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According to retailers and online shops, the Christmas season starts earlier and earlier each year, although at least they have the decency to keep their festive decorations boxed up until after Halloween… PokerStars too has jumped on this holiday-eager bandwagon and launched their Christmas Festival promotion. With precisely $10 million to give away, the money will be played off in various ways, the most notable of which is the main event with $5 million guaranteed that will take place just after Christmas. PokerStars are surely feeling pretty generous this season!
You might think it’s too early to start with the Christmas preparations, but PokerStars don’t think so. Their Christmas Festival is already underway and there are special promotions and tourneys running every day, so don’t miss out. Thankfully, you won’t have to choose between poker and doing your Christmas shopping as PokerStars is available on mobile, running a smooth and beautiful mobile interface – check it out!
‘Tis The Season For Some Winning
Fa la la la la…. Alright, we feel pretty guilty writing about Christmas promotions mid-November, but it isn’t us who thought of running them this early. Anyway, let’s get the basics down first: you’ve got time until December 27th to claim your slice of the $10 million mince pie. This enormous amount of money will be played off in special tournaments, the schedule for which already started on Monday. So hustle and get in on the action!
The first bit of the Christmas Festival will run until the end of November and the Daily Double Jackpot is the thing that you should look out for. In the 14 days that it will be played, there will be 84 of these tournaments running Monday through Sunday:
- Two tourneys at 1PM (ET) with $1.10 buy-ins – $5,000 guarantee ($10,000 on Sundays)
- Two tourneys at 2PM (ET) with $11 buy-ins – $50,000 guarantee ($125,000 on Sundays)
- Two tourneys at 3PM (ET) with $55 buy-ins – $75,000 guarantee ($250,000 on Sundays)
To incentivize the players even more, PokerStars have thrown a spanner into works: win both of the tourneys of the same buy-in, and you’ll be awarded $1 million! And to show you just how generous PokerStars are really feeling, they will randomly award two $55 tourney tickets at one random table (Monday through Saturday). Meanwhile, on Sundays, the players of the lucky, randomly selected table will get a $215 ticket for the main $5 million event.
The December Tourneys
Come December, the format of the Christmas Festival will change. From December 1st through to 25th, there will be Golden Sit &Gos, Milestone Hands, Freerolls, Christmas Giveaways, Challenges and Mega Bonuses to be had – something different every day! We could tell you all about it, but chances are we are going to stay here for a long, long while. So it’s best to check out the Challenges tab to find out what’s in store for the day.
The main event will take place on Sunday, the December 27th ($215 buy-in) and definitely one you’ll want to check out because the guarantee is $5 million! Now, wouldn’t that be perfect after all the Christmas shopping and spending? If you’re not willing to spend so much money for the buy-in, there re plenty of satellites running to qualify too. Simply check out the PokerStars page to find out all about this Christmas Festival.
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