offering free seats to the WSOP

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Think you might have a shot at winning this kind of cash?

PokerStars kicked off its annual WSOP Million Dollar Giveaway freerolls this week and will be awarding a total of 80 seats to this summer's Main Event.

"There's nothing better than going to the World Series and playing for the biggest prize pool on earth, except getting there for free," said Team PokerStars Pro Joe Hachem.

Players will have the chance to qualify from April 13 to June 27 with $1 million in WSOP prize packages up for grabs. The winning package includes:

  • $10,000 buy-in to the 2008 WSOP Main Event
  • Hotel accommodation at the Palms
  • $2,500 for expenses

All players have to do is download PokerStars free software and register an account. The Million Dollar Giveaway Round 1 freerolls run every hour and are accessible in the PokerStars lobby.

Those finishing in the top 50 of the round 1 freerolls will win a ticket to the Million Dollar Giveaway Weekly Final.

The weekly final tournaments are held on Saturdays from April 19 until June 28 at 7:31 ET, 13:30 ET and 20:00 ET. The early event offers one seat while the later two award three seats.

PokerStars qualifiers who make it to the final table of the WSOP Main Event will automatically win a cash bonus, including an extra $1 million if they win the Main Event. Second-place winners will get a $400,000 bonus and third place earns a $300,000 bonus. Finish in fourth-fifth or sixth-ninth place and get $200,000 or $100,000 respectively. is the world's biggest poker site and is home to former world champions Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer and Hachem. Moneymaker and Raymer both qualified for their Main Event seats on PokerStars. To date 659 players have qualified to go to the WSOP on PokerStars.

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