[toc]PokerStars recently announced your chance to win a seat at the PokerStars Festival New Jersey Main Event.
The popular online poker site announced tlast week it would hold the first-ever New Jersey Championship of Online Poker tournament (NJCOOP), which will include five all-in shootouts that will award 20 seats to the PokerStars Festival Main Event.
The online championship will run from 6 p.m. EST on Oct. 15 to 8 p.m. EST on Oct. 31. Participants must be residents of New Jersey.
“Running from October 15-31, 2016, PokerStars NJCOOP’s schedule takes in different poker variants including mixed games, Pot Limit Omaha and more, climaxing with a $500 No Limit Hold’em Main Event with a $200,000 guarantee,” the event’s website says.
Details on the Main Event entries
The 20 PokerStars Main Event seats up for grabs will be given to the top four finishers in a series of five all-in shootouts.
Tickets to those all-in tourneys are granted when players enter one of five specific events:
- Oct. 15, 6 p.m.: $100 Nightly Stars ($15k prize pool)
- Oct. 16, 5 p.m.: $250 Sunday Special SE ($100k prize pool)
- Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.: $100 No-limit Hold ’em Speed Down ($20k prize pool)
- Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m.: $100 No-limit Hold ’em Progressive Super-KO ($20k prize pool)
- Oct. 22, 5 p.m.: $350 Sunday Special SE ($75k prize pool)
The all-in shootout tickets will be delivered within 12 hours of the late registration deadline for the specific event.
Only one ticket to the all-in shootout will be awarded to each player, no matter how many events they enter.
PokerStars NJCOOP Challenges Borgata tourney
The tournament will take place from Oct. 9 to Oct. 23 and will feature a $1.1 million prize pool, continuing the trend of big pools. GSSS IV featured a $1 million prize pool, while GSSS III offered up a pool of $800,000.
However, Borgata’s prize pool doesn’t top the recently-announced PokerStars NJCOOP, which totals $1.2 million.
This back-and-forth battle between PokerStars and Borgata/Party Poker events no doubt benefit the players, who can now kick off the fall with a chance at their own slice of more than $2 million in prizes.
Borgata/Party Poker NJ losing the battle to PokerStars, not the war
Experts have pointed out that Borgata’s sizable prize pool is a surprise, considering the New Jersey casino has seen a marked decrease in online poker revenue since the launch of PokerStars NJ earlier this year.
According to the Division of Gaming Enforcement’s August revenue numbers, Borgata pulled in $32.4 million in year-to-date gross revenue from online gambling, while Resorts tallied $19.8 million.