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Old 03-20-2017, 07:25 AM   #2726
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So Stars admits the Deal bug for windows users, yet dont stop it? Great foresight. Mac users are gonna get a solid payout if it goes off.
Yeah it is a horrible decision from Stars. As one would expect lately. ****ing morons. Now I do log in on my tablet to play, but what about those windows user that don't have a tablet or smart phone?
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:43 AM   #2727
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Does stars not think people care about support response time?
10 years of 10-20 minutes response time was amazing. Now I am waiting 2-12 hours in some cases.

Short term gains are all good I guess, gl retaining players like you used to though.
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:04 PM   #2728
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Two hours is still a very good response time for a company with such a large client base. Some don't respond for a day or two. That's not to say the quality of the responses themselves haven't greatly declined, but the initial response time is not the issue.
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Old 03-29-2017, 05:54 AM   #2729
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card match most be one of the most humiliating promos this site has ever offered.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:03 AM   #2730
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card match most be one of the most humiliating promos this site has ever offered.
Out of interest, why do you call it humiliating?
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Old 03-31-2017, 02:03 PM   #2731
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Lots of cool promos next two months!!

https://www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/pmm/

Oh wait is that the page from the year 2015?

http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/en/blo...l-165795.shtml

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Old 03-31-2017, 06:14 PM   #2732
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Always fun to come here and see the promos a day early

Pretty funny the lack of response to the new promo, when the blog article tried so hard to emphasize what a "fun time" the "ridiculously huge events" were going to be

If the promo's similar to last time with shootouts, guess the chances of winning might be quite a longshot? Wish they brought those $1mil freerolls back, even though there was like 100k of us playing - it was fun when everybody got to cash, even though the prizes weren't so big.
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:24 PM   #2733
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Out of interest, why do you call it humiliating?
Because the "reward" is not worth all the amount of play and time you have to spend to get it, and then realize the prize can be as low as 5% of your nl limit, and then again realize that you are not elegible to participate until the next day... i mean come on!

Milestone hands were good tho. Shame they dont offer that anymore.
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:49 PM   #2734
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Seems they're awarding FPP's as part of the shootout thing, maybe they're changing the name again? Or maybe another "theoretical" prize.

The shootouts are always a bit meh, could be an interesting promo if you got to play the tournaments (even a hyper structure).
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Old 03-31-2017, 07:37 PM   #2735
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I'm intrigued by the new promo, but the link to the 2015 page is pretty misleading. I'm trying to figure this out, is it just gonna be a repeat of the 2015 version but with some small changes (FPP becomes starscoin etc.)? Or has there been a mistake and there will be no millionaire month, or will it be a very different promotion this time round?
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Old 04-01-2017, 12:21 AM   #2736
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Just checked to see if anything new popped up at midnight - am just seeing those silly April Fool tourneys they run every year ...



Maybe there'll be more about the new promo tomorrow?
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Old 04-02-2017, 01:16 AM   #2737
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Gosh, was hoping there'd be more details about the Millionaire Maker promo before tomorrow's big Sunday Million, since that was supposed to be the kick-off to the promo. Am impatient to hear more! Guess will have to wait until sometime Monday?

Tried my luck on a handful of those $5 Sunday Million Spins and didn't wind up winning a ticket ... although had a chance Oh well, can try again next year - will be able to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine tomorrow afternoon, and then come home and follow all the action from the Twitch rail, so that should be fun.

GL GL to everybody playing tomorrow!!

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Old 04-02-2017, 11:48 AM   #2738
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Basically the Pokerstars Makes Millionaires promo contains :

- 1 Mil $ spins with a $10 BI (starting 2 april) - the rake on these is 8% (so the BI doubled but the rake stayed the same - compared to the prior $5 1M spins)....really stars ? even the SM spins have a 7% rake (at 5$ BI) ...gl with this rake trap...

- The 10M gtd SM (on 2 apr);

- PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo – (25 apr - 5 may).. probably included here because the prize up top will be at least $1M;

- Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) (30 april - 23 mai);

- the Millionaire Challenges (staring 10 april)...basically this is the only thing exciting from the whole promo...there will be a some kind of a final tournament (prob shootout) where the winner will be awarded 1 million.. Every day there will be 3 challenges from which you could qualify for the final (odds will be super slim obv). I remember they did this last year too...the final tournament was a shootout which had ~ 40 players.
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Old 04-02-2017, 12:28 PM   #2739
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How are these players able to enter these freerolls?



I see no challenges, no bonus code (when trying to make a deposit) and I did restart my client just now.
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Old 04-02-2017, 12:32 PM   #2740
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Anybody wants to take a guess for milly's total entrants (including the re-entries)?

My guess: 61,250

(Absolutely no chance of overlay today :P)

And thanks Sam!
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Old 04-02-2017, 12:46 PM   #2741
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Seem to remember there being lots of extra entries last year, but can't remember how much over the guarantee it was ... kind of recall it being *quite* a bit higher than this, but will say 50,001 just for fun!

GL GL Anuj!!


riseof - good catch with the rake. Hadn't noticed the higher rake, because it's the same as my usual stake of $1 Just played one too And then last time didn't they had something special for SCOOP and EPT Monte Carlo? Oh well, guess with the million $, we've all got *a chance* So long as it doesn't cost too much to enter or take too much time, guess maybe worth a shot?

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Old 04-02-2017, 04:12 PM   #2742
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I see no challenges, no bonus code (when trying to make a deposit) and I did restart my client just now.
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All players get one free chance to become a millionaire without spending a penny, while new players will get two free shots!
From April 2 to June 4, we’re running special daily freeroll tournaments each hour at 10 minutes past the hour, each awarding 10 x tickets to $10 Spin & Go’s with a potential $1M top prize. All new players will receive two freeroll tickets when they sign up, while existing players can get a free ticket by entering the Star Code ‘SPIN1M’ (limited to one ticket per player).
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Old 04-02-2017, 05:44 PM   #2743
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Hey thanks riseof - there's always so much fine print with these promos, so it's helpful to be able to come here and get the important parts

Looks like those freerolls are taking about 2-2.5hrs to play? Wonder if everybody rushed to use their freeroll tickets today, and maybe they'll have fewer people in like a couple of weeks? Or better to play today before the mass emails go out?


PS. Guess did the Sunday Million wind up with 55,835? *Almost* right in between Anuj's guess and mine - is that close enough to call it a tie?

Okay Anuj was closer - Anuj wins!!
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Old 04-03-2017, 05:18 PM   #2744
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So Card Match was gone for 2 days, and it's already back?

Is this new?

Just tried playing 2plo and didn't see the Card Match - maybe have to do the update first? Has anyone been able to get it to work?

Will have to give it a try again later ...
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Old 04-03-2017, 05:37 PM   #2745
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So Card Match was gone for 2 days, and it's already back?

Is this new?

Just tried playing 2plo and didn't see the Card Match - maybe have to do the update first? Has anyone been able to get it to work?

Will have to give it a try again later ...
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Thanks to all for posting - your viewpoints have been shared with the Promo team. However, the Card Match promo has proved really popular, so we have extended it further into April at least. We are likely to suspend or modify it when the PokerStars Makes Millionaires challenges are launched from next week, but we are also considering extending it to Omaha at some point after that (it is already available in Italy for PLO).
sounds like plo is only enabled for .it and not the other regions yet
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Old 04-03-2017, 08:09 PM   #2746
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sounds like plo is only enabled for .it and not the other regions yet

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer! Never would have seen that post in the software section - don't look in there very often any more since it's always so busy it's hard to keep up with the thread

Guess will just have to be patient and wait for the rollout to come to my neck of the woods - sounds like it shouldn't be much longer. Will be pretty neat to be able to get a little extra $ for trying out 2plo
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:30 AM   #2747
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@TrustySam u must be one of the most positive & polite posters in these forums, a refreshing change from all the negativity lately
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:28 PM   #2748
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All players get one free chance to become a millionaire without spending a penny, while new players will get two free shots!
From April 2 to June 4, we’re running special daily freeroll tournaments each hour at 10 minutes past the hour, each awarding 10 x tickets to $10 Spin & Go’s with a potential $1M top prize. All new players will receive two freeroll tickets when they sign up, while existing players can get a free ticket by entering the Star Code ‘SPIN1M’ (limited to one ticket per player).
Do i have to deposit or where do i enter this code?
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Old 04-04-2017, 05:32 PM   #2749
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@ItsOnlyChips - hey, thanks so much! Really appreciated the help, so the post wrote itself

This thread's been super nice to have, for getting all the latest promo news and tips from fellow promo enthusiasts - thanks again for the help yesterday!!



@hallo_hallow - there might be more than one place to enter the code? This is where i gave it a try, and it worked for me ...

Wonder if there's a chance they might give out more of those freeroll tickets later on? Played the freeroll with my ticket on the very first day and didn't win anything, so am already looking for something new to do
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Old 04-04-2017, 05:51 PM   #2750
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@TrustySam u must be one of the most positive & polite posters in these forums, a refreshing change from all the negativity lately
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