Online poker hasn’t yet officially come to Pennsylvania, but players got a sneak peek of what to look forward to from the website that is expected to star in the fledgling industry. PokerFuse provided a look at the tentative weekly schedule for PokerStars PA, which is currently in its private testing stage. The online poker giant is expected to be the first online poker room to go live in Pennsylvania, and players will be able to enjoy similar tournaments to those that are offered to fellow-poker fans in New Jersey.
What is clear from the schedule is that the guarantees for the MTTs are shown to be higher than the New Jersey site – completely understandable when we consider the fact that the Keystone State has a population larger in number than Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey combined. Another difference seen is that the buy-ins are cheaper than those paid by New Jersey players.
The schedule shows that PokerStars Pennsylvania will run five major Sunday tournaments, with a combined prize pool of over $57,000.
Other highlights of the draft tournament include:
- Dozens of daily tournament with guarantees of up to $30K.
- Tournament buy-ins will range from $2 to $250
- MTTs range from Progressive Knockout tournaments to rebuys, time tournaments, turbos, hypers and Pot Limit Omaha MTTs, as well as Moonlight Express tournaments that run precisely at midnight.
- Six daily major tournaments besides those on Sundays, with buy-ins costing up to $200.
- Zoom and other niche tournaments are noticeably missing from the draft.
PokerStars has not confirmed the information published by various media outlets regarding its draft tournament schedule.
In the meantime, it was reported by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board that the state’s three licensed online casino sites generated a combined income of $3.43 million in August.
Pennsylvania’s sportsbooks handled a combined total of $109 million in wagers in August.