It is definitely time to top up your PokerStars account if you like free poker money, as the site is giving away $100,000´s in its new Mega Bonus promotion.
Over the next four weeks, every player making a deposit of $25.00 (€22.00/£15.00/CAD $30.00) or more into their PokerStars account will be rewarded with a random prize. The prize could be a ticket into a $100,000 all-in shootout with a first prize of $10,000, or a cash award ranging from $5.00 to $100,000!
Players can make one deposit every week and win a prize every time; so, although the chances of hitting the jackpot prize are ten in a million, those odds can be substantially reduced by participating in the promotion from today up until Sunday 23rd August.
How PokerStars´ Mega Bonus Promotion Works
The promotion is very simple. All players have to do is make a deposit within the qualifying periods (below) using the PokerStars bonus code “MEGABONUS”. Within minutes players will receive a pop-up in the poker client advising them of the prize they have been awarded.
Players who win a ticket into an all-in shootout have to manually register for the events being played at 13:47pm (ET) on Mondays 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th August, but there is no need to be present when the game is being played, as every player is all-in every hand until the prize money is determined.
The prize money won in the all-in shootouts and the cash prizes awarded in the Mega Bonus promotion can be used immediately for any PokerStars product (I.e. there is no clearing requirement), but players should be aware that if they request a cash out during the promotional period, that week´s prize and any subsequent prizes will be voided.
Deposit Within These Qualifying Periods to Win a Prize
The four qualifying periods each run from Monday to Sunday as follows:
- Week 1: 10:00am (ET) on July 27th – 23:59pm (ET) on August 2nd.
- Week 2: 00:00am (ET) on August 3rd – 23:59pm (ET) on August 9th.
- Week 3: 00:00am (ET) on August 10th – 23:59pm (ET) on August 16th.
- Week 4: 00:00am (ET) on August 17th – 23:59pm (ET) on August 23rd.
We mentioned above that the chances of winning a $100,000 prize were ten in a million (or forty in a million if you make a deposit during each of the qualifying periods), but what are the chances of winning the other prizes?
Well, the majority of prizes will be tickets to the all-in shootout (55%), but that leaves plenty of opportunities to collect a prize of $5.00 (25%), $10.00 (15%) or $20.00 (3.8%). The bigger prizes will be a little harder to come by, with only 1% of the prizes being allocated to $50.00 awards, and the remaining 0.2% of the prizes (two in every thousand) being saved for the prizes of $100, $1,000, $10,000 and $100,000. Still 0.2% of a chance is better than no chance at all!
New Players Offered an Extra $10.00 Bonus
Players who do not yet have an account with PokerStars can also take advantage of the promotion, and in addition get an extra $10.00 free poker money. To take advantage of this offer, simply register an account with the site and make your first deposit using the PokerStars bonus code “MEGAFIRST”. You will know within minutes what Mega Bonus prize you have won, and the free $10.00 will be credited to your account within 36 hours once PokerStars have checked that you are a genuine first time depositor.
Please note that when you use the PokerStars bonus code “MEGAFIRST”, your deposit will not be eligible for PokerStars first deposit bonus[isGeoAllowed] as featured in our [geolink href=”https://www.pokernewsreport.com/pokerstars”]PokerStars review[/geolink][/isGeoAllowed]. Don´t worry about that. Once the promotion has concluded, you will still have three months from the date you registered your account to make a deposit that qualifies for the first deposit bonus of 100% up to $600.00.
Of course, by then you could already be better off by $100,000!