PokerStars Releases $1.2m-GTD NJCOOP Schedule

New Jersey city skyline

The richest online poker series held in New Jersey will feature 43 events with buy-ins ranging from $15 all the way up to $1,000.

NJCOOP will run from Oct. 15-31, 2016, with $1.2 million in prize money guaranteed over the course of the series.

That narrowly passes the $1.1m that’s guaranteed in the PartyPoker/Borgata Garden State Super Series that runs from Oct. 9-23.

No matter how you slice it there’s a ton of great tournament action for online poker players in New Jersey during the month of October.

NJCOOP Qualifiers Live

Satellites for NJCOOP start at just $1 and can already be found in the PokerStars.nj client.

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Jason Somerville streaming

The series will feature a variety of tournaments with a $1,000 NLHE High Roller event on Oct. 10 and a two-day $500 buy-in Main Event at the end of the series on Oct. 30-31.

PokerStars will also be running a series of NJCOOP Spin & Go’s, which start at $2.50, and award seats into various NJCOOP events.

Twitch sensation Jason Somerville will be on hand to stream the entire NJCOOP as he’ll be looking to make a few big scores of his own.

Of course PokerStars is also hosting a live festival in NJ that runs from Oct. 29-Nov. 6 with 50 gaming events including guest appearances by the aforementioned Somerville, as well as Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker, Jason Mercier, Fatima De Melo and Survivor alum Boston Rob and Tyson Apostol.

You can check out the complete schedule over on the PokerStars blog or by logging into the PokerStars New Jersey client.

Search for the tournament tab and you'll find the full schedule of events and which tournaments are already open for registration.

Online poker appears to be gaining some momentum in New Jersey after a slow start. If neighboring New York state also legalizes online poker, which seems like a possibility for 2017, and the two states share player pools, the impact on future US online poker legislation could be dramatic.

Add in Pennsylvania, which is also closely considering online poker legislation for 2017, and true momentum could build again for a unified US online poker market.

Currently Nevada and Delaware are the only states that have officially entered into a compact to share player liquidity. California would be the United States' largest online poker market should it come online with an estimated market value of $400 million.

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