20th Birthday Celebrations at PokerStars Kicks Off with Prizes and Promotions

In its 20th year of operation, global poker behemoth PokerStars thanks players with boosted prizes and free tickets.

After 20 years of operations, PokerStars is one of the biggest poker operators in the world, and it is giving back to customers to say thank you for two decades of poker. Through the month of November, the operator is putting on a celebration called The Big 20, with prizes, promotions, and nostalgia-themed tournaments throughout the month.

There is more than $10 million guaranteed for the 20th birthday celebrations, with $5.5 million guaranteed across 20 retro-themed tournaments, and another $5 million in the Finale alone. Additionally, leader boards for cash and spin games have boosted prizes starting Nov 1, and the Ticket Machine fires up on Nov 8 to give random tickets to the Finale.

Big 20 Promotions: Key Details at a Glance

Date Promo Details
Nov 1 Boost Daily leaderboards at Cash and Spins have boosted prizes
Nov 8 Ticket Machine Random giveaways to Finale at the tables
Nov 14 Rewind 20 themed tournaments with $5.5 million guaranteed
Dec 5 Finale $55, $5 million-guaranteed tournament

Kicking off the month-plus celebration are leaderboard boosts and the Ticket Machine. Leaderboards in the month of November have been increased by 40% to celebrate two decades of poker, so players who compete for the Cash or Spin & Go leaderboards will be getting lots of extra birthday value.

Additionally, starting Nov 8, the Ticket Machine gets fired up by PokerStars, sending random Main Event tickets to players. Find all the details for the upcoming birthday bash with the complete rundown at pokerfuse.

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Women Get Early Start in PokerStars Women’s Sunday

PokerStars hopes the new earlier start time for their flagship women's event will increase attention.

Every Sunday, PokerStars invites women the world over to have some poker fun in the PokerStars Women’s Sunday.

October 31, 2021, the flagship women’s-only game kicked off an hour earlier in its new time slot.

While poker as a game doesn’t present many gender-related barriers, the culture of poker is a different story, and as one way to address that, PokerStars offers Women’s Sunday. The $22 buy-in game with $2,000 guaranteed runs every Sunday with entry limited to women only.

Beginning with the Halloween edition on Oct 31, the women’s-only game will be starting one hour earlier than usual. According to Rebecca McAdam Willetts, Associate Director of Consumer Engagement and Public Relations at PokerStars, the operator has been working hard to build its community of women.

“We’ve been doing a lot of work over the past year to enhance our Women’s Sunday and engage our female community in a way that rewards and entertains best but also works alongside their other priorities,” she said in a press release on the time change.

She noted the recent price reduction to $22 had very positive feedback with increased attendance in the game and added that the new time is a trial to see how it works for players. “As always, we’d like to hear feedback on this and many other topics and would encourage women in our community to sign up to our insights community ‘Our Voices’ so we can continue to improve and offer the best experience possible.

There is also extra value in the event since March of this year, with a variety of tickets including SCOOP, WCOOP, and Bounty Builder Series games. For women who are interested in poker, but concerned about some of the cultural aspects around open games, women’s-only games like PokerStars Women’s Sunday are a great way to get some poker experience in a more welcoming environment.

The new earlier start time went into effect on October 31, with the game now starting at 13:40 ET (18:40 BST). Satellites are running now in the client.

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