PokerStars Join Forces with BetStars in ‘Big Race’ Project

Publish: 12.12.2017

Canadian gaming powerhouse Amaya Inc. takes full pride in its PokerStars brand, which stands tall as the greatest member of the ever-growing poker community.

As an online poker cardroom which services millions and millions of players, PokerStars has now decided to step outside of its comfort zone and do a crossover to the sports betting sector with its sister company BetStars.

Another member of the Amaya Inc. family is getting ready to celebrate the Ascot racing festival that takes place from 20 to 24 June and is teaming up with PokerStars in order to provide its players with a unique combination of sports betting and poker play with the Big Race project.

The Big Race

This fun-themed $2 million online tournament will take place on Sunday, 18 June, when players will be given a welcoming opportunity to boost their sportsbook accounts with a poker holiday to either Dublin, Lille or Bucharest.

The tournament prizes also include free BetStars bets. But it is that one lucky punter who is in line for at least $2,000 worth PokerStars Festival package and all the excitement of a live poker tournament in one of three European cities.

To make things more interesting, PokerStars and BetStars will assign a random horse to top finishing players in the Gold Cup, on 22 June. With 27 horses taking part in the racing event, the top 27 finishers in the Big Race will all be assigned a horse to run for the following prizes:

  • A PokerStars Festival package worth $2,000 for Dublin, Lille, or Bucharest
  • A free $100 BetStars bet
  • A free $50 BetStars bet
  • A free $25 BetStars bet

In order to register for the tournament, players need to search ‘The Big Race’ on the PokerStars app or find the tournament under ‘Events’ section of their desktop clients.