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The Sunday Special Big Game

Win a share of $15,000 in added cash prizes with the Sunday Special Big Game!

Play the $50,000 GTD Sunday Special on April 3, predict the winner of the college basketball Championship game taking place the next day, and you’ll receive a ticket to two All-in Shootout Freerolls, with $5,000 and $10,000 in added prize money to be won!

Picked the losing team? Don’t worry - you’ll still get a ticket to the All-in Shootout Freeroll with $5,000 in cash prizes up for grabs.

All-in Shootout Freerolls are special poker tournaments where every player is all-in on every hand. You don’t even need to be logged-in to take part, as all players who have registered in advance will automatically be all-in on every hand until there’s a winner.

How to get your All-in Shootout Freeroll ticket

1. Open your Challenges window on April 3 - available in both the PokerStars client and the PokerStars Mobile app. From 00:01 ET until 21:30 ET you’ll see two Challenges available, each bearing the name of one of the teams in the final. Hit ‘Start’ on the Challenge that features the team you think will win (you can only choose one Challenge).

2. Remember, to be eligible you have to opt-in by clicking ‘Start’ on the Challenge before the end of registration in the Sunday Special Big Game tournament, i.e. by 21:30 ET on April 3.

3. Play the Sunday Special Big Game tournament on April 3. If you opt-in but do not play the tournament, you will not have completed your Challenge and will not receive your All-in Shootout Freeroll ticket reward.

4. As soon as your Challenge is completed, you will be instantly credited with an All-in Shootout Freeroll ticket featuring the name of your chosen team.

5. If your chosen team wins the college Championship game on April 4, you will be able to use your ticket to register for both the $10,000 and $5,000 All-in Shootout Freerolls. If you chose the losing team, you will still be able to register to the $5,000 All-in Shootout Freeroll.

6. Registration for both All-in Shootout Freerolls opens at 09:00 ET on April 5, and both will be played at 20:00 ET on April 6. To find them in the client, search for ‘All-in Shootout Freeroll’ in the ‘Find a tournament’ text filter.

Remember, you don’t need to be available or even logged-in to take part in the All-in Shootout Freerolls. Just make sure you have registered with your ticket before the Freeroll starts.

Here are the details of the Sunday Special Big Game tournament and the All-in Shootout Freerolls:

Tournament Name

Date & Time


Prize Pool

PokerStars Sunday Special Big Game

April 3, 2016 at 18:00 ET


At least $50,000

$10,000 All-in Shootout Freeroll

April 6, 2016 at 20:00 ET

Winner tickets only


$5,000 All-in Shootout Freeroll

April 6, 2016 at 20:00 ET

Winner and runner-up tickets


Special Offer Details & Rules

  • This promotion was announced at 10:00 ET on March 31, and finishes at 20:00 ET on April 6, 2016.
  • You will receive your Freeroll ticket in your account as soon as you have completed your Challenge.
  • You must use your ticket to manually register to the corresponding All-in Shootout Freeroll(s). There is no late registration in All-in Shootout Freerolls. Any unused tickets will be forfeited.
  • If you hit ‘Start’ on any of the Challenges but did not play the Sunday Special Big Game on April 3, you did not complete the Challenge and so will not be eligible to receive an All-in Shootout Freeroll ticket.

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Contact support@pokerstarsnj.com if you have any questions about the Sunday Special Big Game or All-in Shootout Freerolls.