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The largest weekly guarantee for Michigan and New Jersey poker players is now on PokerStars, following an announcement made today.

Players in the Michigan and New Jersey shared player pool will now be able to play for a slice of a guaranteed $1 million prize pool every week – the largest weekly guarantee. That’s across a packed schedule of daily and nightly tournaments.


There’s an attractive variety of daily tournament for players, with buy-ins starting at $5 and ranging up to $250.

There will also be reoccurring nightly tournaments ranging from the $25 – $50 buy-in level.

The new guaranteed prize pool gives the PokerStars community even more rewards and games every day.

Since shared liquidity was announced on January 1, players have been enjoying PokerStars US’ largest guarantees to date.

With more players, more tournaments and bigger prizes, the excitement will continue to increase.


It’s not just players in Michigan and New Jersey who get to enjoy these increases.

Players in Pennsylvania will play for a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool with the same tournament structure, except for the start time of Nightly Stars which will be 6:30 for PA. 

Here’s a look at those start times.  

  • Reoccurring nightly tournaments:
    • 6:00pm Mini Nightly Stars ($25)
    • 7:00pm – Nightly Stars ($50)
    • 7:00pm – Nightly Stars Knockout ($50)
  • Weekly Tournaments:
    • Sunday: Sunday Special
    • Monday: Battle Royale
    • Tuesday: Super Tuesday
    • Wednesday: Wednesday Storm
    • Thursday: Thursday Thrill
    • Friday: Friday Night Fight
    • Saturday: Deep Stack Saturday

“We are excited to announce that we will be guaranteeing $1 million per week across our tournaments for our shared Michigan and New Jersey pool, said Severin Rasset, Managing Director for PokerStars in the US.

“The combined liquidity of NJ & MI enables us to reinforce our weekly schedule with more tournaments available every day, a wider variety of buy-ins, bigger guarantee and giving our players the best available in the market”.

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