Prominent iGaming operator, The Stars Group Incorporated, has announced that its PokerStars.com domain will soon be holding a special installment of its Sunday Million competition that is to award one fortunate online poker player with $1 million in cash.
According to an official press release published by European Gaming Media and Events, the lucrative no-limit hold‘em extravaganza is being held to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the site’s popular Sunday Million online poker series and will feature a guaranteed million-dollar prize for the winner.
April 14 kickoff:
The Toronto-headquartered operator described its Sunday Million contests as ‘the world’s biggest weekly poker tournament’ before explaining that the upcoming $215 buy-in anniversary event is to get underway on April 14 from one o’clock in the afternoon New York time and come complete with a $10 million guaranteed prize pool, which is considerably more than the usual $1 million kitty.
The Stars Group declared that some 5,893 online poker hopeful competitors took part in the first Sunday Million event on March 6, 2006, for a prize pool that eventually reached $1,178,600. Since then, it detailed that PokerStars has hosted some 600 such games to hand out over $750 million in cash prizes.
For those that may be wary of the entry fee for the upcoming Sunday Million anniversary competition, Severin Rasset, Poker Innovation and Operations Director for The Stars Group, proclaimed that PokerStars is currently running a series of spin-and-go and multi-stage satellite events featuring buy-ins from as low as $0.90. He stated that the site is moreover hosting daily $15 buy-in satellites that are each guaranteeing at least 100 seats into the April 14 extravaganza.
Rasset’s statement read…
“We’re thrilled to be a part of this poker milestone but the credit goes to all of the poker lovers out there who have made the Sunday Million happen nearly every week for the past 13 years; so we hope to see them at the tables on April 14.”