MicroMillions tourney a success for PokerStars

PokerStars, one of the internet’s largest poker rooms, has released a statement that is MicroMillions Tournament was successful and saw in excess of €8.5 million in winnings paid out of the eleven day event.

This was the 5th edition of this tournament and saw over 1.35 million players participating in the various tournaments that were run during it. The main event $22 tournament saw a staggering 59,000 plus players entering it and a top prize of $161,100 going to the winner. This was the largest win in this tournaments history to date. This event also saw one player place in the money in thirty events with two of those being final tables.

PokerStars will be holding the 6th event soon and the exact release date has not been announced. PokerStars has been in a news a fair amount lately with its acquiring of Full Tilt Poker and its attempts to purchase a land based casino in New Jersey in order to gain a foothold back into the lucrative U.S market.