PokerStars to Hold Weekly $5000 Freerolls Till April

March 12, 2012

Always offering something exciting to its members, PokerStars is a site that never disappoints you. The online poker room is back this month with more freerolls, which will take place through April 25, 2012. PokerStars recently announced that it will be hosting $5,000 freerolls every Wednesday in March and April this year, and will be giving away more than $65,000 worth cash as prize money. Considering that amount of traffic the online poker site attracts, we can say that the competition for the prize money is going to be tough. And if you want a piece of that prize pool, you should get registered on PokerStars today and start playing today.

About the Wednesday freerolls

PokerStars, in collaboration with PokerNews, will be hosting special $5,000 freerolls every week. Starting March 14, 2012, the online poker room will be hosting special freeroll tournaments on every Wednesday till April 25, 2012. The freeroll will be held at 2:00 pm ET. To be able to participate in these freerolls, all you need to do is get registered with the site and start playing cash games to earn VPPs offered by the site. Players who earn at least 20 VPPs during the week before the freeroll tournament will be eligible to participate in the events.

Also, players have to register with PokerStars through the PokerNews website. To enter the freerolls after registration, they should use an ID available on the news site.

Cash prizes to be won

The $5,000 cash prize that PokerStars is offering every week will be divided among players depending upon the number of points they earn in the freeroll. In addition to the $5k for the top players, PokerStars is also giving away an additional $7,500, which will be divided among the top 15 players on the leader board. The person earning 100 points will be the winner, followed by the runner up with 90 points and second runner-up with 80 points.

The player with the highest points will take home $1,500, while the second player will get $1,150 and the third place holder gets $950. Players ranking between 4 and 7 will get an amount between $800 and $500, and the remaining players will get an amount between $400 and $50, depending on their rank.

Using PokerStars bonus to earn points

Register with PokerStars and make a deposit today, and you could get a bonus of upto $600 for the initial deposit. But remember, to qualify for these special freerolls, you have to register with PokerStars through the PokerNews site. To start earning the VPPs or VIP Poker Points, all you need to do is use that bonus amount and play as many cash games as you can on the site. Be sure to earn at least 20 VPPs during the qualification period, which is the previous week for a particular freeroll. For example, if you want to participate in the freeroll on March 21, you should earn the necessary VPPs between March 12 and March 18.

The first freeroll will take place this Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Register today and start playing these freerolls, and you could take a good portion of the $67,500 that PokerStars is giving away as prize money.