As the 2022 Formula One season enters its second half, PokerStars has announced the launch of a "Red Spade Pass" for the Brazil Grand Prix. Available exclusively to players of the brand, the Red Spade Pass will reward winners with a fan experience at Brazil's iconic Interlagos Grand Prix circuit.
The experience includes three days at the Brazil GP, flights, five night's accommodation in Sao Paulo, and a host of exclusive activities and guest appearances, all curated by PokerStars and enabled through the partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing.
In addition to exclusive access and events, all Red Spade Pass winners will also receive a personalized message from an Oracle Red Bull Racing driver, PokerStars and Oracle Red Bull Racing merchandise, a poker coaching session with a PokerStars Learn coach, and offers and tickets from PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, and PokerStars Sports.
The first Red Spade Pass will be awarded at PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona in the EUR 3,000 buy-in EPT Platinum Pass Mystery Bounty event. The Pass will be added to the prize pool and hidden in one of the envelopes awarded to players who knock out another. Bounties will begin from Day 2, with the event running until August 19.
More Red Spade Passes will be awarded across PokerStars and PokerStars Casino, with new ways to win being announced "soon," a press release says.
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Director of Partnerships, Public Relations and Consumer Engagement at PokerStars Rebecca McAdam Willets said: "Our aim is to give our community epic moments that they will never forget. Together, PokerStars and Oracle Red Bull Racing want to bring entertainment to all of our fans and players, and this season we've seen some fantastic moments both on and off the track. As our partnership continues to grow, we're looking forward to bringing even more unique experiences to the PokerStars communities."
To celebrate the season getting started, the first sets of Red Spade Passes awarded winners from across the globe with a four-day all-expenses paid trip for two to Nice and Monaco to watch the world-renowned Monaco Grand Prix from PokerStars' private waterside location, overlooking the famous track.
PokerStars also launched a season-long programme of race weekend rewards encouraging fans and players to "Embrace the Race." From big-money casino drops to Formula 1-themed freerolls, the set of poker and casino prizes rewards fans for their support of the Oracle Red Bull Racing team, with some prizes "getting a massive boost" if the Oracle Red Bull Racing team takes the top spot on the podium.
The online gambling and entertainment brand announced its partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing earlier this year. The alliance features branding on the RB18 and race suits, and is aimed at F1's growing audience as increasing technological advancements help to service "and provide fans with new and unique ways to enjoy the sport," the company stated.