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Fantasy Football Comes To PokerStars
Sports Jackpots by BetStars, a collaboration between StarsDraft fantasy sports and BetStars, has launched today on all .COM, .EU and .UK markets where BetStars is currently available.
BetStars Sports Jackpots ( is the newest sports betting innovation from BetStars — a reimagined sports betting experience that combines the best of fantasy football with daily, real-money tournaments and life-changing $1 million jackpot prizes.
BetStars Sports Jackpots is a simplified version of traditional fantasy football that's quick and easy to play. Players use their sports knowledge to beat the other tournament entrants by picking which football player in each of the pre-selected groups will score the most fantasy points that day — no positions, salaries, or season-long team to manage. For players who are not familiar with fantasy, or who are short on time, BetStars Sports Jackpots provides a smart pick tool that enables users to auto-select their players based on different criterion. 
BetStars Sports Jackpots players can compete for as little as $3, and can currently play contests for the English Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, as well as the National Basketball Association (NBA) and PGA Tour.
"Our team is excited to work with the fast-growing BetStars brand to further the mission of bringing much needed innovation to the sports betting market," said Matthew Primeaux, CEO, StarsDraft. "With BetStars Sports Jackpots, there's no easier way for punters and casual sports fans alike to turn a small bet into a big win."
There are two ways to win cash prizes with BetStars Sports Jackpots:
To win a prize in a tournament, which typically pays the top 25% of participants, each fantasy point scored by a player's selections is totalled and ranked against other users on a leaderboard. Just like in multi-table poker tournaments, the more participants that enter a tournament, the bigger the prize pool grows. Prizes are then paid out immediately following the last football match of that day. To win the $1 million jackpot prize, players must pick that day's top scoring fantasy player in each of the pre-selected groups. Consolation jackpot prizes will be awarded for users that come close to picking all of the top scorers.
"Football fans will be able to enjoy an added sweat by complementing sports book action with BetStars Sports Jackpots. It's a fun, quick, and easy way to get the thrill of fantasy sports without having to commit to a whole season," said Zeno Ossko, Managing Director, BetStars.
Players who already play on PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, or BetStars can use their existing Stars Account to log in to BetStars Jackpots, and can play across poker, casino, sportsbook, and Jackpots with one centralized bankroll.
PokerStars Festival will make its debut in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, for a 12-day poker spectacle featuring 37 events and a €500,000 guaranteed Main Event prize pool. PokerStars Festival Rozvadov follows PokerStars becoming the first international online casino and poker brand to be licensed under the Czech Republic's new gaming regulation, and is the second PokerStars Festival of 2017 after PokerStars Festival London in January and third ever after PokerStars Festival New Jersey last year. The tour will continue on to Chile in May, with stops including Marbella, Korea, Manila and Uruguay to follow.
From March 2-13, Rozvadov, a small municipality in the Czech Republic, will be home to PokerStars Festival Rozvadov. The famous King's Casino will host The Festival which will feature a variety of tournaments including the €2,200 PokerStars Festival High Roller, the €550 PokerStars Super Deep and the €275 PokerStars Open. PokerStars TV will broadcast the PokerStars Festival Rozvadov Main Event coverage on Day 2 (March 12) and during the final table on March 13. The stream will be available in German and English on, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.
Players have been converting online poker chips into solid gold Special Edition poker chips that commemorate Brazilian football hero Neymar Jr's Olympic gold medal in the Rio games. More than 360 gold chips have been won via limited edition Spin & Go tournaments so far, to the value of more than $290,000. Players who have won a unique piece of PokerStars memorabilia have until February 28 to redeem their gold poker chips.
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Canadian poker player 'thx4urm0n3y' banked $145,747.41 in the PokerStars Sunday Million after beating a field of 5,123 players. The total prize pool was a guarantee–beating $1,024,600.
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The amount won by one lucky player on PokerStars Casino's Emperor's Garden. This Swiss player is planning on spending his winnings on a family holiday.
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Online satellites to PokerStars Championship Panama continue to run until March 5 on PokerStars including a special $11 satellite running this Sunday giving away five packages worth more than $40,000 in total.
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HK$42,400 (Approx. US$5,464)
PokerStars Championship Macau Main Event packages worth HKD 42,400 are up for grabs in excusive $10 buy-in Spin & Go tournaments now running on PokerStars. Players can also qualify for PokerStars Championship Macau 2017 through special satellites running until March 26.
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Episode number of this week's Poker in the Ears podcast, which is now available to stream or download. This week James and Joe talk to Twitch's latest star, Mike 'Timex' McDonald. Then Julez Redding from London demonstrates his knowledge of 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World' in 'Superfan vs Stapes'.
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