Poker players in Canada have become lucky as online poker players who have made cash deposits on game site “PokerStars” are being offered special incentives. This special promotional drive is on till October 8, which will give a chance to all players who have deposited below $50, a chance at the All-In Shootout tournament which will be held every Thursday. Players need not be present at the event and whether they are poker professionals or beginners they have a chance to win $1000 as PokerStars is willing to make a total payout of $10k during the tournament. This promotion by “PokerStars” is restricted to residents of Canada.
Details of the promotion
During this tournament, poker winners who make deposits of $ 50 can gain entry into a bigger payout circle which has $2500 in the pool and will be played on October 12. This gives added incentives to poker players in Canada to try their luck at this game and players need to register themselves for each weekly tournament. Though there are rumours circulating in poker circles within Canada that PokerStars will be quitting the local market the firm has denied this allegation and stated that its operations will continue in future.
Online poker in Canada
Both Full Tilt and PokerStars have been recently bought by Amaya a Canadian firm which has led to cancellation of PokerStar’s branding of annual Poker Festival of Montreal. This decision led to rumours surrounding exit of PokerStars from Canada, prompting the firm to introduce the All-In Shootout promotion. This promotion encourages more sign up from Canadian residents who can move from table poker to online poker and increase their chances with reasonable wins. Organizers of the tournament wanted to show their commitment towards Canadian poker players by trying to connect with individual players instead of sponsoring events which may not win them new customers.