PokerStars scraps August Macau Poker Cup Series; offers discount to players

Macau Poker Cup

Macau Poker CupPokerStars recently pulled the plug on the August 2012 segment of the Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon Series, according to the company’s director of live poker operations for Asia-Pacific, Danny McDonagh.

Without going into specifics, McDonagh said: “Due to events beyond our reasonable control, the Macau Poker Cup scheduled for August is, regrettably, being cancelled. ”

McDonagh also said that no timetable has been set for the remainder of PokerStars Macau special events for the rest of 2012, although the June portion of the series, which is set to run from June 9-18, will go on as planned.

That tournament will be held at the Grand Waldo Entertainment Complex and has been billed as the Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon featuring a HKD $3 million Guaranteed Red Dragon main event.

In a statement, McDonagh said: “I assure all our loyal players and partners that PokerStars Macau is still deeply committed to creating the best poker experience in the world and my team is focused on showing that commitment this upcoming week at the Macau Poker Cup.”

While this piece of news may not set in well with a lot of folks, PokerStars does have a little promotion up its sleeve to make its players happy. On June 17, PokerStars will be offering half-price tournaments for all of its players, giving everybody a chance to enter a Sunday Major tourney at a 50% discount.

Think the $215 entry for the Sunday Million is a little too steep? Well, on June 17, you can take a crack at it for just $107.50.

In addition to the Sunday Million, half-off tournaments will also include the Sunday Storm for just $5.50, the Women’s Sunday for just $27.50, the Sunday Kick-off for just $54.50, and the Sunday Warm-up for just $107.50.