PokerStars Bringing Fall Fest Event to Pennsylvania Poker Players

PokerStars Bringing Fall Fest Event to Pennsylvania Poker Players

A new fall series for Pennsylvania online poker players is set to begin.

PokerStars announced Wednesday the new poker series for players in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan starting on Nov. 20.

The event will be called Fall Fest, as it will be in New Jersey. Michigan will hold a version called Fall Fest 50/50 — the first 50/50 tourney in the U.S. and it will be offering 50 events each with $50 buy-ins. The events in each state run from Nov. 20-29.

The prize pool in Pennsylvania is $1 million, more than half of the nearly $2 million in guaranteed prize pools. Michigan’s prize pool is $500,000, while New Jersey will have $400,000 available.

The Main Event in Pennsylvania is set for Nov. 28 and has a guaranteed prize pool of $150,000. The buy-in Main Event in PA is $200.

How to Play in PA

Players have a variety of ways to get involved in PA including:

  • Depositor freerolls: There are 50 Main Event seats worth $10,000 awarded in Pennsylvania To get involved, Players in PA must deposit $30 or more and use the code “FALL21.” It’s open from Nov. 10 to Nov. 28.
  • Second chance freerolls: If players are knocked out of a Fall Fest tournament without making the money, they can try a second chance freeroll, where $1,000 worth of Fall Fest tickets will be available. The event will host second chance freerolls every day from Nov. 21-28 in Pennsylvania.
  • Satellites: Players in Pennsylvana can qualify for the series through $5 satellites.

Pennsyl-MANIA Held in October

During October in PA, PokerStars held Pennsyl-MANIA. It had similar online poker events in Michigan — the Michigan Classic and New Jersey — the New Jersey Classic.

In addition to poker, PokerStars online casino is available in Pennsylvania. In addition to PA, New Jersey and Michigan, online poker is legal in Delaware, Nevada and West Virginia.



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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