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If you happen to be the significant other of an online poker player and are hoping that you can pull your man (or woman) away from the computer this upcoming weekend, you’d better make other plans.

PokerStars is running a $1 million freeroll on Saturday and a $10 million guaranteed event on Sunday, Partypoker will host the final five events of Powerfest that include a $500,000 GTD tournament on both days, and players within New Jersey can take part in a new Spring Fever Giveaway at 888poker NJ that will dish out $300,000 in cash and prizes after all is said and done.

It’s arguably the best weekend of the year thus far for online poker players, and many will not want to miss the action. Interested in more details? Keep reading, my friend.

PokerStars $1 Million Freeroll and Sunday Million 10th Anniversary $10 Million GTD

All existing players at the world’s top poker site need only to opt in via their ‘Challenges Window’ to claim a free ticket to a 90-man Sit & Go satellite. Finish within the top nine to earn a seat to a $1 Million Freeroll on Saturday, March 19. Players who don’t make the cut can try one more time by depositing at least $20 to earn another satellite entry. That’s $1 million in prize money – free for satellite final tablists!


On Sunday, March 20, PokerStars’ Sunday Million that typically guarantees $1 million will instead guarantee $10 million in honor of that event’s 10-year anniversary. The buy-in is still the usual $215 and players who get knocked out may re-enter two additional times. The winner of this special tournament will become a millionaire. That’s two can’t-miss events at PokerStars this weekend!

Partypoker Powerfest

Events #94-98 of Powerfest will be played at Partypoker this weekend, with payouts of over $1.3 million to land in the accounts of winning players. That will mark the end of the 98-event festival that began in late February and guaranteed more than $5 million.


This weekend is all about high rollers, as the buy-ins are set at either $530, $1050 or $5200. Those tournaments will pay out big dollars in prize money, $75K, $100K, $200K, and two events with $500K guarantees. Without a doubt, there will be dozens of players multi-tabling at both Partypoker and PokerStars this weekend, taking their shot at winning millions in prize money.

888poker NJ Spring Fever Giveaway

Players located in the Garden State will not be able to partake in the PokerStars and Partypoker action, but they can lay claim to $300K in guaranteed cash and prizes in the 888poker NJ Spring Fever Giveaway. That load of cash will be paid out throughout the spring until summer begins on June 20.

The promo began on March 16 and consists of daily $1,000 cash freeroll tournaments and a weekly freeroll tourney that guarantees $3,000 in valuable prizes. Those prizes include PlayStations, Beats Headphones, GoPro Cameras, and 888poker t-shirts, caps and playing cards.


All New Jersey 888poker players receive two tickets to the $1,000 daily freeroll and one ticket to the $3,000 weekly freeroll with no strings attached. Additional tickets to the freerolls are won by completing daily missions such as earning at least one status point, buying in to a $5 poker tournament, or betting $10 on games available in the 888casino.

Where will you be this weekend? Rest-of-world players would be wise to log on at Partypoker and PokerStars, while New Jersey residents and visitors ought to click their way over to 888poker NJ.

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.