Pennsyl-MANIA from PokerStars Makes its Return on Oct. 24

Pennsyl-MANIA from PokerStars Makes its Return on Oct. 24

Pennsylvania PokerStars players will get the chance to take part in Pennsyl-MANIA, an online poker event, this month.

PA online casino players will be able to take part in the event along with poker players in Michigan and New Jersey.

Like the Michigan and New Jersey classics, Pennsyl-MANIA has a $300 buy-in and begins Oct. 24. The Pennsylvania event offers a guaranteed $350,000 prize pool. The guarantee in Michigan is $250,000. It’s $100,000 in New Jersey.

Online poker satellite tournaments, with entry from just, $15 began Tuesday. Players can win their way to the events through $3 Spin & Go’s; by depositing $30 to win entry to a depositor freeroll on Oct. 24, with $15,000 in seats up for grabs; or through a $300 deposit match offer also awarding tickets (Oct. 12-19 in Pennsylvania and Oct. 12-13 in Michigan and New Jersey).

Pennsyl-MANIA, in addition to the New Jersey and Michigan events, follows the PokerStars Championship of Online Poker in those three states; a combined $5.27 million was awarded to players in that event.

The Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker (PACOOP) from PokerStars began Sept. 10 and ran through Sept. 27. It had a guaranteed prize pool of $2 million prize pool over at least 65 events for PA gamblers.

Other PA PokerStars Events

Other PokerStars events included the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker that began Aug. 22 and ran through Sept. 15 in the Keystone State. It featured a $100 million guarantee, the largest in the series. In Pennsylvania, PokerStars also held a big Summer Stacks event during June.

Pennsylvania was the fourth state to legalize online poker after Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey. Pennsylvania does not allow for interstate poker play.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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