Wednesday, June 30, 2010

PokerStars MicroMania - Play small stakes online poker

Get ready for MicroMania – a whole month dedicated to PokerStars smallest games. If you’re a micro-stakes player, then you have something special to look forward to this July.

There are improved VIP benefits, added-value tournaments, big live event qualifiers and even deposit bonus offers!

Click on the links below to jump to your favorite game type, or simply scroll down to see all the information you need.


If you haven’t experienced the exciting world of real money play yet, then there’s never been a better time to make your first deposit. Use the code ‘MANIA’ and you’ll receive PokerStars 100% first deposit bonus up to $600. You’ll also receive a free $1.10 ticket that gives you entry into any of the special $1.10 events listed on this page.

Existing real money players can get in on the action too! Make a deposit with the code ‘MICRO’ and you’ll instantly receive the same MicroMania $1.10 tournament ticket.

The minimum deposit at PokerStars is just $10, and there are many convenient deposit methods to choose from. Your MicroMania tournament ticket will expire at the end of July, so don’t forget to use it once you’ve made your qualifying deposit.

Cash Games

Play in our designated micro-stakes cash games from now until July 31 and you’ll receive at least 50% extra VIP rewards! For every Dollar raked at our cash game tables, 10 VIP Player Points (VPPs) will be credited to the table - that’s up from the usual rates of 5.5 VPPs for 6-Max and 6 VPPs for full ring games. Our Euro games will be boosted to award 12.5 VPPs per Euro raked, instead of the usual 8 to 8.5 VPPs rate.

That means you’ll earn Frequent Player Points (FPPs) much faster, and you’ll clear any pending bonuses nearly twice as fast!

This offer applies to all No Limit and Pot Limit ring games up to and including $0.05/$0.10, and all Fixed Limit games up to and including $0.10/$0.20.

Multi-Table Tournaments

For the whole month of July, four $1.10 No Limit Hold’em tourneys will run every day – all with $1,000 added! They’re called MicroMania Specials and they take place at the following times: 10:20 ET, 13:20 ET, 19:20 ET & 22:20 ET.

To locate the events go to the ‘Tourney’ and ‘Special’ tabs in the PokerStars lobby. You can also search for them by opening the Tourney Filter and typing MicroMania into the search field.

Sit & Go’s

MicroMania $1.10 Super Sit & Go tourneys will run July 1-31. Win one and you’ll get a share of $100,000! The prize pool will be divided among all the players that win a MicroMania Super Sit & Go in July, with the credits being made by August 2.

Here’s how it works - if there are 12,650 MicroMania Super Sit & Go winners in July, every winner will receive a $7.91 ($100,000 / 12,650) share of the prize pool.

The MicroMania Sit & Go’s will be 50-player No Limit Hold’em tournaments. You can play as many of the tournament as you like, but you will only be eligible for one share of the $100,000 prize pool.


It may be a month of low stakes promotions, but that doesn’t mean our big buy-in events have been forgotten! Every Sunday in July, there are special value-added qualifying tournaments for the following:

  • July 4 – LAPT Florianopolis

  • July 11 – NAPT Los Angeles

  • July 18 – EPT London

  • July 25 – WCOOP Main Event

All four MicroMania satellites will have a $1.10 buy-in and will feature a regular prize pool. The event package will be added to the first place prize – which means added value of more than $5,000 for each event!

These tournaments will take place at 14:20 ET under the ‘Events’ and ‘Special’ tabs of the PokerStars software. You can find them quickly by typing MicroMania into the Events Filter. Registration is open now, so take your seat today.


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