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PokerStars US Heading to Philly for Inaugural Summer Series

PokerStars US Heading to Philly for Inaugural Summer Series

It might be always sunny in Philadelphia, but now it could be profitable too as PokerStars launch their first-ever Summer Series.

2023 will see the inaugural PokerStars Summer Series take place at the Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA between August 24 through September 10.

Located in the South Philadelphia Stadium District and conveniently located off I-95 and I-76, the Live! the venue boasts over 200 luxury hotel rooms that are Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide, a Sportsbook and Lounge, over 2,000 slots and electronic table games, and 134 live action table games, including a dedicated poker room.

The series will see the return of live tournaments across three weekends of thrilling live poker and guarantees a $1 Million prize pool with the chance to buy in at three separate entry levels. US players will also be able to win their seats through online satellites on the PokerStars US sites.

Online Qualifiers

Events kick off on August 24th and run across the following three weekends right up to and including September 10th. See the dates you need to know below.

  • Weekend 1 (August 24- August 27): $550 buy-in/ $200k GTD​
  • Weekend 2 (August 31- September 4): $1,100 buy-in/ $300k GTD​
  • Weekend 3 (September 7- September 10): $2,200 buy-in/$500k GTD

For those that want to take part in the online qualifiers, these will be running across the New Jersey, Michigan and Pennsylvania sites.

There are also packages up for grabs and these include buy-in, travel, hotel, F&B and more and these will be available to play for from the end of July. The total value of the package is equal to the specific tournament buy-in plus an extra $1,700.

The Summer Series qualifier package includes:

  • Buy into the $550, $1,100, and $2,200 tournament
  • $700 expense money
  • Hotel accommodation for the winner and a guest in a luxury five-star hotel
  • Other unique experiences during the event

In all, there are a total of six packages that will be awarded many more seat-only qualifiers throughout the month of August, with online satellites starting at just $5.  

  • August 1 - August 21: $550 Seat Only Packages
  • August 7 - August 28: $1,100 Seat Only Packages
  • August 14 - September 7: $2,200 Seat Only Packages

PokerStars US Championship of Online Poker

Throughout the Summer Series, players will also have the chance to satellite into one of the most prestigious online poker tournament series in the US, the PokerStars US Championship of Online Poker (US COOP).

In 2022, the US COOP paid out more than $4.5 million in prize money and players can qualify for this year’s series through six qualifying events during the 2023 Summer Series at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia.

These qualifiers will add 20x $300 Main Event seats and four $2,500 High Roller seats to their respective prize pools.

Director of Poker Operations for Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia Anne Tran, said the following, “We are thrilled to welcome PokerStars to Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia and host the inaugural Summer Series. With a guaranteed $1 million prize pool and three different buy-in levels, the Summer Series is sure to bring players in from all over the country and we look forward to hosting them at our world-class property.”

PokerStars Ambassador Jennifer Shahade said "I am super excited about PokerStars Summer Series in my hometown of Philadelphia. It's great to see that there are so many ways to satellite in online at all buy-in levels and I look forward to meeting many of the qualifiers on the felt. See you in September!" 

Terry
2023-07-13 16:43:35

It’s a shame the UK and Europe have been excluded from these online satellites these look like great tournaments to be playing as pokerstars do out put on great live events all around the world at all levels at buy ins.

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