PokerStars has quietly unveiled the full schedule for the Summer Series, the operator’s major tournament series in the summer in New Jersey.
We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. During the week of July 23 – July 30, the Pokerstars NJ Summer series kicks off with events for players of all skill levels. Casino slots app for ipad. This series consists of twelve events and a combined guaranteed prize pool of $300,000. Buy-ins for these twelve tournaments are as low as $50 but also feature a $1000 buy-in high roller tournament. New Summer Series. With that one in the books, PokerStars already prepared another series for June. Action in the Summer Series will start this weekend on June 7 and run through June 21. Overall, there will be 151 tournaments and $25 million in guarantees. The first day of action on June 7 gives an example of what players can expect throughout. A s the extended version of SCOOP comes to an end after 33 days of competition, a new series comes into view. The Summer Series might not have the stature of its Spring counterpart, but it does well for guarantees, tournaments, and an opportunity to win big.
Summer Series will return for its third iteration with another $300,000 guaranteed prize pool spread over 17 tournaments. The series will run for eight days starting July 28.
Very similar to last year’s schedule, Summer Series will have a mix of events with buy-ins starting at $25 and rising up to $750 for the High Roller event on July 31. The series culminates in a $75,000 guaranteed Main Event costing $400 to enter.Sign Up Today »
All the events are played as No Limit Hold’em except for the last event which will be played as Pot Limit Omaha. The schedule comprises of various formats including the knockouts, hyper-turbo deepstacks, a rebuy event, and a couple of short-handed 4-max events.
Guarantees for the series range from $7000 to $75,000.
With 17 events on the schedule, the series guarantees an average of approximately $17,647 per event. This is a slight drop in the average in comparison with the first two editions when both had an average guarantee of $25,000 but had five fewer events.
|Year||Total GTD||Total Tournaments||Avg GTD||Main Event GTD|
To help players qualify, a special $2.50 Spin & Go is now running in the client that has a $400 main event ticket as the top prize. In addition, PokerStars will be running Second Chance freerolls worth $1500 each from July 29 to August 3. Each of these freerolls gives away tickets to Summer Series events to all those players who fail to make cash in these Summer Series events.
Summer Series will be the operator’s fourth online tournament series in New Jersey this year.
It ran Winter Series in January boasting total guarantees of $300,000 across 15 tournaments. It then followed this up with another series in February called Turbo Series. The fast-paced turbo series had a total prize pool of $200,000 spread over 28 tournaments.
In the spring season, PokerStars kicked off its flagship online tournament series, NJSCOOP. The series guaranteed over $1 million across a staggering 82 events.
|Event||Dates||Total GTD||Total Tournaments||Avg GTD|
|Winter Series||Jan 13 – 20 (8 days)||$300,000||15||$20,000|
|Turbo Series||Feb 22 – Mar 3 (10 days)||$200,000||28||$7,143|
|NJSCOOP||May 4 – 20 (17 days)||$1,000,000||82||$12,195|
|Summer Series||July 28 – Aug 4 (8 days)||$300,000||17||$17,647|
In other markets, PokerStars is running the low-stakes MicroMillions Series. Nearly $4 million is guaranteed in the dot-com market, and €3 million is guaranteed in the Southern European segregated market comprising of France, Portugal and Spain. In Italy, MicroMillions guarantees €1 million.
PokerStars is also planning to debut MicroMillions in its ring-fenced market of India. The operator has yet to run MicroMillions in the New Jersey market.
Summer Series in PokerStars’ New Jersey market runs from July 28 to August 4.
PokerStars PA has been on fire lately, and they show no signs of slowing down. For their next trick, the lone online poker operator in Pennsylvania is set to debut the Summer Series.
The concept isn’t new. The global PokerStars site is currently running its own version of the Summer Series, and PokerStars NJ ran one last year – in August. This time around, both PA and NJ get in on the action.
#SummerSeries is coming! 🌴
June 18-28#PokerStarsPA: $750K guaranteed#PokerStarsNJ: $500K guaranteed
Are you in? pic.twitter.com/6HeYzARkhj
— PokerStarsUSA (@PokerStarsUSA) June 11, 2020
The 11-day series kicks off on Thursday, June 18 and guarantees a total of $750,000 in prize pools. The NJ version will pay out at least $500,000.
The PA Summer Series features 38 tournaments, ranging in buy-ins from $20 up to $500 for a High Roller event on Wednesday, June 24. The $200 Main Event and $50 Mini-Main take place on Sunday, June 28. Those come with guarantees of $150,000 and $25,000 respectively.
The majority of the events are of the no-limit hold’em variety, with four pot-limit Omaha and one Omaha hi/lo event. A whopping 12 of the 38 tournaments are progressive knock-out events.
Online poker traffic has reached record heights during the past few months as casinos and other non-essential businesses remained closed as part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus. The spike is evident in recent revenue figures posted by PokerStars PA.
Following a record high $3.1 million revenue in March, PokerStars pulled in nearly $5.3 million in April. May numbers, which are expected out soon, should be on par with April.
In what is usually a slower time for online poker (summer), live poker rooms in Pennsylvania remain closed until further notice. That is even as land-based casinos in the state begin reopening one by one. According to the PGCB casino reopening safety protocols: “Poker rooms are not authorized to operate due to players handling cards and chips.”
That adds up to continued high demand for the indoor online poker grind.
PokerStars PA is keeping up with that demand. Having already run four successful tournament series since its early November, 2019 debut, they ran a one-off tournament called Pennsyl-MANIA. The event crushed its $250k guarantee, creating a prize pool of $515,964. PokerStars undoubtedly hopes to carry that momentum into the Summer Series.
Below, find the full PokerStars PA Summer Series schedule. Note: All events are no-limit hold’em (NLHE) and 9-handed unless otherwise specified.
|Thursday, June 18||7 p.m.||$100 Summer Series Kick-Off [8-Max]||$30,000|
|Thursday, June 18||7:30 p.m.||$20 Summer Series Mini Kick-Off [8-Max]||$7,500|
|Thursday, June 18||8 p.m.||$200 Thursday Thrill SE [Progressive KO]||$25,000|
|Thursday, June 18||8:30 p.m.||$30 Mini Thrill [Progressive KO]||$12,500|
|Thursday, June 18||9 p.m.||$75 NLHE 8-Max||$10,000|
|Friday, June 19||8 p.m.||$50 Escalating Antes||$10,000|
|Friday, June 19||10 p.m.||$20 NLHE 6-Max||$6,000|
|Saturday, June 20||4 p.m.||$100 NLHE 6-Max||$20,000|
|Saturday, June 20||7:30 p.m.||$50 PLO 6-Max||$5,000|
|Saturday, June 20||10 p.m.||$75 Progressive KO [8-Max]||$7,500|
|Sunday, June 21||4 p.m.||$75 NLHE 6-Max||$20,000|
|Sunday, June 21||6 p.m.||$100 Sunday Special SE||$100,000|
|Sunday, June 21||6:30 p.m.||$25 Mini Special||$15,000|
|Sunday, June 21||8 p.m.||$75 Progressive KO [8-Max]||$12,500|
|Sunday, June 21||10 p.m.||$50 Sunday Supersonic SE||$10,000|
|Monday, June 22||7 p.m.||20 NLHE 4-Max||$7,500|
|Monday, June 22||8 p.m.||$50 Battle Royale SE [Progressive KO, 6-Max]||$15,000|
|Monday, June 22||9 p.m.||$75 NLHE 8-Max||$7,500|
|Tuesday, June 23||7 p.m.||$200 Super Tuesday SE||$35,000|
|Tuesday, June 23||7:30 p.m.||$20 Mini Super Tuesday||$15,000|
|Tuesday, June 23||9 p.m.||$50 Progressive KO [8-Max]||$7,500|
|Wednesday, June 24||7 p.m.||$50 NLHE 6-Max||$10,000|
|Wednesday, June 24||8 p.m.||$500 High Roller [6-Max]||$35,000|
|Wednesday, June 24||9 p.m.||$20 PLO 8-Max [Progressive KO]||$5,000|
|Thursday, June 25||7 p.m.||$200 Thursday Thrill SE [Progressive KO]||$30,000|
|Thursday, June 25||7:30 p.m.||$20 Mini Thrill [Progressive KO]||$15,000|
|Thursday, June 25||9 p.m.||$100 NLHE 6-Max||$12,500|
|Friday, June 26||7 p.m.||$50 NL Omaha Hi/Lo [6-Max]||$5,000|
|Friday, June 26||8 p.m.||$100 NLHE 6-Max [Progressive KO]||$25,000|
|Friday, June 26||9 p.m.||$20 NLHE 8-Max||$5,000|
|Saturday, June 27||5 p.m.||$30 NLHE||$7,500|
|Saturday, June 27||8 p.m.||$100 NLHE 8-Max [Progressive KO]||$20,000|
|Saturday, June 27||9 p.m.||$50 PLO 6-Max||$3,500|
|Sunday, June 28||2 p.m.||$20 NLHE 6-Max [Progressive KO]||$10,000|
|Sunday, June 28||5 p.m.||$200 Main Event||$150,000|
|Sunday, June 28||6 p.m.||$50 Mini Main||$25,000|
|Sunday, June 28||8 p.m.||$100 PLO 6-Max||$10,000|
|Sunday, June 28||9 p.m.||$75 Series Wrap-Up [8-Max]||$10,000|