POKERSTARS SPONSORED BSOP MILLIONS ANNOUNCES NEWS FOR THE FINAL STAGE OF THE 2018 CALENDAR IN SÃO PAULO

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The largest poker event in Latin America will have a guaranteed prize pool of R$12 million

ONCHAN, Isle of Man, October 02, 2018 – The Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP), sponsored by PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site, has announced details about the BSOP Millions, which will take place from November 27 to December 6 at the World Trade Centre (WTC) in Sao Paulo, and close the 2018 Brazilian poker calendar.

The BSOP Millions is the largest poker festival in Latin America, with 43 tournaments for players of all bankrolls held over ten days of competition. The total guaranteed prize pool is R$12 million, with R$7 million guaranteed in the Main Event. With a R$3,500 buy-in, the champion of the Main Event will receive a guaranteed minimum of R$1.2 million. In the R$15,000 buy-in Super High Roller, the guaranteed prize pool is R$500.000. The festival will also distribute four coveted Platinum Passes, valued at US$30,000 each, to the PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC).

The BSOP Millions awards some of the biggest prizes in Brazilian live poker. In 2017 the event distributed more than R$21 million in total, and the BSOP series as a whole during the year awarded around R$52 million in prizes, only behind the Brazilian Football Championship in terms of paid prizes.

MAIN EVENT REMAINS AS GRAND EVENT

Back once again with an enviable structure, the first day of the 10-day tournament features 60 minute levels, with the exception of Day 1B Turbo, which will have levels of 30 minutes. From the Day 2 onwards, the levels increase to 75 minutes until the final table on December 6.

For Igor Trafane, CEO of the BSOP, the Millions event is recognized for its premium level quality and excellent player experience. "BSOP is a circuit that covers all regions of Brazil and the Millions is the peak of the season, closing the year with a beautiful event," said Trafane. "The BSOP started 13 years ago as a tournament among a few poker fans. Now it's among the biggest poker events on the planet, with more than 15,000 entries expected for the Millions festival.”

To view the complete schedule, go to http://www.bsop.com.br/bsop-2018-millions

Online satellites for the BSOP Millions are now available on PokerStars.

For further information, please contact press@pokerstars.com.


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The Stars Group owns or licenses games, companies and consumer brands including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Poker and BetEasy as well as live circuits and event brands, including the PokerStars Players Championship, the European Poker Tour, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, the Latin American Poker Tour, the Asia Pacific Poker Tour, the PokerStars Festival and the PokerStars MEGASTACK.

The Stars Group is one of the world's most licensed online gaming operators with its subsidiaries collectively holding licenses or approvals in 19 jurisdictions worldwide, including Europe, Australia and the Americas.

About BSOP

BSOP is a series of poker tournaments held in Brazil since 2006. Today, it is the largest poker event in Latin America, having reached a record 3,457 participants in the BSOP Millions 2015, and with this brand achieved the status of second largest tournament of poker in the world. The BSOP is held in some of the best tourist destinations in Brazil and in some of the largest capitals in the country.

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