A new poker tournament due to start on March 15 has attracted thousands of entrants. It’s being sponsored by PokerStars, the premiere online poker room in the world of online gambling, and is so enticing to so many people they’ve had to change the rules. The primary reason for such excitement? This No-Limit Hold’ Em poker tournament boasts extremely low buy-ins and guarantees a totally jackpot of at least $25,000.
The changes that PokerStars has implemented are as follows. They’re going to increase the player limit to 100,000 and change the format to a turbo competition with starting stacks of only 50 chips. So far, there are 18,000 entrants into the tournament and entry is expected to increase right up until the beginning of the tourney on 15 March.
A spokesman for PokerStars had this to say about the changes: “MicroMillions is a tournament series that’s ideal for every type of player, no matter how small your bankroll may be. We changed the format to make it a turbo because, otherwise, the tournament would go on for more than a day, and nobody really wants that.”
The first day of the series also includes six other events. You’ll have to check out PokerStars to see all of the particulars, but they include a $1+ReBuy No Limit Hold ‘Em game that guarantees $75,000 and a $2.20 poker game that guarantees $10,000. There are several different (very low) buy-in and ReBuy amounts as well as guaranteed prize pots within that range. PokerStars truly does try and offer something for everyone.
The biggest event is going to take place on the final day of the tournament; it’s a $22 buy-in no-limit hold ‘em game that guarantees a prize pool of $1m, with $150,000 going to the winner.
If you’ve never played with PokerStars, there’s still time to sign up for the MicroMillions tournament. As a new player, you’re eligible for their 100% matching offer on your first deposit of up to $600. You can even get a free MicroMillions ticket by making a deposit of $30 or more right up until midnight of March 14.
For more on the world’s biggest poker room, see our PokerStars review page.