PokerStars Readies for the 75 Billionth Hand

January 31, 2012

Last year, PokerStars celebrated its 70 billionth hand and the 72 billionth hand along with their 10th anniversary, and it’s time to celebrate yet again. This time, Stars will be honoring the 75 billionth hand, as they continue on the “Road to 100 Billion.” PokerStars anticipates this milestone hand to be dealt sometime within the next two weeks, and they’re giving away up to $1 million.

To win this promotion, all you need to do is be at a cash game table when a millionth hand is dealt between 74,700,000,000 and 75,000,000,000 (for example, 74,902,000,000). If you win the hand, you will earn a cash prize worth thousands. If you find yourself dealt into the 75 billionth hand and win, you will win at least $20,000 automatically.

The current hand number is displayed at and is currently at 74,797,598,578.

PokerStars offers some tips on its website to up your odds of being dealt into a milestone hand. First of all, play on more than one table. The more tables you play at, the more likely you’ll be dealt a millionth (or billionth) hand. Secondly, play longer sessions. The prize amount is dependent on the VIP Player Points (VPPs) points you earned during the session that the milestone hand was dealt to you. The more time you’ve spent at that table, the more money you will have contributed to the pot, and the more VPPs you will have earned. By sitting down at a table long before a milestone hand will drop, you’ll have more time to vamp up your VPPs, and thus increase your prize value if you do happen to be in the right place at the right time. And finally, Stars recommends that you play an action game, such as Limit Hold ‘em or Pot Limit Omaha because they generate VPPs at a faster rate.

All you have to do is be there. If you win, you will of course earn a bigger prize, but all participants will win something.


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