- PokerStars Ontario is hosting satellite tournaments to win all-expenses-paid packages to the Summer Series Main Event in Philadelphia.
- The Summer Series at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia begins on August 24, and the Main Event is scheduled for September 7-10.
- The packages, worth a total of $5300, are awarded through PokerStars Ontario, providing access to the $500k guaranteed Main Event.
- PokerStars launches its first live tournament poker series on US soil in six years, with Philadelphia as the venue.
- The Summer Series will give away one million dollars through the three Main Events, scheduled for three consecutive weekends.
- PokerStars Ontario’s satellite tournaments offer players the chance to win Summer Series packages worth $5300, covering the entry fee, travel, and accommodation costs.
The long-awaited US return of PokerStars LIVE is coming up as the Summer Series at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia kicks off on August 24, with the Main Event scheduled for the weekend of September 7-10.
Three consecutive weekends of live poker tournament action guarantee plenty of excitement, and players of online poker in Ontario can now win Summer Series’ Main Event seats through the* PokerStars Ontario app and desktop platform.
Packages worth a total of $5300 are awarded through PokerStars Ontario, and with buy-ins as low as $2, all players on the platform now have a fair chance to win seats for the $500k guaranteed Main Event.
Online satellites at PokerStars Ontario are already underway, and you can head on over, sign up with PokerStars, and start playing for your seats right now, or keep reading to find out more about Summer Series at Live! and the satellite options currently available.
Inaugural Summer Series at Live! Kicks Off Next Weekend
Online poker in the US is gradually expanding, and PokerStars has been one of the top operators fueling the expansion and bringing online poker to all the states where it’s legally possible.
Now, the PokerStars US app has decided to try and replicate the success of its international tours like the European Poker Tour (EPT), UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT), and Estrellas Poker Tour (ESPT) and launch a live tournament poker series on US soil for the first time in six years, with Philadelphia selected as the venue for the first Summer Series.
The popular Live! Casino & Hotel in Philly will play host to the Summer Series for three consecutive weekends, with a number of events on the schedule each week.
The three Main Events of the Summer Series alone will guarantee a cool $1,000,000 in prize money, with the following distribution:
- First Weekend (August 24 – 27): $550 Buy-in – $200,000 Guaranteed
- Second Weekend (August 31 – September 4): $1,100 Buy-in – $300,000 Guaranteed
- Third Weekend (September 7 – 10): $2,200 Buy-in – $500,000 Guaranteed
The Summer Series will give away one million dollars through the three Main Events, scheduled for three consecutive weekends, closing out the summer of 2023 with a bang.
Players from across Pennsylvania, surrounding states like New York and New Jersey, and those from neighboring Canada are expected to attend in great numbers, and it would not be a surprise to see the guarantees for these Main Events smashed out of the ballpark.
PokerStars Ontario Is Sending Players to Philly
It is an exciting time for poker players in Ontario, as this is the first opportunity they have to win a live tournament seat at PokerStars Ontario for an event that’s just a short flight or a fun road trip away.
PokerStars is running a series of satellite tournaments on its Ontario online platform, with the winners receiving Summer Series packages worth $5300, which cover both the entry fee for the $2200 Main Event as well as travel and accommodation costs.
The packages are worth $5300 and are awarded via $50 direct satellites, which run on Sundays leading up to the big event. They can be bought into directly or qualified for via a series of lower buy-in qualifiers.
Three options are available to players looking to qualify for the $50 direct satellites, with $2+R satellites, $3 Turbo satellites, and $5 Regular Speed satellites all available.
Whether you buy-in directly or win a seat into the $50 direct satellite, you will be playing for at least one package, which PokerStars guarantees, and potentially further packages or cash rewards if more entries are made into the satellites than needed for a single package.
The next direct satellites for Summer Series at Live! will be available at PokerStars Ontario on August 20, August 27, and September 3, so head on over today, sign up for an account, and find your best path to play in the first PokerStars-sponsored event on US soil.
Live PokerStars Events Finally Return to America
With PokerStars now present in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, it was only a matter of time before live PokerStars LIVE tours would return to the States as well, and that day has finally come.
With the Summer Series in Philadelphia being the first PokerStars live poker event in the US in years, we will hopefully see plenty more live action in the States hosted by PokerStars in the months and years to come, pending the successful completion of its big comeback event.
If you live in Ontario, download the PokerStars Ontario app to your devices, get ready to win your seat, and enjoy a short trip to play poker live in one of the top casinos in the US this September.
The list of qualifiers for the event is long, and you could win your $5300 package for as little as $2 in investment, making this a shot every Ontarian poker fan should consider taking.