Hit and Run: Million Dollar Freeroll at PokerStars; RAWA in Trouble; Inside Poker Debuts Tonight

Steve Ruddock : March 7th, 2016


A million dollar freeroll tournament is coming to PokerStars in March. Poker inspired underwear now available. Adleson’s RAWA bill faces a tough uphill climb in 2016.  And more.

PokerStars hosting a $1 million freeroll on March 19

As they continue to dive into the recreational model, PokerStars has announced they will be hosting a $1 million freeroll tournament on March 19, 2016, with $20,000 guaranteed to the winner. The tournament is of course free to enter, but there are several stipulations would-be players will have to meet.

The first way you can gain access to the tournament is to finish in the top nine of one of the satellites and you will win an entry to the PokerStars $1 Million Freeroll. A ticket to these 90-man tournaments will be made available to each real-money player on the site.

The second way you can participate in the $1 million freeroll is to make a deposit of $20 or more and use the code “MILLION1″.

Quick Hitters

- David Shallow is the latest winner of the UniBet Poker Open, as the UK resident outlasted a field of 418 players to claim the third biggest prize of his poker career, £62,000.

- Inside Poker with tournament director extraordinaire Matt Savage debuts on Poker Central tonight.

- After the most recent Republican debate, Daniel Negreanu asked one of the candidates to put their money where their mouth is, as he offered to donate $100k to charity if Donald Trump unleashed little Donald… or big Donald depending on who you believe.

- Given the current political climate, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, a bill proposed by Senator Lindsey Graham and Representative Jason Chaffetz, and backed by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, may have a difficult time gaining any traction in 2016.

- Dustin Gouker explains why the daily fantasy sports industry is doing everything in its power to distance itself from poker.  The overarching question is how productive these efforts will be, considering the many similarities between the two industries.

- From the mind of the man who created the screen-name “xMONSTERxDONGx” we now have Big Stack Underwear. The poker themed undergarment is the creation of Australian poker pro Jonathan Karamalikis, and is being billed as the most comfortable underwear you’ll ever wear.

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