WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – JUNE 15
Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will promote the game of poker as part of a new partnership with PokerStars. Bolt will represent PokerStars in marketing campaigns and live appearances geared towards introducing new audiences to poker.
More info: http://psta.rs/2rRjwnz
Note: See video of the week for more info
€500,000 (Approx. US$558,013)
The Main Event guarantee for PokerStars Festival Bucharest which takes place July 31 to August 6 is €500,000. Players can qualify for the Main Event for as little as €1.10 on PokerStars.
More info: http://psta.rs/2rcSPqI
Full Schedule: http://psta.rs/2sX0MS6
The amount Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu cashed as runner up in the WSOP $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better.
More info: http://psta.rs/2snu8vS
Hungarian poker player ‘kZhh’ cashed $176,212.94 in the Sunday Million, defeating a field of 5,879 players for the largest slice of the guarantee-beating $1,273,600 prize pool.
More info: http://psta.rs/2sdQEGG
PokerStars and BetStars have teamed up to provide The Big Race, a fun themed $2 buy-in online tournament on June 18, 15:00 BST to celebrate the Ascot racing festival, which takes place June 20-24. Players are being given the opportunity to boost their sportsbook bankrolls and win free BetStars bets and even a PokerStars Festival package to either Dublin, Lille or Bucharest. The Big Race is available to players in the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Look for The Big Race on the PokerStars client under the events tab to get involved.
More info: http://psta.rs/2svcJ4x
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
PokerStars Festival Marbella kicks off next week at the Casino Marbella and runs June 19-25. Players have one last chance to qualify for Marbella with satellites on PokerStars running through to this weekend.
Pic Credit: PokerStars
More info: http://psta.rs/2rX9mT9
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Usain Bolt announced his partnership with PokerStars in a social media exchange with comedian Kevin Hart. Earlier this year, Hart signed on with PokerStars with an aim to make poker fun. The fastest man alive, Bolt, aims to speed up that effort.