Christmas is still six weeks away but a number of the top online poker websites in the world are already rolling out special Christmas promotions. PokerStars, the biggest online poker website in the world recently launched its special Christmas festival which will run for the next six weeks.
The new holiday campaign from PokerStars will give away $10 million in prize money and the highlight of the promotion will be the $5 Million Guaranteed Sunday Million which takes place on the 27th of December. The winner of this special event is guaranteed to receive a minimum of $500,000.
This special event will replace the usual PokerStars Sunday Million which had $1 million to be won and a buy-in of $215. Although PokerStars has increased to overall prize money to $5 million, the buy-in will continue to remain at $215. Players who are not able to pay the buy-in will also be able to enter the tournament by registering for any of the satellite tournaments available on the PokerStars website.
The PokerStars Christmas festival will commence with a special Daily Double Jackpot poker festival that runs from the 16th– 27th of November and consist of a total of 84 events. This tournament will have a total of $4.5 million in guaranteed prize money. This tournament format is pretty similar to the series that Full Tilt Poker used to run for a number of years. If a player manages to win two similar tournaments with the same buy-in on the same day, then they will be given $1 million as a bonus prize.
PokerStars has also planned on released a special Christmas calendar during the Christmas festival which will run from the 1st to the 25th of December. The calendar has been designed to host a number of exciting promotions on a daily basis and players will be able to click on each day to see what holiday promotion is running. Some of the promotions expected to run during the Christmas festival include Milestone Hands, Christmas Giveaways, Golden Sit & Gos, Challenges, PCA Giveaways, Freerolls and Mega Bonuses.
PokerStars also plans to award special tickets to any random table which is made up of nine players. These tickets which are valued at $55 will give them access to the special $250,000 guaranteed tournament that will run from Monday to Friday. PokerStars will make it even more special on Sundays by awarding players with tickets to the $5 Million Guaranteed Sunday Million that are valued at $215.