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PokerStars to host blackjack tournament at PCA

21 Dec 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The first blackjack tournament to be held at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure will take place on Jan. 8, 2015, and will be run by Atlantis at Paradise Island Resort and Casino and sponsored by PokerStars.com, an Amaya Inc. brand.

This is the first time players will be able to compete against each other in a live blackjack tournament supported by PokerStars.

Key event details
· Event name: PokerStars Casino $100,000 Blackjack Tournament
· Date: Jan. 8, 2016
· Time: 2 p.m.
· Buy-in: $500
· Prize pool guarantee: $100,000, plus added PCA Main Event package
· Maximum players: 216
· Location: Atlantis at Paradise Island Resort and Casino, Bahamas

"We are very excited to host our first ever live blackjack tournament," said Edgar Stuchly, PokerStars' director of live events. "Blackjack players are used to pitting themselves against the house, but they will now be able to pit themselves against other players in a $100,000 guaranteed blackjack tournament."

The blackjack tournament will be conducted in a shootout format, with six players assigned to each blackjack table with 15 blackjack hands played. The winner of each first-round table will progress to the second round and win a minimum of $1,000.

The second round will feature six tables, each with six players. The third round will be the final table, with the six players battling for the remaining prize pool of around $70,000, plus a PCA Main Event package added by PokerStars.
 
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