PokerStars Celebrates One Year in Pennsylvania

PokerStars Celebrates One Year in Pennsylvania

One year ago this week, PokerStars launched its online poker site in Pennsylvania. It was the second state in which PokerStars reentered the US market after Black Friday in 2011. And PokerStars was the first operator to offer state-regulated online poker in Pennsylvania.

In fact, one year later, PokerStars remains the sole online poker provider in Pennsylvania. Other operators applied for licenses and earned them this year, but they appear to have no desire to launch in 2020.

Meanwhile, PokerStars earned nearly $33 million in revenue through September 2020 and will likely surpass $35 million when the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board releases its October numbers.

With that, PokerStars wants to celebrate with its 1st Anniversary Series this month, complete with $1 million in guarantees across 35 events.

Series Information

PokerStars has run numerous series in its first year, with everything from bounty-based series to COOP tournaments and Pennsyl-MANIA events. Most recently, it wrapped its PACOOP 2020 after paying out more than $2 million in 50 events.

The PokerStars 1st Anniversary Series will run from November 8-15 with 35 tournaments.

In addition to a Main Event (with a $100 buy-in and $200K guarantee), there will be a Mini Main Event, Sunday Special, and Phase tournament, all with significant guarantees. We’ll get to the schedule in a moment.

Players should know that there will also be seven Second Chance Freerolls with $10,500 in tournament tickets. All satellites open now start as low as $1.

1st Anniversary Series Schedule

Without further ado, the schedule…

November 8:

–Event 1: $100 NLHE Series Kick-Off ($25K GTD)

–Event 2: $20 NLHE PKO ($15K GTD)

–Event 3: $150 NLHE 6-Handed ($20K GTD)

–Event 4: $100 NLHE Sunday Special ($100K GTD)

–Event 5: $15 NLHE Mini Special ($10K GTD)

–Event 6: $200 NLHE PKO ($30K GTD)

–Event 7: $50 NLHE Sunday SuperSonic ($10K GTD)

November 9:

–Event 8: $200 NLHE 4-Handed ($30K GTD)

–Event 9: $10 NLHE PKO ($7.5K GTD)

–Event 10: $500 NLHE High Roller ($50K GTD)

–Event 11: $100 PLO Turbo ($10K GTD)

November 10:

–Event 12: $200 NLHE Super Tuesday ($50K GTD)

–Event 13: $20 NLHE Mini Super Tuesday ($15K GTD)

–Event 14: $100 NL Omaha ($10K GTD)

November 11:

–Event 15: $30 NLHE 6-Handed ($15K GTD)

–Event 16: $50 8-Game 6-Handed ($7.5K GTD)

–Event 17: $200 NLHE ($25K GTD)

November 12:

–Event 18: $200 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill ($40K GTD)

–Event 19: $20 NLHE PKO Mini Thrill ($17.5K GTD)

–Event 20: $150 NLHE Turbo ($20K GTD)

November 13:

–Event 21: $200 LHE 6-Handed ($10K GTD)

–Event 22: $100 PLO 6-Handed PKO ($10K GTD)

–Event 23: $200 NLHE Hyper-Turbo ($15K GTD)

November 14:

–Event 24: $300 NLHE ($40K GTD)

–Event 25: $50 NLHE PKO ($10K GTD)

–Event 26: $75 NLHE 6-Handed Turbo ($20K GTD)

November 15:

–Event 27: $100 NLHE PKO Deepstack ($25K GTD)

-Event 28: $100 NLHE Main Event ($200K GTD)

–Event 29: $20 NLHE Mini Main Event ($25K GTD)

–Event 30: $100 NLHE OKO ($25K GTD)

–Event 31: $100 PLO 6-Handed Turbo ($10K GTD)

–Event 32: $75 NLHE Sunday Supersonic ($12.5K GTD)

November 16:

–Event 33: $10 NLHE Phase 2 ($30K GTD)

–Event 34: $50 NLHE Phase 2 ($50K GTD)

–Event 35: $100 NLHE 6-Handed Wrap-Up Hyper-Turbo ($15K GTD)



About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

Disclaimer: The information on this site is my interpretation of the laws as made available online. It is in no way meant to serve as legal advice or instruction. We recommend that you seek legal advice from a licensed attorney for further or official guidance.

Leave a Reply

Related Articles