PokerStars Spain is launching its first series of online satellites to qualify for a regular live tournament in its new poker room in Casino Gran Madrid.
Two weeks after the grand opening, PokerStars has started cross-promoting its brick and mortar venture: First spotted by Poker-Red.com, online satellites quietly filled the previously empty “Madrid” tab of the PokerStars.ES lobby late last week, and the opening of the casino is now promoted in the “News” popup in the lobby.
The Madrid Warm Up, a €120 + €20 buy-in weekly live event, runs 7pm each Wednesday. Entry to the satellites starts as low as a €0.50 turbo that awards one entry to a €3 online satellite into the live tournament. There are also €10 and €20 satellites running through Tuesday.
The live room, which holds more than 200 players, quietly opened earlier this month.