PokerStars, the largest online poker room in the world, is on the verge of dealing its 85 billionth hand, and the winner of this hand will become richer by at least $20k. As it plods towards its 85th billionth hand, the online poker room is running a number of exciting promotions for its cash players in the form of special freerolls. PokerStars is also going to launch its World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) next month.

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Meanwhile, World Poker Tour Online and Party Poker are also running some exciting promotions, giving players the opportunity to qualify for the prestigious World Poker Tour (WPT) without parting with any of their hard-earned money. All players need to do is take part in some freerolls, prove their worth, and qualify for the WPT.

Here is some more about PokerStars 85 billionth hand. PokerStars is in the habit of celebrating every 5 billionth hand it deals. Players might remember that the online poker room celebrated when it dealt its 80 billionth hand. What’s more, PokerStars says that it will continue celebrating milestone hands till it reaches its 100 billionth hand, giving players plenty of chances to win big prizes, a share of as much as $1,000,000, to be precise. To become part of a historic hand, players simply need to play cash games at PokerStars, and if they happen to be around when PokerStars is dealing its 85 billionth hand, they will win at least $20k.

PokerStars advises its players to play as much as possible and on as many tables as possible to increase their chances of being around when the 85 billionth hand is being dealt. The online poker room also says that players stand a better chance of earning more VIP Player Points if they play as long as possible. Earning as many VPP points is important as it can increase one’s potential prize.

PokerStars will celebrate 300 regular milestone hands in all, and the last mega milestone, the 100 billionth hand is expected to be dealt somewhere in 2013. Players who are fond of Zoom Poker, however, are in for a disappointment as hands dealt on the Zoom Poker tables have nothing to do with the milestone hands. If players are interested in being part of the milestone hands, they must play PokerStars ring games, either online or on their mobile devices.

Interested players can also visit the PokerStars Blog to read some interesting milestone hand stories.

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