Poker Stars celebrates 5 billion hands

PokerStars announced they're nearing the five billionth hand mark and expect to hit it this month. To celebrate the achievement, they'll be giving away more than $1 million in cash, World Series of Poker (WSOP) entries, World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) entries, and bonuses until they reach the milestone.

Starting with Poker Stars' 4,930,000,000th hand, the site will identify 33 milestone hands leading up the five billionth one. Players who are dealt into one of the first 32 milestone hands in a cash ring game will receive $2,000. The winner of the hand will be awarded $5,000.

The big bonus will come for the people dealt into the five billionth hand. They'll receive $10,000 and a free entry into the PokerStars WCOOP Main Event. The winner of the hand will get $50,000 along with the free entry.

The site is "sweetening" the deal for its VIP Club members. Depending on their VIP level, club members can win 15%-120% more of the bonuses while playing a milestone hand.

PokerStars is also offering chances to win seats to the WSOP as part of their promotion. On Sunday, May 28, real money players will have a chance to play in a 500 Frequent Player Point buy-in WSOP qualifier. The top nine finishers will receive WSOP Main Event prize packages.

Please see PokerStars for further details.

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