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Updated: 2nd November 2011 Written by / Promotion Poker

pokerstars 10th anniversaryPokerStars 10th Anniversary celebration starts this November, the world's largest online poker site celebrates 10 years with a huge promotion where players can win extra cash and prizes.

The PokerStars 10th Anniversary festival offers players a chance to win one of 100 PCA 2012 prize packages plus the biggest ever PokerStars Sunday Million tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $10 million. Also running this month is the PokerStars 70 Billion Hands dealt promotion where players can win cash for being dealt into milestone hands.

PokerStars opened it's doors in December 2001 and have earn the respect of the poker community with excellent support and they way they handled Black Friday.

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PokerStars 10th Anniversary Festival

Over the last 10 years PokerStars has become the largest poker site in the World, with PokerStars overtaking PartyPoker in 2006 when Party Poker stopped serving the US market after the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA). PokerStars traffic rapidly increased as they continued to accept USA poker players until Black Friday April 2011.

Back in 2001 online poker was fairly new with the first real money poker games played in 1998 on the Planet Poker software, back poker room never had appealing graphics or websites as they do today. Below are some screen shots of what the PokerStars website, table and lobby looked like way back in 2001.

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Since 2001 PokerStars have accumulated a huge players database and sponsored poker pros,with the biggest online poker series the World Championship of Online Poker and major live poker events like the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and European Poker Tour which have all helped in making PokerStars the most successful online poker room in the World.

To celebrate their 10th birthday PokerStars are adding some great value promotions:

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PokerStars Bonus Code - FIRSTPCA
PokerStars reload bonus code - PCA100

Make your first deposit between the 1 November - 11 December 2011 using the PokerStars bonus code FIRSTPCA and get your free entry into the weekly PCA final satellite. Players who have already deposited can use the PokerStars reload bonus code 2011 - PCA100 for their free entry to the weekly final.

2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure take place each year in The Bahamas, win one of a 100 PCA prize packages worth more than $15k which includes your main event buy-in of $10k, hotel accommodation and cash for expenses and travel.

There are daily PokerStars PCA freerolls running every 10 minutes until 11 December where the top 10 players will win a seat to the week final satellite. Players can also qualify using there FPP's or low buy-in tournaments for only $0.10 or 100 FPP.

The weekly final tournaments will take place every Sunday where there is 10 PCA prize packages plus $10k in cash to be won for the top 1000 players.

2012 PCA Qualifiers

10th Anniversary Giveaway Freeroll Satellite
Date: Daily until 11 December 2011
Time: Every 10 minutes
Buy-in: Free poker tournament (no deposit required)
Prizes: Top 10 get entry to weekly final satellite.

Players are limited to playing only one freeroll per day, but may play as many FPP's and cash buy-in qualifiers as they like.

10th Anniversary Giveaway $0.10 Satellite
Date: Daily until 11 December 2011
Time: Every hour
Buy-in: $0.10
Prizes: entries to weekly final satellite.

10th Anniversary Giveaway 10 FPP Satellite
Date: Daily until 11 December 2011
Time: Every 30 minutes
Buy-in: 10 FPP
Prizes: entries to weekly final satellite.

Players can find these events in the PokerStars lobby by clicking on ‘Events’ then  ‘10th Anniversary’ and ‘All’.

PokerStars Sunday Million - $10 Million Guarantee

The PokerStars Sunday Million tournament will have it's biggest ever guaranteed prize pool this December with a staggering $10 million guaranteed, the winner of the event will take home a life changing $2 million for first place prize on the 18 December 2011. Qualifying tournaments are running now where players can buy-in from as little as $1 to get their their seat to the biggest online poker event in history.

PokerStars Sunday Million
Date: 18 December 2011
Time: 14:30 ET
Buy-In: $215
Prize Pool: $10,000,000 Guarantee

There are several satellites running daily where players can use their FPP or cash to win a seat for a fraction of the direct buy-in amount. The best way to get your seat is in the Sunday Million Mega Satellite where there are 1,000 PokerStars Sunday Million seats guaranteed in one tournament for a buy-in of only $11.

Sunday Million Mega Satellite
Date: 18 December 2011
Time: 13:45 ET
Buy-In: $11
Prize Pool: 1,000 PokerStars Sunday Million seats guaranteed

10A Sunday Million Satellite
Date: Daily
Time: Every Hour
Buy-In: $0.91 + $0.09
Prize Pool: Ones eat to the Sunday Million Mega Satellite for every $11 in prize pool.

Players can find these events in the PokerStars lobby by clicking on ‘Events’ then  ‘10th Anniversary’ and ‘All’.