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PokerStars Megastack to debut in New Jersey

10 Jul 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- PokerStars' popular new live poker tournament series Megastack is coming to New Jersey after a successful debut in Europe, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. brand, announced today. The Sunday Special Live is a part of the brand's Megastack schedule and brings a Championship-like structure to low buy-in tournament events in select local markets around the world.

The series, which launched in the U.K. in The Hippodrome Casino in April, attracting twice the normal field at over 520 entries, will now expand its new live tournament series aimed at recreational players to New Jersey from 6-8 October, with over $100,000 guaranteed. The U.S. Megastack will debut in the Garden State with the $220 Sunday Special Live at Resorts Casino Hotel, New Jersey. The Sunday Special Live name originates from PokerStars New Jersey most popular weekly tournament, the Sunday Special, which has the highest guarantee ($50,000) of all the Sunday Majors.

"We are excited to host the first-ever Sunday Special Live New Jersey, and we look forward to welcoming players to the property for an exciting gaming experience," said Mark Giannantonio, President and CEO of Resorts Casino Hotel.

"PokerStars Megastack is the perfect opportunity for players to enjoy a great live poker experience at an affordable buy-in to see if they can turn a Megastack into a mega prize," said Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker. "Players can expect an awesome poker experience and, more importantly, get together with friends to play poker while having fun."

PokerStars Megastack events offer a space for players to get comfortable at the tables and hone their skills without breaking the bank. Each event is designed to suit a variety of work/life balances and keep players entertained over three action-packed days. The series is designed to bring live poker to players' doorsteps at a low buy-in level, to create an exceptional live poker experience and to offer players a platform to build their poker career on, towards competing in PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival events. These new additions to the series further demonstrate PokerStars' commitment to growing the game locally and investing in local poker communities.

Online route to live poker at Atlantic City
The expansion of the new series ensures players of all levels can experience all the thrills and excitement of a PokerStars-sponsored live event in their own back yard. Further information to come on how to qualify for as little as $0.50 for the Sunday Special Live event.

New Jersey chapter of Autism Speaks
Following the New Jersey Sunday Special Live event, the New Jersey Chapter of Autism Speaks will host the Chip In for Autism live event, in association with PokerStars, at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on 21 October 2017. The event will honor Kerry Magro and Bill and Michele Sorvino for their dedication and commitment to Autism Speaks. The event will feature a grand cocktail reception, open bar, raffle, poker and casino style table games. The top poker winners will have the opportunity to win the latest technology products like smartphones, virtual reality devices, smartwatches, tablets and more. To reserve your tickets, please register at the website.

Further information on Sunday Special Live New Jersey can be found here and on the PokerStars blog.
 
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