PokerStars Winter Series To Begin On Christmas Day With $25 Milli

Posted by Carolyn on Dec 20, 2017 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Promotions | No Comments »

As the year comes to a close and the Christmas holiday season approaches, a lot of people are getting in the mood to celebrate and give gifts which is part of the Christmas tradition. PokerStars, the biggest online poker website in the world has also decided to give away $25 million in guaranteed prize money starting on Christmas day. PokerStars will launch its Winter Series online poker tournament on December 25 and poker players who sign-up have a shot at winning lots of cash and finishing their year on a high.

Winter Series Set Up With 152 Events

The Winter Series will wind up after having its Main Event on January 7.  The total prize pool of $25 million will be spread across 152 events that will run during this two week long online festival. All poker variants that are found on the PokerStars menu including as Omaha and the ultra-popular Hold’em will be played during the two weeks along with other popular formats.

There are several levels of buy-in events to fit player bankrolls. First there is the micro level (up to $5.50), next is the low level (up to $55), then the medium level (up to $530) and finally the high level (up to $5,200).  This set up is similar to the famous Spring Championship of Online Poker’s (SCOOP), which PokerStars hosted earlier this year. The 2017 SCOOP had recently broken the record for awarding $93 million in prize money, which was the highest prize money in a single tournament. 

During the series finale on January 7 there will again be different levels of buy ins and each level will come with a different guaranteed prize pool (GTD). The micro main event (which has a buy in of $2.20) will have a $50,000 prize pool, while the high main event (which has a buy in of $2,100) will have a prize pool that is estimated to be around $1.5 million.

Five Platinum Passes Up For Grabs

PokerStars has already confirmed that the Main Event winner at each level will not only be receiving the prize money but will also be receiving one of the 300 available Platinum Pass packages worth $30,000. The Platinum Pass package will be for the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) which will be held in January 2019 in the Bahamas. The Platinum Pass package includes a six night stay at the Atlantis Resort Nassau, as well as the $25,000 buy in to the PSPC, and $2,000 in airfare and travel expenses. The eventual winner of the PSPC will win a cool $1,000,000 in prize money.

There will also be a fifth Platinum Pass package up for grabs during the Winter Series. This will be awarded to the winner of a free tournament called the All-In Shootout. The All-In Shootout is scheduled for January 9 at 3:00 p.m. EST and is open to any player who has registered for at least one Winter Series event.  

PokerStars has also announced that they will be giving out hundreds of random Winter Series tickets during their New Year’s Eve event called New Year’s Eve Magic Freeroll. The tournament will start on December 31 and as a holiday treat, PokerStars will be giving out $15,000 in free giveaways during the event.

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