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PSPC Online – The Largest Ever US Online Tournament Series at PokerStars
After the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) effectively snubbed out real money online poker in the United States, it’s always good to see progress being made and new milestones reached in bringing back the game to its traditional home.
In recent years the efforts of poker operators have seen tremendous moves forward, and PokerStars in particular deserve great credit for their contribution to providing US players with opportunities to enjoy one of the nation’s favourite pastimes.
To this end, PokerStars are starting 2023 with a bang by hosting their largest ever online poker tournament series in the United States, namely the PSPC Online, which will run from 13-30 January. While the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) that’s due to take place in the Bahamas this month has already proved a great success, not everyone can afford to pay the $25,000 buy-in for that particular event, so the idea behind PSPC Online is to provide an online series for US players that combines more affordable buy-ins with tasty prize pools.
Indeed, this is online poker history being made as it is the first multi-state online series for the recently combined player pool of Michigan and New Jersey – again, this is a worthy achievement in the context of online poker in the US. As for the numbers, there’ll be a guaranteed $2.5 million in prizes across 85 events.
But that’s not all! Players in Pennsylvania will also be able to get involved, too, thanks to PokerStars also laying on an additional series featuring 72 events and a total of $1.5 million in guaranteed prize money!
Something for All Bankrolls
True to form, PokerStars had the typical poker fan in mind when devising the PSPC Online series. First, not only is the buy-in for the $300,000 GTD Main Event $250, but there’s also a $50 buy-in Mini Main Event that will boast a juicy $75,000 guarantee. Meanwhile, there’s even something for those with bigger bankrolls in the form of a $2,500 buy-in High Roller Main Event that has a $125,000 guaranteed prize pool.
As well as these Main Events, other tournaments have buy-ins as low as $10, and don’t forget that there are satellites from just $1. It’s even possible to win Main Event seats via $2.50 buy-in Spin & Go specials!
Finally, topping up your account by depositing $50 and using the code “PSPC Online” gets a free ticket to a Depositor Freeroll on January 29, which also happens to be when the Main Events for both the Michigan and New Jersey player pool and Pennsylvania get underway.
Severin Rasset, PokerStars US Managing Director, had this to say about the PSPC Online series: “We’re 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 awarding our players in 2023 and beyond.”
Here’s to a great 2023 for poker fans in the US!
*Any mention of a bonus or discussion of such terms is not in relation to the province of Ontario.