PokerStars Summer Tournament Series Set for PA, NJ & Michigan
PokerStars just announced a summer online poker tournament series that will run across three states and should appeal to more casual players with relatively modest buy-ins. Yet, each state series will culminate with a Main Event that offers the attraction of a big payday.
The summer promotion from PokerStars is called the Summer Stacks Festival. It will run as independent tourney series in three states — Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Jersey — and in each state the series will run June 12-28. The Summer Stacks comes on the heels of PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) that also ran in those three states.
The summer event will offer recreational players a variety of opportunities to get into the online poker action because of low buy-ins and convenient formats. There will be 100 online events featuring buy-ins of $100 or less in each state and the series will also feature shorter events, such as turbos. In addition, there will be chances to participate for free.
Main Events Scheduled
A poker series wouldn’t be a poker series without a Main Event, and the Summer Stacks Festival has one for each state. The Main Event will be a two-day tournament with a $100 buy-in in each state and will start on June 27. The Main Event guaranteed prize pools for Pennsylvania and Michigan will be $100,000 each. The Main Event guaranteed prize pool for New Jersey will be $50,000.
The sweeteners for the Summer Stack Festival include a PokerStars giveaway of $10,000 worth of Main Event tickets in a daily Depositor Freeroll. To receive a freeroll ticket, players must deposit $30 with bonus code SUMMER21. And if a player gets knocked out of any Summer Stacks tournament before reaching the money, they can get back into the action through daily Second Chance Freerolls, where a total of $10,000 worth of Summer Stacks tournament tickets will be awarded.
The PokerStars Spring Championships of Online Poker (SCOOP), which ran in the same three states, was considered a success, with prize pools typically exceeding guarantees.
In Pennsylvania, the SCOOP drew more than 47,000 entries and paid out about $2.64 million in prize money. In Michigan, there were more than 40,000 entries and about $2.36 in prizes were paid out. And in New Jersey, there were more than 26,000 entries and about $1.36 million in prizes was paid.
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