The PokerStars December Festival will see at least $15m won across a one month-long celebration!
All players will have the chance to win huge cash prizes, with boosted prize pools in some of the biggest scheduled tournaments, $1 Million Spin & Go's, and December Festival Challenges just the tip of the iceberg.
Here's what you can expect to find during the festival:
$1m Spin & Go tourneys (from December 01):
From December 01, you could turn $5 into $1m in special edition $1 Million Spin & Go’s!
As soon as three players register for your $5 buy-in (only this buy-in level will boast the $1m prize opportunity, the others will remain the same) $1 Million Spin & Go tournament, there will be a random draw to decide how big your prize pool will be based on the following probabilities:
$1m Milestone Hands (from December 01):
Play PokerStars ring games from December 01 and win a share of $1m in cash prizes across 300 special Milestone Hands!
To boost your bankroll for free, keep an eye out for hands that end in six zeroes on the unique PokerStars counter displayed in the lobby.
Milestone Hands 1-299
Players at the table in each of the regular Milestone Hands will win prizes as follows:
• Winner of the hand: (# of VPPs in last 50 hands x $100) + $100 = Cash prize
• Other players at table: (# of VPPs in last 50 hands x $50) + $50 = Cash prize
Milestone Hand 300
Players at the table in the 300th Milestone Hand will win prizes as follows:
• Winner of the hand: (# of VPPs in last 50 hands x $1,000) + $4,000 = Cash prize
• Other players at table: (# of VPPs in last 50 hands x $500) + $2,000 = Cash prize
Once all 300 Milestone Hand prizes have been calculated, whatever is left from the $1m promotion award fund will be shared between all players that were dealt into the same stake, betting structure and game type (for example $0.50/$1, No Limit Hold’em) at the exact time Milestone Hand 300 is dealt.
This remaining prize pool will be split proportionally among all players based on the number of VPPs each player has earned in the 49 hands leading up to Milestone Hand 300. No matter how much is awarded across the Milestone Hands, PokerStars guarantees a minimum Stake Share of $250,000 but the giveaway could be even bigger!
$5m Knockout Week (December 08-14):
The December Festival also features a whole week of exciting Knockout and Progressive Knockout tournaments, with $5m in guarantees to be won.
Play for your chance to win cash bounties and massive prize pools, and don’t miss the $500K guaranteed Main Event on December 14 - qualify from as little as $1!
Also, check out your personal Challenge Window in the PokerStars client or Mobile app to find exciting Knockout Week Challenges from December 8-14. Win extra prizes just by playing in Knockout Week tournaments:
Zoom & Boom (December 15-21):
From December 15-21 PokerStars are giving away as much as $50 every day to real money Zoom players who win a hand with two red aces after the flop, and then share their hand on the BOOM! Hand Replayer.
You’ll be credited with a cash prize of 50 big blinds at the stake level you were playing at, up to a maximum of $50, within 48 hours.
Claim a free cash prize every day during the Zoom & BOOM week, and check out your personal Challenge Window to find exciting Zoom & BOOM December Festival Challenges!
Double Vision (December 21):
Sunday is already the biggest day of the week on PokerStars, with millions of dollars in guaranteed cash on offer.
On December 21 it gets even bigger, with not one but two editions of your favourite Sunday Majors running on the same day - that means at least $3.8m will be up for grabs across the following events:
$5m GTD Sunday Million (December 28):
It’s the biggest weekly tournament anywhere online, and for one week only the Sunday Million is having its guarantee boosted to an incredible $5m, including at least $500,000 for the winner.
Don’t miss the $5m guaranteed Sunday Million at 14:30 ET on December 28. Buy-in directly for $215, or turn $1 into a six-figure payday by winning your seat in a range of different cash satellites available from $1 now!
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