PokerStars today announced two new promotions that will give players some great opportunities to boost their bankrolls at the start of the New Year. PokerStars players will be able to win a share of more than $500,000 in cash, 10,000 VIP Store gifts, and get a VPP (VIP Player Points) boost that will enable them to reach a higher VIP level, and unlock Stellar Rewards bonuses, even faster in January.

From January 4 to February 2, PokerStars is running the January Daily Challenge, which gives players a simple challenge to complete in return for a ticket to a daily $15,000 ‘All-in Shootout’ tournament at 15.00 ET, where a first prize of $1,000, along with thousands of smaller cash prizes, will be given away every day for a month. (NB: players need to register for the All-in Shootout using their credited ticket, but do not have to log-in during the tournament to take part or win.)

The more challenges that are completed, the more All-in Shootout tournaments a player will be able to participate in. If a player completes a minimum of ten daily challenges within the four-week period they will also be eligible to enter the ‘Final Challenge All-in Shootout’, which features a prize pool containing $100,000 in cash and 10,000 exclusive PokerStars gifts.

To opt-in, players simply need to log-in to their PokerStars account on desktop or mobile and enter the Star Code ‘CHALLENGE’. See for more information about Star Codes.

Also launching January 2 is the January Jumpstart promotion, which will award players free VPPs in January, simply by entering the Star Code ‘JUMPSTART’ before 23.59 ET on January 8. Players will then receive a VPP Boost based on what VIP status they are at the time of the opt-in, as outlined below:

To find out more about the PokerStars VIP programme, the status levels, and how to get rewards of up to $1,200 a year in cash through VIP Stellar Rewards, go to

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