PokerStars reveals details of 13th anniversary Sunday Million with a $10 million guaranteed event. A well-known representative of PokerStars is the latest to leave the online poker room. Rhode Island on the cusp of mobile sports betting. Find these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
PokerStars Sunday Million Anniversary event set for April 14th.
PokerStars has released details of the 13th anniversary of the Sunday Million with a $10 million guaranteed prize pool up for grabs. The anniversary of the most popular online poker tournament will be held on April 14th with the winner of the event receiving $1 million. The Sunday Million has been a weekly online poker tradition last 13 years, with $750 million awarded over 600 tournaments during its run.
The tournament will feature a $215 buy-in for one week only — down from the recently changed $109. Players can qualify for the event through satellites starting at $0.90 and beginning March 25th, PokerStars will also begin to run $15 satellites with each guaranteeing 100 seats into the April 14th tournament.
PokerStars hopes that the 13th anniversary of the event goes more smoothly than the 12th, which saw a $1.2 million overlay which ultimately led to a second “Take 2” event in April of last year, easily meeting the guarantee.
Next month the @PokerStars Sunday Million celebrates its 13th Anniversary 🥳 with a $10 million guaranteed event. $1 million of that will go to the winner 🍾
Plus you can qualify for as little as $0.90. Check out the details…https://t.co/zG0KpZsuk7
— PokerStarsBlog (@PokerStarsBlog) March 15, 2019
– Lee Jones has quietly left PokerStars as Head of Poker Communications sometime over the last few weeks. Although no official announcement was made, Lee Jones’ personal website says he is no longer “PokerStars Lee Jones” and that he is “no longer working for the Man.”
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– Part Time Poker’s David Huber reports in from the Michigan House Reform Committee hearing this week which discussed topics surrounding the issue of online gambling legalization including a warning against proposed blanket geolocation bans on VPNs.
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