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PokerStars Player Wins $1m Spin and Go Payout

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In celebration of their “December Festival,” PokerStars rolled out a $5 buy-in, $1m Spin and Go. In normal cases, these hyper-turbo, 3-max SNG’s feature a prize pool that’s equal to anywhere from 2x to 1,200x the buy-in. So pumping the prize pool up to $1 million was a very big deal. But since nobody unlocked the million-dollar Spin & Go, PokerStars extended the promotion throughout January. And as we’ll discuss below, this turned out to be very fortunate for one lucky Russian player.

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PokerStars announces 2011 SCOOP Schedule

Mark your calendars for May 8th because that’s when the 2011 SCOOP begins. PokerStars just recently released the SCOOP schedule, which includes a total of 38 events and $45 million in guaranteed money. In addition to the massive amount of money involved in this online poker event, PokerStars is once again offering their very popular format of Low, Mid, and High buy-ins. As the name implies, each buy-in level caters to different bankrolls so that everybody can compete. Of course, if you can’t afford the normal buy-ins for these poker games, there will also be 2011 SCOOP satellites starting on …

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Full Tilt adds Draw Poker Games

As the world’s second largest online poker room, Full Tilt could just sit back, count their money and be content.  Lucky for us, Full Tilt Poker is never content and they are constantly trying to improve their site.  They proved this recently by adding Draw poker games to their already impressive lineup.  Draw games that have been added to Full Tilt include 2-7 Triple Draw, Badugi and Five Card Draw.  To find these brand new additions, all you need to do is visit Full Tilt and look in their poker software.  If you happen to visit Full Tilt, you’ll also …

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Fox Sports completes Deal with PokerStars

PokerStars recently signed a deal with Fox Sports to offer a free poker room on FoxSports.com.  In addition to the poker room, PokerStars will also offer several other services such as poker rules, poker strategy, and poker news. Popular speculation is that FoxSports.com made this deal so that they could compete with ESPN.com, which leads all mainstream online sports sites in poker content.  Now Fox Sports has the benefit of having the world’s largest online poker room providing content for them.   The obvious benefit to PokerStars is that they get to advertise their brand name on a mainstream sports website.  …

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PokerStars offering $15,000 Freeroll

Unless you’re one of the multi-millionaire online poker players at Full Tilt Poker, chances are that you still rely on freerolls to build your bankroll.  After all, free poker tournaments give you the chance to win lots of cash without having to risk any of your own money.  If you’re in the business of hunting for big freeroll poker games, you should definitely take a look at the new one offered by PokerStars.  PokerStars is offering a $15,000 Monthly Million freeroll that’s an upgrade over the previous $10,000 freeroll.  With an extra $5,000 in the prize pool, this poker tournament …

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Tyson Marks wins Record $2.28 Million Payout at PokerStars

If ever there was a reason to play online poker, then that reason came this week when Tyson “potterpoker” Marks won $2.28 million in the PokerStars’ WCOOP Main Event.  2,443 players either paid the $5,200 buy-in or earned their way in through satellites to play poker for the $10 million Main Event prize pool.  By the second day, most of these players were gone as only 271 people remained in this huge poker tournament.  When the final poker table rolled around, Tyson Marks had taken the lead and was in control.  Marks only increased the lead as he took plenty …

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50 Billionth Hand Means Big Promotions at PokerStars

It’s time to celebrate at PokerStars because they are drawing closer to their 50 billionth hand.  Most of the celebrating will be done by PokerStars players since the world’s biggest online poker room is offering several deals totaling over $1 million. One of the online poker deals that Stars is offering in celebration of hand number 50 billion are cash game bonuses.  During every millionth hand leading up to 50 billion poker hands, each player at the table will receive a $50 bonus.  Each player will also get $50 for every VIP point earned during the last 50 hands leading …

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PokerStars offering WCOOP Seat just for taking Quiz

If you’re tired of satelliting into poker tournament after poker tournament in hopes of winning a big prize package, you might want to take a look at the deal that PokerStars is offering.  PokerStars is giving every member a chance to win a $5,200 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event seat just for taking a quiz.  The way this quiz opportunity works is that you first need to complete the poker download of PokerStars.  After you’ve downloaded the poker software and have signed up, you can look for the quiz in the poker lobby.  The holdem poker quiz …

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PokerStars is giving away Belgian Open Poker Championships Seats

The mere mention of the Belgian Open Poker Championships may not have you envisioning million dollar prize pools, but this casino poker event is actually one of the biggest in Europe.  Last year, the Belgian Open Main Event offered a €1,138,877 prize pool where Antonio Guida eventually won the largest share at €256,082.  In addition to the huge prize pool, many of the world’s top pros such as Marcel Luske, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, and Johnny Lodden play poker at the Belgian Open Poker Championships. If you’d like to join them this year, you should start playing at PokerStars since they …

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888Poker looking to Merge with a Big Site

Just a week after Party Poker and Bwin announced a huge merger, 888Poker is looking at a future merger with another poker room.  The news of 888Poker looking for a potential merger partner broke when 888 CEO Gigi Levy said that his internet poker site is definitely interested in merging within the next six months.  Most people would suspect that he is hoping to keep up with poker sites like Party Poker with this move, but he insists that this isn’t the case.  He told eGaming Review all of this when he said, “I think that the first thing to …

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