PokerStars Makes Millionaires FAQ
Starting from March 27 until May 24, PokerStars will make at least five cash millionaires in our promotions:
- $1 Million Spin & Go - available from March 27.
- SCOOP High Main Event - Winner will walk away with at least $1 Million. 16 random players will win a $10,300 seat into the SCOOP High Main Event through the deposit raffle.
- EPT Monte Carlo Main Event – Winner will walk away with at least €1 million.
- Millionaire Month Round 1 – One cash millionaire and two FPP millionaires.
- Millionaire Month Round 2 – One cash millionaire and two FPP millionaires.
$1 Million Spin & Go FAQ
That’s right - for a $5 buy-in you could win up to $1,000,000 in minutes! Note that only the Spin & Go’s with a $5 buy-in will have a $1 million top prize.
You will find the Spin & Go’s in the PokerStars client and mobile app. To get started, go to the Spin & Go tab, select the $5 buy-in, the number of simultaneous tournaments you want to play, and then click the ‘Register’ button. Remember, deal making is not possible in Spin & Go’s.
As soon as three players register for your Spin & Go tournament, there will be a random draw to decide how big the tournament prize pool will be. The spinner in the centre of the table will display the winner’s prize.
The majority of Spin & Go’s are in a ‘Winner Takes All’ format, except for when your Spin & Go hits one of the three highest prize tiers. In these tournaments, the second and third-place finishers also receive 10% of the first-place prize.
7% of the prize pool goes to rake.
To find out more about $1M Spin & Go’s, please visit PokerStars makes Millionaires $1M Spin & Go page.
3 in 10,000,000
|Total Prize Pool||First-Place Prize||Second and Third-Place Prize||Frequency|
|240,000||$1,200,000||$1,000,000||$100,000||3 of 10,000,000||0.00003%|
|1,200||$6,000||$5,000||$500||400 of 10,000,000||0.00400%|
|120||$600||$500||$50||1,250 of 10,000,000||0.01250%|
|25||$125||$125||-||8,000 of 10,000,000||0.08000%|
|10||$50||$50||-||40,000 of 10,000,000||0.40000%|
|6||$30||$30||-||660,000 of 10,000,000||6.60000%|
|4||$20||$20||-||1,704,653 of 10,000,000||17.04653%|
|2||$10||$10||-||7,585,694 of 10,000,000||75.85694%|
To find out more about $1 Million Spin & Go’s, please visit PokerStars makes Millionaires $1 Million Spin & Go page.
SCOOP High Main Event FAQ
This year the SCOOP High Main Event has a guaranteed first prize of $1 million. The winner is guaranteed to become a millionaire (unless players in the Main Event decide to make a deal. Deal making is allowed). Qualify through satellites or try your luck in the SCOOP All-in Shootout Deposit Raffle (see below).
See here for more about SCOOP 2015.
SCOOP All-in Shootout Deposit Raffle FAQ
Simply make a deposit of $25 or more between 00:00 ET on May 2 to 23:59 ET on May 21 using bonus code ‘SCOOP2015’ and you will instantly receive a ticket you can use to register into the All-in Shootout that takes place on May 22. Please note that any deposits outside of this time range won’t qualify towards the offer.
- Place 1-16: 1 x $10,300 SCOOP High Main Event entry + entry into Last Longer Challenge.
- Place 17-128: 1 x $1,050 SCOOP Medium Main Event entry.
- Place 129-2,048: 1 x $109 SCOOP Low Main Event entry.
No. The ticket credited as part of your deposit bonus is non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable, and can only be used to enter the SCOOP All-in Shootout Raffle tournament on May 22. Any unused tickets will be forfeited.
All PokerStars players are eligible to receive the bonus once. However, if you cash out any amount from your PokerStars account during the bonus period or five days before the bonus period starts, you will become ineligible for the bonus offer.
From 00:00 ET on May 2 to 23:59 ET on May 21
The ticket will be credited instantly to your account. Note that you need to manually use your ticket to register to the All-in Shootout to participate. Unused tickets are forfeited.
No, the deposit offer is limited to once per player.
SCOOP High Main Event Last Longer Challenge FAQ
There will be an additional ‘last longer’ Challenge for the 16 players who qualified to the SCOOP High Main Event through the All-in Shootout Deposit Raffle. The player making it furthest in the tournament will, in addition to any prize money won in the tournament, get $50,000. Second place will get $25,000 and third place will get $10,000.
SCOOP last longer prizes will be credited to the winning players account by May 30.
The 16 players in the Last Longer Challenge need to track their progress manually. The players they are competing against are the other top prize winners in the All-in Shootout.
Millionaire Month FAQ
During Millionaire Month there will be two separate qualification rounds, both of which consist of simple Challenges:
- Ring game Hand Challenges (Hold’em only): April 6-17
- Zoom Hands Challenges (Hold’em only): April 19-30
There are six Challenges in each qualification round. One of the six challenges is a Deposit challenge; in the other five challenges players need to win a hand with specific hole cards. Each Challenge leads to a $150,000 All-in Shootout.
There are 12 challenges and All-in Shootouts in total, six in each Qualification Round. The winner of each of the six All-in Shootouts in each of the qualification rounds will advance to a Millionaire Final on May 10. There are two Finals, one for each qualification round.
Each of the two Millionaire Finals will award $1 million to the winner. Both Finals will be a special six-handed tourneys (regular tournaments, not All-in Shootouts) taking place on May 10.
We are also making two FPP millionaires in each of the finals: 2nd and 3rd placed players will receive one million FPPs, along with a $50k and $40k cash prize. Total winners in this promotion will be two cash millionaires and four FPP millionaires.
Please visit the Millionaire Month page to see the full schedule and prizes.
- Open your Challenges window in the PokerStars client or Mobile app.
- Hit ‘Start’ on an available Hand Challenge to have your progress measured. Keep in mind that you need to opt-in for each of the Hand Challenges by hitting ‘Start’ BEFORE you complete it to have your progress measured and get the reward. You can start all six Challenges in a qualification round at the same time.
- When you have started and completed your Hand Challenge, you will gain entry to a corresponding $150k All-in Shootout.
There are two Millionaire Finals on May 10, each will prizes as follows:
|1st||$1,000,000 in cash|
|2nd||$50,000 in cash + 1 million FPPs|
|3rd||$40,000 in cash + 1 million FPPs|
|4th||$30,000 in cash|
|5th||$20,000 in cash|
|6th||$10,000 in cash|
Please Note: No deal making is allowed. Play to win!
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No. This specific Challenge must be won with five of Diamonds, and four of Spades as hole cards (5d-4s). The other Challenges can be won by specific hole cards in any combination of suits.
You need to ‘Start’ each Challenge before you complete it to have any progress measured and to receive your reward. Go to your personal Challenges window to ‘Start’ your Hand Challenge and then complete it. Any hands played before opting-in to the specific Challenge will not count towards the progress.
Yes, progress of your Challenge will be listed in your personal Challenges window as either ‘In Progress’ or ‘Completed’. After you complete your Challenge, it will move from the ‘Live’ tab to the ‘Completed’ tab in your Challenges window.
In your PokerStars client. Location of the Challenges window depends on which device you are using:
Desktop: Log-in to the PokerStars client and choose ‘Challenges’ from the right hand side menu sidebar.
iOS devices: Log-in to the PokerStars app and press the ‘More’ menu at the bottom of your screen. Choose ‘Challenges’ from the menu.
Android™ devices: Log-in to the PokerStars app and access the extended menu on your Android™ device. Choose ‘Challenges’ from the subsequent options.
Upon successful completion of a Challenge you will gain entry to a corresponding $150k All-in Shootout within two hours. In case this takes longer, please be patient.
In All-in Shootouts, you don’t need to be present to be in with a chance of winning, as all players who have registered in advance will be all-in every hand until there’s a winner.
The All-in Shootouts for the Millionaire Month ring games are played on April 18. The All-in Shootouts for the Millionaire Month Zoom ring games are played on May 1.
Each All-in Shootout has a prize pool of $150,000. The winner of each All-in Shootout will not be awarded with cash from the $150,000 prize pool. Instead, they will advance to the Final on May 10, which allows them to play for a minimum of $10,000, and up to $1,000,000.
There are several factors to consider if your Challenge isn’t completed:
- Please note that the Ring Game Hands Challenges will not count Zoom hands; likewise, Zoom Hands Challenges will not accept regular Ring game hands.
- You can only play Hold’em games to complete the Hand Challenges.
- If your Deposit Challenge isn’t moved to the Completed tab, please double check if you have deposited the minimum required amount and whether your deposit had been successful.
- The Chris Moneymaker Hand Challenges requires that you win with five of Diamonds, and four of Spades as hole cards (5d-4s). No other combination of suits will count. Please check your Hand History if you were dealt and won with this specific hand.
- Also keep in mind that you need to opt-in for each Challenge by hitting ‘Start’ BEFORE you complete it to have your progress measured and get the reward.
- Please make sure you have completed the Challenges within the required time frame. All Challenges must be completed before 23:59 ET (ET is server time) on April 17 for Round 1 and before 23:59 ET for Round 2. Please refer to your client Time Zone Settings.
PokerStars makes Millionaires in Monte Carlo FAQ
Correct. As a part of the PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion, the EPT Grand Final Main Event held in Monte Carlo will award at least €1,000,000 to the winner!
Yes, you can! Get your free €11 EPT satellite ticket by taking advantage of the special EPT Deposit Bonus or play the EPT Grand Final Freerolls to play your way through to the EPT. For more details, visit the PokerStars makes Millionaires in Monte Carlo page.
Deposit $70 or more before 23:59 ET on April 6 using bonus code ‘EPTMILLION’ to receive a free €11 EPT satellite ticket. You can use your free ticket to play in any EPT Grand Final €11 satellites of your choice.
Please Note: Cashing out before making a qualifying deposit will make you ineligible for the EPT Deposit Bonus. The tickets are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable, and can only be used to enter EPT Grand Final Satellites. Your free ticket will expire on April 29 if left unused.
There will be special EPT Freerolls running daily at 09:15, 12:15, 15:15, 17:15 and 20:15 ET from March 27-April 5, which lead to EPT Grand Final Freeroll on April 6 where you can win one of three €14,000 EPT packages for free.
Please Note: Any PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final prize package won cannot be transferred or exchanged for cash.
There is no limit to the number of EPT Hyper-Turbo Freerolls you can enter, however you may only win one entry to the EPT Grand Final Freeroll on April 6. Further entries won will be forfeited.
Any PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final prize package won cannot be transferred or exchanged for cash. If you cannot attend the event, please do not attempt to qualify.
The advertised first prize of the Grand Final Main Event tournament is €1 million. This is what PokerStars guarantees for the winner. Deal making is allowed at the final table, and any deal making affects the distribution of prize money, which may result in the winner receiving a prize that is less than €1 million. This is outside of PokerStars control.
No, this year’s EPT Grand Final Main Event is a special event that is a part of PokerStars Makes Millionaires.
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