You’ve got to hand it to PokerStars. The world’s top poker site really knows how to put together a three-day poker party that includes a couple of can’t-miss tournaments combined with a triumphant re-entry into the U.S. market.
PokerStars announced a $1 Million Freeroll set for Saturday, March 19 that guarantees $20,000 to the winner and will see somewhere between 30,000-50,000 players finish in the money. The tournament begins at 13:04 ET and all real money players are invited.
How to Enter
Although the $1 Million Freeroll costs nothing to enter, players do have to earn a seat to the tournament via a free Sit & Go satellite. The first step is for players to open their ‘Challenges Window’ after logging in to PokerStars and opt-in to claim the satellite ticket.
Play just one hand of real money online poker or one tournament in order for the satellite ticket to be released into your account. That ticket allows for entry into a 90-man Sit & Go satellite. Those satellites will be running constantly until March 19 and begin once 90 players have entered.
The top nine finishers of every 90-man Sit & Go satellite will win a free ticket to the PokerStars $1 Million Freeroll on the 19th.
Players who don’t finish within the top nine of the 90 entrants are not shut out from playing in the $1 Million Freeroll. Simply make a deposit of at least $20 using the bonus code “MILLION1” to receive another Sit & Go satellite ticket. Take another shot at landing in the top nine and winning a seat to the $1 Million Freeroll. All players are permitted two chances to earn a freeroll entry.
The $1 Million Freeroll will be capped at the first 100,000 players who win their way into the event. For that reason, it may be a good idea to play the Sit & Go satellite sooner rather than later. Once 100,000 players are entered, the satellites will stop running.
Sunday Million 10th Anniversary $10 Million Guaranteed
Following the $1 Million Freeroll on the 19th, don’t forget that PokerStars will celebrate 10 years of hosting the Sunday Million on Sunday, March 20. That special tournament offers a whopping $10 million guaranteed prize pool with at least $1 million going to the winner.
The regular Sunday Million buy-in of $215 remains the same for the 10th Anniversary edition and players who bust out may also re-enter up to two more times. There are freerolls running on Saturdays where players can win their way into the $10 Million Guaranteed event. Also, VIP Bash satellites are hosted that require a buy-in of 1,000 StarsCoin, sending even more winners to the Sunday Million 10th Anniversary $10 Million GTD.
New Jersey Launch on March 21
After paying out $11 million to its players on Saturday and Sunday, PokerStars will return to the U.S. after almost a five-year absence by launching in New Jersey on Monday, March 21. Although the launch and new site will be restricted to players located only in New Jersey, it marks the first step into the regulated U.S. marketplace, with hopes of entering many more regulated states in the future.
How’s that for three straight days of exciting poker action at PokerStars? Mark your calendars for March 19-21.