It is almost that time of year when the biggest poker event on any poker player's calendar approaches – the 39th Annual World Series of Poker*. Hosted by the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, expect anybody who is anybody in the poker scene to be present and playing their heart out for a chance at a highly regarded bracelet. As always, PokerNews wants to give its loyal players front row seats at this fantastic event – so who have we teamed up with now?
PokerNews is proud to partner with leading online poker room, PokerStars in launching this very special 'Step Up to the WSOP*' freeroll series which could see the winner take home a massive $12,500 World Series* Package. The first five freerolls are $17,320 in value each and pay the top 54 finishers. The winner will of course take home the $12,500 package and the following 53 finishers will be paid with entries to the PokerStars WSOP* Step tournaments. Players receive entry to Step 1 ($7.50) up to Step 6 ($2,100).
The payout will be as follows;
1 $12,500 Team PokerStars WSOP Package
2 $2,100 WSOP Step 6 Ticket
3-4 $700 WSOP Step 5 Ticket
5-7 $215 WSOP Step 4 Ticket
8-10 $82 WSOP Step 3 Ticket
11-15 $27 WSOP Step 2 Ticket
16-54 $7.50 WSOP Step 1 Ticket
Interested players should download PokerStars through PokerNews, sign up a new account, make a deposit and earn 300 VPPs within the specific qualification windows. Qualified players will be issued with a ticket (after the qualification period ends) which must be used to register for the freeroll.
The five $17,320 Team PokerNews Freerolls are scheduled at 15:00 EST/16:00 EDT on:
Friday April 25 (Earn 300 VPPs from April 16 – 22)
Friday May 2 (Earn 300 VPPs from April 23 – 29)
Friday May 9 (Earn 300 VPPs from April 30 – May 6)
Friday May 16 (Earn 300 VPPs from May 7 – 13)
Friday May 23 (Earn 300 VPPs from May 14 – 20)
The final freeroll in this exciting 'Step up to the WSOP' series is a whopping $25,000 in value! It awards the top two finishers with a $12,500 Team PokerStars Package each – that's double your chances! It kicks off on Friday May 30 at 10:00 EST/11:00 EDT. To enter, download PokerStars through PokerNews, register a new account, make a deposit and earn 500 VPPs between May 21 and May 27. Qualified players must register for the freeroll using the ticket which will be issued to them after May 27.
Each $12,500 Package will grant the winner buy-in to the $10,000 Main Event plus $2,500 cash for travel and accommodation. Winners can also join Team PokerStars and also receive access to their very own Merchandise Pack. And if that's not enough, PokerNews will also extend to you a very special invite to the exclusive PokerNews Welcome Party where you get the chance to mingle with the stars and take in the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.
Already have an account with PokerStars? That will not be an issue as long as you originally signed up through PokerNews and have fulfilled all other entry requirements. Keep checking our very extensive Freerolls page for further details, plus what else is in store for you courtesy of PokerNews!
Don't wait – sign up to PokerStars through PokerNews today. This could be the year you take home a million dollars and become poker champion!
Ed Note: PokerStars also offers PokerNews players a fantastic first deposit bonus of 100% up to $50 AND a special $25 PokerNews bonus.
*World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Harrah's License Company, LLC ("Harrah's"). Harrah's does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with PokerNews Ltd or its products, services, promotions or tournaments.