Poker Stars is counting down to its 40-billionth hand and its taking its players along for the celebration.
Every hand dealt at Poker Stars (and every other poker site online for that matter) is numbered, in sequence, for easy hand history tracking. Since its inception, the world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars, has dealt out close to 40-billion hands. As that pivotal number approaches, the site is rewarding players with a slew of #40-themed promotions.
Starting at hand number 39,601,000,000 Poker Stars will be celebrating every millionth hand dealt. Each time that goal is reached, Poker Stars will reward all the playes sitting in at that table. Every player will receive a bonus of $40 multiplied by the number of VIP points (VPP) that all the players at the table have accumulated collectively during the last 40 hands dealt. The winner of every millionth hand will also get their pot doubled.
For the 40-billionth hand, the VPP points counted will be multiplied by $400 instead of $40 (and the winner still gets his pot doubled).
For the Sunday Million at the end of this month, February 2010, PokerStars will increase the guaranteed prize pool from $1 million to $4 million and guarantee the first place winner a $1 million prize.
Throughout the promotional period PokerStars will also have a bevy of 40-related freerolls, cash games, and Sit n Go’s going with bonus prizes above and beyond the cash rewards that alredy come with playing real money online poker at PokerStars.