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The Big Race: Win a poker holiday of a lifetime to the EPT Prague

PokerStars and BetStars are teaming up to provide an unmissable opportunity in The Big Race, a motor sports-themed $2 buy-in online poker tournament with the chance to win a poker holiday of a lifetime to the European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague and up to $2,500 in free sports bets in total, ranging from $2 to $50.

The Big Race tournament will take place on Sunday, September 23 at 14:00 ET and will randomly assign the top 20-placed players with a driver in the Russian Grand Prix on September 30. The player with the winning driver will receive an EPT Prague package worth approximately €7,200, including eight nights' accommodation at the Hilton Prague Hotel, a Main Event seat worth €5,300 and approximately €500 spending money.

In addition to the first prize package and players' shares of the prize pool, the top 500 finishers in The Big Race will be awarded up to $2,500 worth of free BetStars bets in total, ranging from $2 to $50.

Bets will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st place: $50 worth of free BetStars bets
  • 2nd place: $35 worth of free BetStars bets
  • 3rd place: $25 worth of free BetStars bets
  • 4th to 9th: $15 worth of free BetStars bets
  • 10th to 99th: $10 worth of free BetStars bets
  • 100th to 299th: $5 worth of free BetStars bets
  • 300th to 500th: $2 worth of free BetStars bets

The tournament follows the EPT Open Sochi, which takes place from September 21-29, where PokerStars will award six Platinum Passes to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em (PSPC). $5.50 Spin & Go's are running until September 16 with a potential prize package valued at $3,100. Satellites to EPT Prague, which will take place from December 7 to 18, commence on September 16.

Earlier this year, The Big Race promotion ran a horse racing edition exclusively in the United Kingdom. The winner, Chris Hopgood, was awarded a trip to PokerStars Festival Marbella with the added bonus of professional coaching from PokerStars Ambassadors Jake Cody and Fatima De Melo.

Chris said at the time, "I can't believe I've won! Now I'm off to Marbella all for $2! I'm nervous but very excited to get to play in my first big live tournament! Native River will be a horse that I will never forget."

To register, desktop players can find the tournament by searching the ID 2404960617 once restricted tournaments in their client settings have been enabled. Mobile users can either search for the tournament ID or 'The Big Race' on the PokerStars app. Markets on the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix will be available at BetStars from September 17.

Click here to go to The Big Race in the PokerStars Lobby.

Andrew McDermott
@a_mcdermott in F1