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PokerStars Player Traffic Jumps

PokerStars has seen a rise in player traffic thanks to a December Festival that has set aside $15 million in prize money that will land in player accounts by the time 2015 is ushered in.

The seven-day average of ring game players as reported by PokerScout has reached 21,000, a total not previously seen well before the launch of Spin & Go games in late September. But the PokerStars cash game lobby is not the only place where players have been flocking to, as this month’s festival has big bucks earmarked for Sit ‘N Go and MTT players as well.

$1 Million in Milestone Hands

PokerStars is famous for its Milestone Hands promotions and this December finds the world’s no. 1 site remaining true to form in giving players what they want. What players want is bonus cash and if seated at a Milestone Hand, cash is what they will get.

A total of $1 million over 300 Milestone Hands is ready for distribution. Another bit of good news is that all players playing at the same stake level as the Milestone Hand winning table will share in the bonus bounty. In other words, multi-tabling among many levels will increase your odds of winning. Zoom Poker tables are not eligible because …….

Red Aces Zoom & Boom

Fast-folders on Zoom Poker have a promo of their own. While PokerStars is a/k/a the Red Spade, the marketing folks have mixed things up and decided to reward Zoom Poker players who are dealt two red aces –hearts and diamonds.

Between Dec. 15-21, getting dealt those red aces in the hole is good for a quick $50 if you win the pot. Also, winners must share the hand on the BOOM! Hand Replayer.

$1 Million Spin & Go

The Spin & Go craze has died down a bit at PokerStars, but it’s sure to gain momentum this month as a $5 buy-in could mean a $1 million prize for a Spin & Go winner and $100,000 each to the other two game players. Just watch the numbers spin once three players are seated at a $5 buy-in to see if your table has been randomly selected for the mega prize.

The probability is a miniscule 3 in 10 million. But several Spin & Go players will be getting rich this December, and it could be you!

MTT Prizes

Dec. 8-14 is Knockout Week that features $5 million in guaranteed prize money. Knockout Week culminates with a $500,000 guaranteed Main Event on Dec. 14. Also, players are advised to look at their personal Challenge window during the week and fulfill exciting challenges to win prizes.

Dec. 21 is Double Vision Sunday that will require you to look twice at $3,800,000 in guaranteed prize money up for grabs. PokerStars’ normal Sunday Major events — the Sunday Million, Sunday Storm, Sunday Kickoff, and Sunday Warm-Up — will all run twice under both a 6-max and 9-max table format. Double your pleasure the Sunday before Christmas!

A $5 million guaranteed prize pool is on tap for Sunday, Dec. 28, a special edition of the Sunday Million. The winner will take home $500k. Personal challenges are also available in conjunction with this event, so check your personal window.



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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.