WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – JUNE 9
Top prize that can be won during a new special period of $1 million Spin & Go tournaments, which runs until the end of July. It’s the fourth time the $1m Spin & Go promotion has taken place, with the special tournaments featuring a buy-in of just $5. To date nine players have won a seven-figure score in $5 Spin & Go’s. Who will be the tenth?
More info: http://psta.rs/22UmnWI
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1U8E9ST
Amount won by Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer in the WSOP $10,000 Stud Championship event earlier this week. The three-time WSOP bracelet winner finished third for his first cash of the summer and deepest WSOP run since 2014. It is Team PokerStars’ first final table of the 2016 WSOP.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/1VObB3a
Completions of the PokerStars Pyramid cash game promotion, which began at the start of June and has now been extended by a month to finish on July 10. Every day PokerStars players can win anywhere between $1 and $5,000 by completing a daily Pyramid puzzle. The promotion is open to all players who compete in No Limit Hold’em cash or Zoom games at stakes of $0.05/$0.10 or higher.
More info: http://psta.rs/1X2dgTR
Buy-in to the PokerStars Marbella Main Event, which takes place from June 15-19 at the Casino Marbella in Spain. The Estrellas Poker Tour and UK & Ireland Poker Tour join forces again, this time for a 14-event festival that includes a €2,200 High Roller and €330 Marbella Cup event.
More info: http://psta.rs/1FD9TIu
BetStars Spin & Bet is now available on ALL football match markets for the first time. Sports bettors can win up to 10x more by simply going to a football event page and selecting ‘Spin & Bet’ in the list of available markets. With Euro 2016 starting tomorrow, it’s the perfect time for punters to try and increase the odds on their bets on tournament winner or top goal-scorer, as well as a host of other markets. One lucky customer has already bet £45 on Germany to win the Euros with Spin & Bet and got odds of 40/1 (41.0), meaning they could be set to win £1,800.
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Episode number of the EPT Not Live podcast, which is now available to listen to online or download. This week Joe Stapleton talks about hanging out with Phil Hellmuth and Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul, while James Hartigan regales listeners with tales of playing poker at the Vic Casino in London.
Number of events taking place at the PokerStars-sponsored Asia Pacific Poker Tour Season 10 event in Seoul from June 20-27. The highlight will be the ₩3,000,000 buy-in Main Event, which takes place June 23-27.
More info: http://psta.rs/1DJ17e9
Number of countries that the new Daniel Negreanu documentary KidPoker is now available in on Netflix. The film, which was made by PokerStars Original Films, can be viewed in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
More info: http://psta.rs/1r2KjcB
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Gene Simmons of American rock band Kiss was among dozens of stars from TV, sports, music and film, who attended Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s 3rd Annual Ante Up for a Cancer Free Generation Poker Tournament and Casino Night on Saturday, June 4 at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles. The event, which was sponsored by PokerStars Helping Hands, helped raise money to support talented young cancer researchers and change the future of cancer.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Looking to get into Pot Limit Omaha? Watch Team PokerStars Pro and high stakes Omaha expert Lex Veldhuis give fellow Team PokerStars Pro Online member Marc-Andre Ladouceur a short lesson in basic PLO strategy.