Posted 3/22/11 : PokerStars is on the Road to 100 Billion hands and there celebrating every 10 billion poker hands  with a milestone hands promotion! The first stop on the way is hand 60 Billion, which will be dealt before the month of March is over.

You can quickly find out how many hands have been dealt by checking the counter at the top of the pokerstars page. If you’re in the game client, you can view the total number of hands dealt while you're at a table.

To be a Road to 100 Billion winner, you simply need to play on PokerStars.com cash game tables and be dealt into a millionth hand (e.g. 59,902,000,000). If you're successful, you’ll receive a cash prize that could be worth thousands of dollars.

If you're good enough to win the sixty billionth hand, you will receive at least $60,000! During the 60 Billion hand celebration, players can expect to win close to $1,000,000 in prizes!
Find out how Milestone Hand prizes are calculated.

Milestone Hand Tips:

Play on more tables – If you are able to play on more than one table at a time, you will increase your chances of being dealt into a milestone hand.

Play longer sessions – The size of the prizes depends on the number of VIP Player Points (VPPs) you have earned while sitting at the table. You earn VPPs in cash games every time you play in a raked hand, so the longer you’re there the more you earn. Try to take a seat at a table well in advance of the next milestone hand to increase the amount of your potential prize.

Play an action game – Some games generate pots more easily, such as Limit Hold'em or Pot Limit Omaha. Playing these will help you to earn VPPs faster.

You can learn more about earning VPPs on the Pokerstars VIP Club pages.

There will be 300 regular milestone hands, and a final Mega Milestone in each Road to 100 Billion celebration. For the 60 Billion celebration, it’s hand #59,700,000,000 to #60,000,000,000. Next up will be 70,000,000,000, so keep checking back to find out more information.

To find out what happened on the last Mega Milestone hand at 50 Billion, and who won what, check out the PokerStars Blog.