Online poker giant Pokerstars.com is about to set another online poker world record as it approaches dealing its 50 billionth (that’s 50 000 000 000) hand of internet poker.
 
The company has started promoting the forthcoming event by offering a slew of player incentives and offers that includes splashing out with over a million dollars in rewards. Get in on the action
 
Cash game players are being offered the opportunity to be part of the excitement starting with the 49.7 billionth hand and running through to the big landmark, with players dealt cards in every one-millionth hand scheduled to receive $50 for every VIP Player Point earned during the 50 previous hands at that table. The players who win the main pot on those tables will have their bonuses doubled.
 
When the 50 billionth hand is dealt, big money will flow, with every player involved in the hand receiving $500 per VPP earned over the previous 50 hands and the winner’s prize doubled – a reward that could amount to tens of thousands of dollars, according to a Pokerstars spokesman.
 
But that’s not all – everyone dealt to in the 50 billionth hand will also win a seat in the 2010 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Main Event on September 26th, where the buy-in is $5 200 and seriously big money is on offer for final tablers.
 
Finally, the player who actually wins the 50 billionth hand will take home a cash prize of $50 000 in addition to the pot and bonuses.
 
The volume of action at Pokerstars, has been enhanced by the current WCOOP, which has been pulling in record crowds that reached a daily peak of 40 000 ring game players online this week. This means that the new record will likely be set in the very near future. 
 
The impetus is already building, with Saturday seeing 117 000 players in action across over 4 600 tournaments.