PokerStars MI Offers Freerolls, Free Bets In Champions Preseason Series

Written By Martin Harris on August 13, 2021 - Last Updated on December 11, 2023

Football fans well know the National Football League preseason is already upon us. For poker players in Michigan, PokerStars MI is marking the occasion with a new tournament series, the PokerStars Champions Preseason.

The series kicked off Thursday (pun intended, thank you very much) and in fact involves both a 24-tournament schedule and a number of associated promotions.

These include freerolls, chances to earn free bets in the FOX Bet Sportsbook, ways to earn Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) tournament tickets, and even an opportunity to win tickets to a professional football game.

Play Freeroll Friday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m., and win a $10 free bet

As noted, the PokerStars Champions Preseason series consists of 24 tournaments, with buy-ins ranging from $1 to $300. PokerStars MI players can check the lobby for the full online poker schedule, where they’ll find two or three tournaments running each day through Aug. 23.

In addition, there is a Champions Preseason Tailgate freeroll happening Friday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. ET.

Registration opens at 3 p.m. ET. The top 100 finishers in that tournament will receive a $10 “Freebet” they can use in the FOX Bet Sportsbook.

Main Event Depositor Freeroll on Aug. 22

Additionally, players have a chance to play another freeroll, the Champions Preseason Main Event Depositor Freeroll, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. ET.

PokerStars MI players who deposit at least $30 while using the bonus code “CHAMPIONS” between now and 1:59 p.m. ET on Aug. 22 receive a ticket to play this event. The top 30 finishers will win a seat into the $200 buy-in Champions Preseason Main Event later that Sunday at 6 p.m.

Win tickets to a pro football game

Speaking of that Champions Preseason Main Event, the winner of that tournament will not only earn a nice cash prize, but will also get two tickets to any professional football game of the winner’s choice.

The only stipulation is that the value of the two tickets cannot exceed $1,000 (for both).

Win MICOOP tickets

Finally, PokerStars MI players who participate in the PokerStars Champions Preseason series can win seats into upcoming MICOOP events as well.

To take advantage of this promotion, players will first need to opt-in to the Champions Preseason Tournament Challenge via the Challenges Window in the PokerStars MI client.

Once they do, they can complete the first challenge simply by playing in one Champions Preseason real money tournament. Doing so earns the player a MICOOP Kickoff Freeroll ticket.

After that, completing the second challenge requires playing in three Champions Preseason real money tournaments. Do that, and you’ll earn a $3 MICOOP Spin & Go ticket.

In order to complete the third and final challenge, play in five Champions Preseason real money tournaments. Those who have opted in and play in five events will receive a $10 MICOOP Warm-Up ticket.

In other words, there are many extras on the “sidelines” worth noting throughout the PokerStars Champions Preseason series at PokerStars MI.

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Martin Harris is a writer and teacher who has reported on poker, online gambling, and sports betting since the mid-2000s. Once a full-time academic (Ph.D., English), he currently teaches part-time in the American Studies program at UNC Charlotte. In 2019, his book Poker & Pop Culture was published by D&B Books.

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