PokerStars to host PSPC Online, first-ever US multi-state tourney series

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Haley Hintze
Posted on: January 06, 2023 11:54 PST

PokerStars USA has announced its upcoming PSPC Online tournament series, which marks the regulated site's first-ever multi-state tournament series offered to its American customers. The series will be available to PokerStars' combined Michigan and New Jersey player pools. PSPC runs January 13-30, 2023, with $2.5 million in cumulative prize-pool guarantees spread across 85 separate events.

PokerStars USA will also offer a standalone PSPC Online series to its customers in Pennsylvania, which at this time remains a single-state market. The PA series will run for the same 18-day stretch, and will offer $1.5 million in guaranteed prize money throughout its own 72-event slate.

The combined MI/NJ PSPC Online series features a Main Event with a modest $250 buy-in, though the event still carries a $300,000 prize-pool guarantee. Mini Main and High Roller Main events are also part of the series for MI/NJ players; the Mini Main includes a $50 buy-in and a $75,000 guarantee, while the High Roller Main features a $2,500 buy-in and a $125,000 guaranteed prize pool. All three main events gets underway on January 29 and will be the focus of the PSPC Online series' final two days.

PokerStars PA players will have their own PSPC Main Event, which also starts on January 29. This event includes the same $250 buy-in, while the state's players will be chasing shares of a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool.

According to PokerStars US Managing Director, Severin Rasset, “It was brilliant to see our communities in Michigan and New Jersey come out in force on January 1st to celebrate the combining of our player pool and enjoy our special New Year’s Day events and smash the guarantees. We’re now excited to bring players our first multi-state online series and our largest online series to date in the US, where players have the chance to join in the Bahamian fun of the PSPC and play alongside their favourite players as they battle it out on the online tables. There’s plenty more to come for the MI and NJ community and we look forward to exciting and awarding our players in 2023 and beyond.”

Satellites to PSPC Online events are already available to players in all three PokerStars USA states. More information on the series, including detailed schedules of events, can be accessed via the PokerStars Blog.

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