PokerStars, Oracle Red Bull Racing Targets ‘Crossover’ Fandom With Partnership

Written By Anthony Cicali III on July 27, 2023
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Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled fusion of poker and racing as PokerStars and Oracle Red Bull Racing join forces to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and players in Michigan and New Jersey.

This groundbreaking global partnership combines two sports into one promotion, promising an epic journey packed with thrilling promotions and new exciting rewards.

The highlight of this collaboration is the highly-coveted PokerStars Red Spade Pass, which is making its debut in the United States later this year. Initially launched to tremendous success for PokerStars’ European players, the Red Spade Pass granted lucky members of the PokerStars community the chance to win incredible first-person experiences at legendary racing destinations like Monaco and Brazil.

Now, the Red Spade Pass is making a pit stop in the US. And the anticipation is building among NJ poker aficionados for the upcoming opportunities to immerse themselves in the world of high-speed racing, all while enjoying the electrifying poker action PokerStars is known for in the community.

PokerStars sees crossover among poker, racing fans

Details of the package include a variety of luxuries and amenities.

  • A VIP experience before the Vegas Grand Prix
  • Cost of round trip flights to Las Vegas
  • Multiple nights hotel accommodation at Paris on Las Vegas Strip
  • Transportation for hotel, VIP parties, airport
  • Other bonuses TBA

“There is much crossover between the interests of our players and general racing fans, and we want to feed those passions with exciting promotions and memorable moments,” Rebecca McAdam Willetts, director of partnerships & PR for PokerStars NJ, said in a news release.

“Racing has grown hugely in popularity across North America, and with so much attention on our partner’s efforts this season, we’re very excited our community in the US will get a slice of the action as the season reaches boiling point. The partnership has been a perfect fit for us to date, and now we get to take it home, to the heart of the action … Vegas!”

For players who want to win a ticket to the hottest F1 racing event of the year, Michigan and NJ poker players can now join the thrill with PokerStars Spin & Go Races, running until Aug. 26. Brace yourself for action-packed weeks with exciting weekly prizes worth $5,000 up for grabs.

Spin & Go Races present a dynamic, fast-paced and easily accessible game, where players have the chance to win in a matter of minutes, all starting at $1.

PokerStars Live! events in Pennsylvania

Recently it was announced, across the Delaware River, Live! Philadelphia poker room would host in-person Pokerstars events. From Aug. 24 to Sept. 10, this tournament series includes a massive $1 million guaranteed prize pool spread across three thrilling weekends in the City of Brotherly Love.

“I really liked the way that the casino ran the last Pokerstars series,” said NJ poker player and Twitch streamer Frank Dire. “I am looking forward to this one as well.”

Currently it hasn’t been confirmed if these events will include a Racing Red Pass. But PokerStars has been known to throw in some unexpected bonuses. Highlighted by three feature events, each offering an incredible guaranteed prize pool, the Summer Series promises an unforgettable poker experience:

  • Aug. 24-27: $550 buy-in – $200,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • Aug. 31-Sept. 4: $1,100 buy-in – $300,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • Sept. 7-10: $2,200 buy-in – $500,000 guaranteed prize pool

All the adrenaline-pumping tournaments will take place in Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia’s remarkable 30-table poker room. But that’s not all: Throughout the three weeks, you can also enjoy online qualifiers and a thrilling schedule of side events.

Summer Series NJ online poker qualifiers

Boost your opportunities to secure a seat at the Summer Series by participating in their online qualifiers running across the NJ poker, Michigan and Pennsylvania sites in July and August. With buy-ins starting at just $5, it’s an affordable way to get in the game.

You could win one of six full Summer Series packages (three for MI/NJ and three for PA). They include the main event entry, travel, luxury 5-star accommodation for two and expenses.

Will New Jersey get its own Pit Stop? Stay tuned with PlayNJ for more details on the exhilarating PokerStars promotions and Oracle Red Bull Racing package events.

Photo by PokerStars YouTube
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Anthony “Eatahoagie“ Cicali is a freelance writer from Riverside, NJ. He has his undergrad from Stockton University. He's also a Twitch casino streamer and a professional East Coast poker player. Currently covers poker and casino-related topics for PlayNJ, PlayTexas, PlayNY, Playpennsylvania and more. Favorite sports teams include Phillies, Flyers and the Gravina Football Club. You can follow his gambling adventures on Twitter @Eatahoagie.

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