PA PokerStars Summer Stacks Festival Set to Begin June 12

PA PokerStars Summer Stacks Festival Set to Begin June 12

On the heels of its successful spring tournament in Pennsylvania, PokerStars PA is bringing a summer online poker tournament to Pennsylvania and two other states.

The PokerStars’ summer event — Summer Stacks Festival — will have tournaments in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan. Summer Stacks is expected to attract more casual players with relatively modest buy-ins. Each state series will culminate with a Main Event that offers a big payday.

It will run as independent tourney series in each state and be held June 12-28. The Summer Stacks comes on the heels of PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) that also ran in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan.

The PokerStars’ Pennsylvania summer event will give recreational online poker players a number of opportunities because of low buy-ins and convenient formats. There will be 100 events with buy-ins of $100 or less and the series will also include shorter events, such as turbos. There will also be chances to participate for free.

The total guaranteed prize pool in Pennsylvania for the summer series will be $1 million.

PA Main Events

The Summer Stacks Festival in Pennsylvania has a two-day Main Event tournament with a $100 buy-in. It begins June 27. The Main Event guaranteed prize pool for Pennsylvania will be $100,000.

A PokerStars giveaway of $10,000 worth of Main Event tickets in a daily Depositor Freeroll is also available. To receive a freeroll ticket, players must deposit $30 with bonus code SUMMER21. If a player gets knocked out of any Summer Stacks tournament before reaching the money, they can get back in through daily Second Chance Freerolls, where $10,000 worth of Summer Stacks tournament tickets will be awarded.


The spring series featured two firsts for PokerStars in Pennsylvania. It was the state’s first three-tier series, consisting of High, Medium and Low buy-in tournaments, as well as the first time PokerStars had run a $2,000 buy-in High Roller event.

The 41-event series had more than 47,000 entries and finished with a total prize pool of $2,642,485. That was 30% above the original series guarantee of $2 million.

The two-day Main Event High, which ended May 3, attracted 1,015 entries and resulted in a prize pool of $284,200 — more than the initial $200,000 guaranteed prize pool. ”Kingboss93” took home a $46,410 first-place prize.



A longtime reporter and editor who began writing on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened, Bill covered the world Series of Poker and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for a decade.

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