PokerStars announced the integration of Twitch into its online poker client in early November. With the feature now live, the site is offering players a chance at two Platinum Pass packages to celebrate.
That also includes airfare, hotel, and spending money and the passes have a value of more than €26,000.
Along with passes, PokerStars is giving away tens of thousands of dollars in freeroll entries and other prizes in December. It’s a good month to be an online poker player.
How to win a Platinum Pass via PokerStars Twitch feature
The new Twitch feature allows users to stream their own play and watch others as well. It’s the first online poker platform in the industry to offer this feature.
Streaming has become a growing trend in online poker, introducing the game to a growing younger audience. Players like Jason Somerville, the man behind the Run It Up stream, have added to the Twitch poker popularity.
To earn a shot at winning winning a Platinum Pass, players simply have to do the following:
- link their Twitch and PokerStars accounts
- watch the PokerStars Central Twitch channel for a total of 24 hours
- stream themselves playing poker for a total of 10 hours by Dec. 21
PokerStars Twitch streamers GJ Reggie and Mason Pye will then select two winners on Dec. 23. Winners will be determined based on entertainment value, quality of production, and innovation in their streaming.
It’s a nice opportunity to win a pass without even having to win a tournament.
More in store for those using Twitch feature
Beyond the Platinum Pass, there are some other interesting incentives to use the Twitch feature. Each winner receives a stream-ready PC and $1,000 credited to his or her player account.
Players linking their accounts by Dec. 1 will earn entry into one of several free all-in shootouts. The shootouts are set for Dec. 2 and award more than $10,000 in cash – a nice added bonus for players.
By linking their PokerStars and Twitch accounts, players also gain access to exclusive promotions in the coming months. These are activated solely on Twitch and include freerolls, challenges, and giveaways.