LONDON, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - PokerStars.net celebrates its 10th
anniversary in December and is marking the milestone with an amazing
promotion that will award 100 dream trips to the PokerStars Caribbean
Adventure in the Bahamas.
"When I started playing competitive poker in the 1990s it was all live
action, very much offline, in home card games or in casinos," says
Daniel Negreanu, a Canadian poker player who is one of the sports
all-time leading money winners. "Sites like PokerStars.net have made
the sport truly global. Now we have champions from all around the
world, poker tours in many countries and millions of hobbyists and
professionals playing online. It has exploded, all in the last 10
The "PokerStars.net 10th Anniversary Giveaway" is a series of freerolls
that will enable players to qualify for a weekly final and win one of
100 packages (each worth more than $15,000) to the ninth annual PCA
tournament, which takes place from January 5-14, 2012, at Paradise
Each package consists of entry into the $10,000 buy-in Main Event,
travel to the Paradise Island in the Bahamas, accommodation at the
Atlantis Resort and spending money for the duration of the trip. On top
of that, PokerStars.net is also offering 10,000 cash prizes to win
along the way.
The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is the biggest land-based poker
festival outside of Las Vegas, with more than 40 events scheduled to
take place in January 2012. The highlight is the $10,000 Main Event,
which last year saw a record field of 1,560 players take part in the
tournament to create a prize pool of more than $15 million. The winner
was Galen Hall, who took home the top prize of $2.3 million.
For more information about the "10th Anniversary Giveaway", visit http://www.pokerstars.net/poker/promotions/10th-anniversary/
PokerStars.net operates the world's most popular online poker site and serves the
world's largest poker community, with more than 49 million registered members. It's the first choice of the world's top players, with more daily
tournaments than anywhere else and with the best security online.
Recent additions to the PokerStars family include PokerStars.fr, which
operates in France under the French government license, as well as
PokerStars.it, which operates in Italy under the Italian government
license, and PokerStars.ee, which operates in Estonia under the
Estonian government license.
PokerStars.net is the official sponsor of some of the biggest live poker
tournaments in the world, including the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT),
the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT), the Australia New Zealand Poker
Tour (ANZPT), and the Russian Poker Series (RPS).
PokerStars.net is also home to a team of sponsored players known as Team
PokerStars Pro. This elite group of players travel the world competing
in international tournaments.
For further information:
Sinead Brown / Kathleen Adams
email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
416-413-5193 / 416-413-5191