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Second edition guarantees €7 million across 180-event schedule

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – May 20, 2019 – The PokerStars TRIO Series is back in 2019, this time with €2 million more in guarantees for a total of €7 million across the series. The TRIO Series, which first launched in May 2018 to celebrate Portugal joining France and Spain in shared liquidity play at PokerStars, will feature 180 events, more than double 2018, and takes place from May 26 to June 10.

Key events include the €250 buy-in Main Event with €500,000 guaranteed and €10 buy-in Classico with €125,000 guaranteed, each on June 9. Another highlight, the €50 buy-in Sunday Warm-Up with a €125,000 guarantee, will take place every Sunday during the period.

Players can buy in directly from as little as €5 or qualify for less at satellites from just €0.50. Players can also win their way to the Main Event in special €12.50 Spin & Go’s, as well as through a special freeroll, the TRIO Series Main Event Depositor Freeroll, which takes place at 21:00 CEST on June 8. Those who make a deposit of €10 or more using the code ‘TRIO’ by Saturday, June 8 get a ticket to the freeroll, which will give away 300 TRIO Series Main Event entries to the top 300 placed finishers, representing €75,000 in value.

Last year’s TRIO Series proved to be a hit with more than 40,000 players joining the action and pushing the €5 million guarantee to €6.5 million in prize pools overall. “The Trio Series marked another milestone for us last year as our players in Portugal, France and Spain came together to battle it out for the first time,” said Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at The Stars Group. “The series gave us a brilliant start to our shared player pool journey and set the standard for the success we’ve had since. We’re happy to add even more value to the TRIO Series this year and make it bigger and better the second time around.”

The second edition of the TRIO Series follows on from the first Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) for Southern Europe, which took place from March 24 to April 11 and surpassed its advertised €15 million prize pool guarantee by €2.7 million.

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