Saturday, May 12, 2007

Poker Stars 'The Big 10 Billion Celebration'... at Hand

Woo-eee, that's a big number, fully 10,000 times more than the number of dollars Dr. Evil first asked for in the original Austin Powers movie. 10,000,000,000 is about 4,000,000,000 greater than the Earth's population, just for another point of comparison.

It's also the milestone that Poker is going to hit later this month. Stars ran a huge wingding when they hit five billion hands, and they're outdoing themselves this time around. The ten billionth hand alone looks as though it will result in about $200,000 to be awarded in cash and WCOOP entries, and there's 100 hands with smaller payouts --- just a few thousand each, on average --- on the way to the life-changing hand. Last year a young housewife from Germany won some life-changing money just for being at the right cash-game table at the right time, and later this month, it's going to happen again. PokerStars is growing in the German market, that's why we added a German Download Guide.

Sure, I'll be there, trying like everyone else just to be lucky at the right moment. Stars is even tossing in an reload bonus --- "10Bhand" --- if your account is lower than it needs to be at the moment. And if you're one of the few who hasn't played at Stars before, then click that link above and join the fun. Stars bonuses are offered less frequently than at other sites, but they're among the easiest to clear.

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