PokerStars PA Launches New Welcome Bonus Offering $50 in Free Play PokerStars PA Launches New Welcome Bonus Offering $50 in Free Play

Following on the recent change to their welcome offer in Michigan, PokerStars has decided to change its welcome bonus for online poker in Pennsylvania as well.

New players can now claim $50 in free funds as soon as they play a single real money cash hand, with a package made up of a mix of tournament tickets and Spin and Gos. The latter only went live in the market days ago.

The revamped deal from PokerStars PA comes as an upgrade to their long-standing freeplay bonus, which was worth only $30. So, for those who still do not have an account with the site, this is a great opportunity to get started on the right foot.

PokerStars PA: Pick one of two great welcome offers
Play one cash hand, Get $50!
  • Make any deposit to PokerStars PA
  • Play just one cash game hand at any stakes
  • Get a mix of Spin & Go and MTT tickets worth $50
Deposit match bonus up to $600!
  • Deposit $10 or more
  • Get a 100% match added to your bonus balance
  • The bonus is released in $10 increments

New Offer Coinciding with Spin & Go Launch

PokerStars has finally added Spin & Go tournaments to the PA client, allowing players in the Keystone State to enjoy this hugely popular format. The new welcome offer coincides with this change, so you could say that this is a celebration of sorts.

That said, the latest PokerStars welcome offers requires this format to be available, as the bonus focuses heavily on Spin & Go tickets. It is given to players in three increments, as follows:

  • Day 1: Two $5 Spin & Go tickets
  • Day 3: Two $5 Spin & Go tickets and one $10 tournament ticket
  • Day 5: Two $10 tournament tickets

The total value of the bonus is $50, but it is all tournament tickets, unlike the previous offer that included some free cash as well. Players who prefer cash games will need to first use their tickets and make money in one of the events they register for.

Still, it is a rather significant increase in straight-up value for those who prefer this option over the traditional 100% up to $600 offer, which remains available as well to new PokerStars PA players.

PokerStars PA: Key Facts
Freeplay bonus$50 in freeplay after playing one cash hand
Deposit match bonus100% up to $600 with code STARS600
AppsWindows, Mac, iOS and Android
Main highlightLeading poker operator in PA

Claiming the New PokerStars Welcome Bonus

Players looking to take advantage of this new bonus should have no problems doing so. There is no bonus code involved or the minimum deposit requirement. This makes the offer easier to claim and more valuable.

The procedure is very straightforward:

  • Make any deposit to PokerStars PA
  • Opt in via the Challenges window
  • Play one hand at any cash game table

After this, the promotion will be activated and you will find the first chest awaiting, containing your first day tickets. The second chest will appear on day three, and the final one will become available on the fifth day after claiming the bonus.

All funds won from Spin & Goes and scheduled tournaments are issued to players as real money, which means there are no wagering requirements or any other restrictions to worry about. You are free to use them on the site as you like or even withdraw them immediately.

What’s very important to keep in mind is that you’ll only have five days from opening the new account to claim this offer. If you do not opt in and play at least one cash hand within this time frame, the freeplay bonus will no longer be available.

Is PokerStars NJ Next?

With PokerStars PA and MI moving on to the new welcome bonus, PokerStars NJ is the only site in the US network to still feature the old $30 offer. It seems very likely that the operator will make the change in the Garden State in the near future as well.

Spin & Go tournaments have been alive in NJ for a long time, so there are no restrictions in that regard. The only question is, having operated in the state since 2016, does PokerStars see any value in changing the welcome offer at this point in time?

We will find out soon enough one way or another!