PokerStars has launched a special edition of its three-handed, hyper-turbo Spin & Go game in which players have a relatively decent chance of winning a package to the EPT Barcelona or an EPT satellite ticket valued at €530. Even better, the buy-ins for the special edition Spin & Go games is only €10.
The EPT Barcelona is just over a month away and the regular satellite schedule is just about getting into full swing. However, if you would rather bypass the qualifying process and fast-track your way to Barcelona, PokerStars is giving you the opportunity to do just that with its new special edition EPT Barcelona Spin & Go game.
The new EPT Barcelona Spin & Go game has a buy-in of €10 and just four prizes – an EPT Barcelona package valued at €8,700 (probability 0.035%), a €530 EPT satellite ticket (0.060%), €40 cash (21.280%) and €20 cash (78.625%). Unlike in regular Spin & Go games, there are no second or third prizes when the top prize is spun – every EPT Barcelona Spin & Go game is winner takes all.
What the Top Prizes Consist Of
The first prize package consists of the €5,300 buy-in for the EPT Barcelona Main Event (August 27th to September 2nd), seven nights’ accommodation for two people at the Hotel Arts (August 26th to September 3rd) and €326 towards your travel expenses. PokerStars will provide a transfer from Barcelona Airport to your accommodation if required.
If you win the €530 EPT satellite ticket, you can use it to enter any EPT satellite on PokerStars before June 18th 2023 (that´s a shelf life of nearly five years!). Because of the long shelf life, you will not be able to exchange satellite tickets for cash or tournament dollars. However, if you win multiple EPT Barcelona packages, you can exchange all bar your first for €8,700 in tournament dollars.
Why is the EPT Barcelona so Popular?
The EPT Barcelona has been one of the most popular stops on PokerStars´ European Poker Tour since the event was first held in 2004. Thousands of players from all over Europe descend on the Casino Barcelona each summer to compete in a packed schedule of events and for the chance to win a life-changing amount (The EPT Barcelona Main Event winner has scored a million Euros or more on five occasions).
This year there is an added incentive to attend the EPT Barcelona, as PokerStars will be giving away ten Platinum Passes to the PokerStars Players Championship during the event (you can read how you can win one in this article). Inasmuch as the summer sun in Barcelona may be an attraction for some players, the chance of winning a trip to the winter sun in the Bahamas to play in the “richest and most exciting $25,000 live event in poker history” may be more of an attraction for others.
EPT Barcelona Spin & Go Games Run Until August 19th
The EPT Barcelona Spin & Go games are now available on the .com and .eu platforms and run until August 19th. With the likelihood that many players will see this as an easier qualification route for the EPT Barcelona Main Event, we anticipate the special edition Spin & Go games will be incredibly popular and that the top prize will appear multiple times over the next couple of weeks.
Furthermore, in contrast to most live event qualifiers – that get busier as the target event draws closer – we also anticipate the EPT Barcelona Spin & Go games will be populated from the start of the promotion with players who would rather bypass the qualification process. With more players playing at the start of the promotion, the first of the EPT package prizes should be drawn soon. Visit PokerStars today and see if you can be one of the first winners of an EPT Barcelona package playing the new Spin & Go games.