The promotion was trialled in Spain in May, when players could receive a cash award of up to €1,000 for making a deposit.

Instead of offering a clearable cash bonus or other prize based on deposit size, the PokerStars Mega Bonus offers randomly distributed cash prizes of up to $100,000.

When players make a deposit, a random number generator like the one used to determine the prize pools for the lottery style Spin & Go tournaments determines what prize players will receive.