If only that were real money…
We didn’t know this, but it turned out that PokerStars has been keeping an eye on who has accumulated the most Play Chips (fake money) on their site. The 'Billionaire Club’ is an opt-in list of those who grind to kill some time and everyone on it could buy a fake sports team or two with the amount of fake money they have put into their coffers.
What is even more amazing than these guys raking in such high scores is that 2nd on the list is poker icon and Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker. First, Barry Greenstein takes down the play money equivalent of the Sunday Million, now we find Moneymaker (playing under his Money800 moniker) has somehow played enough to win roughly 12.5B in fake money.
The fact is, there may a lot of reasons some enthusiasts might play fake money poker: no bankroll, no legalized online poker or confusion over whether it’s real or not. But with Moneymaker’s powerful place on the fake money list it looks like, even in the world of make believe, the cream will rise to the top.
Of course, if you don’t have the patience to start from $1000 and turn it into a multi-billion dollar Fantasyland fortune, you could always buy fake chips.
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