Over $500,000 Up for Grabs in PokerStars’ January Daily Challenge

Over $500,000 Up for Grabs in PokerStars’ January Daily Challenge

PokerStars is giving players a chance to win their share of over $500,000 in cash throughout January with their Daily Challenge promotion along with the opportunity to boost their VIP status and win more bonuses.

Starting off the New Year can be rough for most people. After all, that pressure to make tons of self-improvement resolutions while keeping up with them can be exhausting. PokerStars thinks its players should be doing something aside from fretting about losing weight or dropping bad habits. This January, the site is offering two new promotions to help players kick off 2014 with wads of cash.

The January Daily Challenge

From January 4 to February 2, PokerStars is giving players a chance to win a share of over $500,000 in cash with the January Daily Challenge. During these days, players will be given a small challenge to complete. Challenges range from making a real money deposit of $10 or more, playing in real money tournaments, earning VIP Player Points or other options. A full list of the challenges and what days they fall on is available on the PokerStars website (http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/daily-challenge/).

Completing challenges will earn players a ticket to a daily $15,000 “All-in Shootout” tournament. Winners of these tournaments will be rewarded with a first prize of $1,000; thousands of smaller cash prizes will be earned as well, every day throughout the month. Naturally, as players complete more challenges, they will be able to take part in more All-in Shootout tournaments. Completing a minimum of ten daily challenges during the January 4 to February 2 time period will make players eligible to enter the “Final Challenge All-in Shootout.” This tournament features a $100,000 cash prize pool and 10,000 exclusive PokerStars gifts.

VIP January Jumpstart and Full Tilt Bonus

During the same period of the daily challenges, PokerStars will be launching the January Jumpstart promotion which aims to benefit those players enrolled in the site’s VIP program. Those in the VIP program can rise through the different levels by gaining VIP Player Points (VPPs) through regular play at PokerStars. By entering the Star Code “JUMPSTART” before 23:59 ET on January 8, players will receive a VPPs Boost based on their current VIP status at the time of opting into the Jumpstart promotion. For example, a player with the VIP status of BronzeStar will receive a 15 VPPs Boost where a PlatinumStar or higher will receive a 1,000 VPPs Boost. One advantage of VPPs is that they can be used to earn up to $1,200 a year in cash through PokerStars’ VIP Stellar Rewards.

In addition to these two January promotions, PokerStars is also offering a bonus challenge for those who spend time on Full Tilt Poker, their sister site. Players who make a real money transfer of $10 or more on Full Tilt Poker and play one real money Sit & Go on the site from January 2 – 31 will be receive a ticket for the Bonus Challenge All-in Shootout which features an additional $15,000 prize pool. That challenge takes place on Full Tilt Poker on February 7.

Sean Gibson
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Sean Gibson
Sean Gibson has been an insider in the poker and casino industry for a number of years. Gibson has worked with many different media outlets and has covered events such as the World Series of Poker Main Event, the World Poker Tour Championship, and an infinite number of online events. He plays both 6-max and Full Ring No Limit Hold'em and can be found playing at either the Oceans 11 cardroom in Oceanside, CA or at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

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