Poker Stars often at the forefront of innovation related to online poker, and the gambling giant is without a doubt the market leader in the fast emerging virtual reality world. PokerStars has embraced the technology and after a hugely successful PokerStars VR Metaverse POker Tour Season 1, Season 2 lands on your VR headset starting today, November 24.
PokerStars VR launched in 2018 and has since progressed in leaps and bounds, cementing its status as the best place to play virtual reality poker. PokerStars VR is free to download and free to play, where players compete for chips instead of real money in a fully immersive social virtual reality casino. Players can sit with others from far and wide, set up private rooms, hang out in their personal suite or chase leaderboards in cash games, sit & go and multi-table tournaments.
PokerStars VR added craps to its portfolio in October 2022where it joined blackjack, roulette and a selection of slots, all risk-free to their bankroll, all in visually stunning locations with unprecedented realism.
What is the PokerStars VR Metaverse Poker Tour?
The Metaverse Poker Tour is the brainchild of PokerStars VR and the app’s premier tournament series. Season 1 was a resounding success with tens of thousands of players from all corners of the world and all walks of life competing for their share of the massive prize pools and all-important poker swag!
Nearly 500 players showed up for Stop 1’s 25,000 Season 1 Hyper event, which shows just how popular virtual reality poker tournaments can be. “Shoe2001” survived them all to earn a massive prize in addition to an exclusive winner’s ring, a digital item that “Schoen2011” can now proudly display on his fully personalized avatar.
Winners of the various Metaverse Poker Tour events will win bracelets, rings, pendants and belts, while the top performers in the series, those who rank high in the tour leaderboard, will receive gold and silver pendants in virtual hands.
Last weekend saw an epic Tournament of Champions, open only to previous winners of the Metaverse Poker Tour. Eleven grinders battled tooth and nail for the lion’s share of a 30 million chip prize pool, with top honors going to “Abandoned Zombie,” who collected 15 million chips and a modified Tournament of Champions belt.
|1||Abandoned zombie||United States||15,000,000|
|4||Catfish ox||United States|
Season 2 Stop 1 will begin on November 24, 2022
Season 2 Stop 1 of the PokerStars VR Metaverse Poker Tour sees the tour lead to a perfectly created Macau 2050 environment. Expect dragons galore as PokerStars VR transports you to a virtual edition of the Asian gambling mecca.
There’s plenty of swag to be had during Stop 1 of Season 2, which runs from November 24-27. As usual, the swag is split into two camps: Standard and High Roller. All Main Event participants will receive a standard swag bag, including special card backs, an awesome all-in gold lotus flower button, and an MPT S2 Macau baseball cap for their avatar to wear with pride.
High Rollers collect a high roller edition of the swag bag and get their hands on a limited edition gold badge and a cool Entrance/Exit effect for when their avatar enters or exits a Metaverse Poker Tour event.
Getting your hands on these great extras is easy. Join the Main Event or High Roller Main Event and a great swag bag is all yours!
Stop 1 of the second season features a trio of bracelet-awarding events, all of which will be streamed the getluckyvr Twitch channel. Tune in to the live streams at the following times:
- MPT Mini Main Event – Friday, November 25 at 10:00 PM ET
- MPT Main Event – Saturday, November 26 at 5:00 PM ET
- MPT Ultra High Roller – Sunday, November 27 at 5:00 PM ET
|Date||Time (EST)||Event||Shopping||Speed||Starting pile|
|Thu 24 Nov||2:00||#1||25,000||Hyper||500|
|4:00 in the afternoon||#3 Main Event satellite||1,000,000||turbo||1,500|
|5:00 PM||#4 Mini main satellite||200,000||turbo||1,000|
|9:00 am||#8 Main Event satellite||1,000,000||turbo||1,500|
|11:00 in the evening||#10||25,000||Hyper||500|
|Fri 25 Nov||2:00||#11||25,000||Hyper||500|
|4:00 in the afternoon||#13 100M Freeroll||Free roll||Hyper||1,000|
|7:00 pm||#16 Main Event satellite||1,000,000||turbo||1,000|
|9:00 am||#18 MPT Mini Main Event||1,000,000||Normal||2,000|
|11:00 in the evening||#20||25,000||Hyper||500|
|Sat 26 Nov||2:00||#21||25,000||Hyper||500|
|4:00 in the afternoon||#23 MPT Main Event||5,000,000,000||Normal||4,000|
|6:00 PM||#25 High Roller Event||25,000,000||Normal||5,000|
|7:00 pm||#27 High Roller Satellite||100,000||turbo||1,000|
|10:00 PM||#31 Late Night Million||100,000||turbo||1,000|
|11:00 in the evening||#32||25,000||Hyper||1,000|
|1:00 in the morning||#34||25,000||Hyper||500|
|Sun 27 Nov||2:00||#35||10,000||Hyper||500|
|4:00 in the afternoon||#37||25,000||Hyper||500|
|4:00 in the afternoon||#38 High Roller Event||100,000,000||Normal||10,000|
|11:00 in the evening||#45||25,000||Hyper||1,000|
|1:00 in the morning||#48||25,000||Hyper||500|
PokerStars VR has five stops planned for the second season of the Metaverse Poker Tour; more details will follow in due course. Leaderboards return for Season 2, with points earned for each MPT event, but you’ll need to stay tuned to find out more about the epic prizes on offer, as right now they’re a closely guarded secret!
How to play in Season 2 of the PokerStars VR Metaverse Poker Tour
You need one Oculus Rift, Meta quest 2, MetaQuestProor a HTC Vive VR headset to play. Those who use a PC have one Windows computer. You can find out what the minimum and recommended PC specifications are at the PokerStars VR website or via the relevant store page.
If you tick all the boxes, download the excellent PokerStars VR app, create your free account and join the Metaverse Poker Tour Season 2.
Do you have a VR headset? Here’s how to get PokerStars VR chips?
Every new PokerStars VR customer receives 10,000 starting chips, in addition to many ongoing promotions designed to reward them. There’s a virtual wheel that awards free chips every eight hours, and you can boost your bankroll by becoming a subscriber. A $9.99 monthly investment will give you 100,000 chips and a slew of custom goodies, while a $29.99 payment will gift you 300,000 chips and an even larger selection of swag. Check out the image above for all the details.
Should you fancy topping up your chip balance, it is possible to purchase it through the store in the PokerStars VR app. PokerStars VR is celebrating Thanksgiving and Black Friday by temporarily doubling the number of chips per purchase!
|Cost (USD)||Chips awarded||Chips only awarded on November 25|