Online Satellites Begin for PokerStars Live Madrid
PokerStars Spain has begun its first set of online satellites to qualify for a live tournament which will take place at its new poker room in the Casino Gran Madrid.
The casino opened two weeks ago and PokerStars quickly stared promoting it online, visitors to PokerStars.es will seethe casino features in the “News” popup in the lobby.
Each week on Wednesday a €120 + €20 live event takes place, the Madrid Warm Up.
Entry to the satellites starts as a €0.50 turbo which will award one entry to a €3 online satellite into the live tournament. There are also €10 and €20 satellites taking place.
Outside of the Spanish press there was hardly any promotion of the opening of the live room earlier this month. While PokerstarsMadrid.com has a tournament schedule there is no information yet about cash games.
The new Madrid poker room is the first of the PokerStars’ LIVE brand, the start of the company’s expansion into live poker rooms.
Already there are nightly NL tournaments taking place with buy-ins ranging from €60 to €140 as well as €150 monthly tournaments and €300 quarterly tournaments. Each week on Thursday a sit and go tournaments take place with buy-ins from €25 to €100.