PokerStars will be holding its 800 millionth online poker tournament between October 13 and October 20. Inspired by its immensely popular Road to 100 Billion promotion, which celebrated each milestone hand dealt at its cash game tables, the biggest online poker room in the world plans to celebrate its 800 millionth online poker tournament with a special promotion called Carnival of Tournaments.
According to the PokerStars’ website, “Carnival of Tournaments” will feature “$2 million in boosted guarantees, $700,000 in added giveaway prizes, and other special tournaments.” From October 14 to October 18, the guaranteed prizes of all big tournaments at PokerStars will be increased in size. They will be doubled on October 19 and tripled on October 20. Besides, the online poker room will be giving away extra bubble prizes worth more than $100k during the Carnival of Tournaments week.
Needless to say, the 800 millionth tournament at PokerStars is going to be very special. The event will be held at 1:00 p.m. EST on October 20, with a buy-in of $109 and a guaranteed prize of $1 million. During the first two hours of the tournament, PokerStars will give away extra prizes worth $100 at random tables.
Golden Sit and Go tournaments will also form part of the Carnival of Tournaments, giving Sit and Go players a chance to win their share of the prize pool. The online poker room will randomly choose Sit N Go tables and declare them to be any one of the three “golden” categories—Big, Bigger, and Biggest. Accordingly, the prize pool of the Big Sit N Go tables will be doubled, that of the Bigger tables will be tripled, and that of the biggest tables will be quintupled.
The Road to 100 Billion turned out to be an immensely popular promotion at PokerStars, drawing huge crowds of poker players and making things difficult for PokerStars’ competitors. The Carnival of Tournaments is expected to have a similar effect, and other operators can expect to lose a huge chunk of their player traffic to PokerStars between October 13 and October 20.
If players want to be part of the Carnival of Tournaments at PokerStars, they should first sign up for real money poker play at the online poker room. If new players sign up at PokerStars through a PokerNews link and input the promo code POKERNEWS.COM and the bonus code STARS600, they can grab a first deposit bonus of 100 percent up to $600.