PokerStars is offering two weeks of holiday action this Christmas, investing $85 million across a range of activities and online action. The Winter Series kicks off festivities on December 23, 2018 and runs until January 7, 2019. During that time, the signature Winter Series alone will award a guaranteed $40 million.
The 16-day schedule features 60 events with a variety of buy-ins from $0.55 to $5,200, with the Main Event on January 6including four buy-in levels: Micro with a $2.20 buy-in and $100,000 guarantee, Low with a $22 buy-in and $750,000 guarantee, and Medium with a $215 buy-in and High with a $2,100 buy-in and both with a $1.5 million guarantee.
Other highlights include two $5,200 buy-in High Roller events each with a $500,000 guarantee and taking place on December 26 and January 2. To roll in Christmas Day and the New Year, a turbo and hyper-turbo event will take place on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, respectively, perfect for those who would like to get in on the action and finish just in time for the holidays.
Outside of the Winter Series, a guaranteed further $45 million is earmarked for the regular tournament schedule. Alongside a range of cash game types and stakes, Zoom, Spin & Go, Spin & Go Max, and Fusion, there will also be special $2.50 and $20 Spin & Go’s awarding a variety of tickets including a $2,100 Winter Series Main Event entry.
“We hope that they will enjoy the schedule that we concocted for them, with more than $85 million guaranteed across the whole of PokerStars during the Series, including $40 million thanks to the Winter Series alone,” said Severin Rasset, director of poker innovation and operations at The Stars Group. “We have a range of buy-ins suitable for players of all bankrolls, giving everyone the chance to win a huge prize and get 2019 off to a great start.”
The Winter Series will also run in Southern Europe, New Jersey, and India, each with their own schedules and guarantees.