Breaking: PokerStars to Celebrate 20 Years With a Month of "Big 20" Special Promotions Breaking: PokerStars to Celebrate 20 Years With a Month of "Big 20" Special Promotions

This year, online poker giant PokerStars is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the room will be running a variety of promotions until the title of The Big 20, throughout the month of November.

Things culminate with the Big 20 Finale, a $5,000,000 guaranteed tournament with the buy-in of just $55.

During November, players will also have a chance to take advantage of boosted prize pools for Spin & Go and Cash Game leaderboards and participate in twenty thematic tournaments. Everyone will also have a shot at getting their seat in the Big 20 for free. is celebrating its 20th birthday and everyone is invited to join The Big 20 party!
  • Super-charged daily leaderboards starting with November 1 and running through the month, offering boosted prizes
  • 20 thematic tournaments celebrating the biggest moments from the PokerStars two-decade history
  • $5MM Guaranteed The Big 20 Finale with the buy-in of just $55 and ample opportunity to qualify for free
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Celebrating a Memorable Two Decades

PokerStars is one of the biggest names in the online poker industry that has helped shaped the game as we know it today. While the room has changed owners a few times over the past 20 years and not all its decisions were to the liking of all players, recent trends—like its new generous rewards program—indicate that PokerStars is looking to get back to its roots.

This 20th anniversary celebration fits in with these plans, allowing the room to show its appreciation for all the players who helped it grow and become the dominant force that it is today.

Festivities will kick off on November 1, with PokerStars adding super-charged prizes for their regular Daily Cash Game and Spin & Go Leaderboards. The ground rules of these promotions will not change, but players will have even more incentive to get involved and compete for boosted prizes.

On November 14, PokerStars will kick off the series of 20 thematic tournaments. These events will be designed to commemorate some of the greatest moments from the operator’s successful history and will offer massive prizes for the winners.

Big 20 Featuring Big $5MM Prize Pool

Wrapping up the celebration, the $55 Big 20 Finale is scheduled to run on December 5. PokerStars is guaranteeing a massive prize pool of $5,000,000 for this event, which is not something we see every day with tournaments featuring two-digit buy-ins.

That said, $55 is still out of reach for some players who would certainly love to get a shot at playing a tournament of this magnitude. Those players will be happy to hear that the room will be giving away free entries through daily giveaways and freerolls scheduled to start on November 8.

Free entries for the Big 20 will be dished out every day in November, using the Ticket Machine system that PokerStars uses for other similar giveaways. Players will most likely need to opt in to participate, although it is possible all registered accounts will have a chance of winning, which would mean some players could find a nice surprise in their cashiers.

As for the freerolls, there is still no information whether these will be free for all or players will need to make a deposit or complete some other action to qualify.

All in all, PokerStars’ 20th Anniversary celebration promises a lot of great action and valuable prizes that all grinders and recreational players are likely to enjoy just as much.