PokerStars Hosting 15th Anniversary Special March 21; Qualifiers Running Now

As crazy as it sounds, the PokerStars Sunday Million is 15 years old this year. To celebrate the big milestone, the online poker room has decided to host a Sunday Million 15th Anniversary special. The event will take place on March 21 and include a $12.5 million prize pool guarantee. Top finishers will earn a huge payday with the first and second-place winner earning at least $1 million.

Compete in Satellites and Qualifiers for Cheap

The buy-in to the special event is $215 instead of the usual $109. If you can’t swing the full buy-in, PokerStars is offering plenty of ways to earn a seat. First, there are satellites and feeders. The lobby already offers qualifiers running at a super low cost, so players can easily compete for a spot in the big event.

Direct qualifiers have a low buy-in of $2.20 but the lower buy-in events will not offer as many tickets to the special Sunday Million. Mega Satellites are running too, and the buy-in range for these events is $5.50 to $55. Each level will offer a certain percentage of seats. Many players may opt for the affordable $22 buy-in level as it provides 100 seats in some instances.

PokerStars also has feeder events to the direct satellites and buy-ins are even lower, at $1.10. At that price point, it’s easy to get started.

Another option offered is the Spin & Go. There are Special Editions running that have buy-ins of $4 and $22. In the $4 version, players have a chance to win a ticket to the event, $1 million, a $11 or $22 satellite ticket or $8 in cash.

If you try the $22 edition, there is an opportunity to win a ticket to the event or $1 million in cash. A $55 satellite ticket is up for grabs along with $40 in cash. In each Spin & Go edition, the runners-up at the table where the $1 million prize is won will earn $100,000.

The last way to a Sunday Million Anniversary ticket is the Ticket Machine. Until March 21, players can opt in to this challenge and earn as many as five tickets for a drawing to win tickets to begin competing for a seat in the big event.

To earn a ticket, players must compete in 250 hands of cash/zoom games, play in seven Spin/Sit & Go events, or knockout a player in a multi-table tournament. For each of these actions, players win one entry.

Watch Out for Special Events

If you are a member of PokerStars, be sure to keep an eye out for special events. This past Sunday, the site offered a special satellite with a $1 entry. The satellite was themed after Neymar Jr. and offered the top 100 finishers a seat into the event.

The PokerStars blog says to stay turned for more exclusive content connected to the Sunday Million Anniversary event, so we could see a similar option pop up again or other ways to earn tournament seats!

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Conor Stack
Conor is one of our main writers on USGS focusing on a wide range of industry coverage across sports, casino and poker.