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€10 million guaranteed across France, Spain and Portugal, and €5 million guaranteed in Italy

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – January 28, 2019 – PokerStars players in Southern Europe are at the centre of the action this February with the launch of a brand new online poker series, the Carnaval Series.

A guaranteed prize pool of €10 million is up for grabs from February 3 to 18, with 166 online events for players in France, Spain and Portugal. Buy-ins range from €5 to €250, including a €250 buy-in Main Event on February 17, which guarantees €1 million.

Other key series highlights include the €30 buy-in Masquerade tournament on February 18 which guarantees €100,000, two €250 buy-in Sunday Specials on February 3 and 10, each guaranteeing €250,000, and the €50 buy-in Warm-Up on February 17 with a €225,000 guarantee.

Players in Italy will have their own ‘Carnival’ Series, with 110 events running from February 10 to 25. Italy’s Carnival Series has €5 million guaranteed in total, with €500,000 guaranteed to be awarded in the €250 buy-in Main Event on February 24.

“Off the back of a very successful Winter Series, we plan to keep up momentum for our Southern European players by kicking off 2019 with something new,” said Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at The Stars Group. “We look forward to players of all levels joining us and getting in the carnaval spirit.”

To find out more visit the PokerStars Carnaval .fr,.es, and .pt webpages.

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