PokerStars Celebrates 40 Billion Hands

Daniel Negreanu

Online giant PokerStars is expecting to pass 40 billion hands dealt this month and is celebrating the milestone with cash giveaways and value added tournaments, including the biggest Sunday Million guarantee ever.

There will be cash prizes across all PokerStars cash game tables in the days leading up to the 40 billionth hand.

Players dealt into every millionth hand will win $40 for every VPP they earned in the previous 40 hands played on that table. An extra VPP will be awarded to all players dealt in guaranteeing everyone is a winner. Plus, the winner of the hand will also see the pot doubled.

When the big 40 billionth hand is dealt, all players dealt in will be rewarded $400 for every VPP earned in the previous 40 hands and, once again, the pot will be doubled.

In addition to the cash game prizes, PokerStars will also be boosting the guaranteed prize pool of the Sunday Million on Feb. 21 to $4 million.

The date also marks the 4th anniversary of the Sunday Million and will guarantee its biggest ever prize pool with at least $1,000,000 for first place.

The tournament takes place at the usual 4:30 p.m. ET time slot and has a buy-in of $215.

There will also be a $1 million guaranteed tournament in honor of the 40 billionth hand this Sunday, Feb. 14 at 2:30 p.m. ET with a $40 buy-in.

Plus, PokerStars will be running a number 40 FPP tournaments with $40,000 prize pools and a series of 40-man Super Sit & Go tournaments featuring a range of buy-ins and the chance to grab a piece of $40,000 throughout the rest of the month.

Finally, the PokerStars VIP club is also getting in on the celebrations, offering players $40 cash credit for only 2,500 FPPs throughout February.

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