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Bigger prizes. More players. More games.

For PokerStars players in New Jersey and Michigan, there’s a big day coming up.

Today PokerStars is announcing plans to combine player pools between the two states. It means online poker fans in Michigan and New Jersey can now play together at PokerStars.

The big day will be Sunday January 1, 2023.

What a way to see in the New Year. And with a big tournament to go with it.

If you want the details of that you can scroll down for the details. But if you’re the type of player who likes the backstory as well, read on.


If you‚Äôve heard or seen the phrase ‚Äúshared liquidity‚ÄĚ in discussions about poker, then this is what it refers to.

Players in both states can expect more choice, more tournaments, more players, and bigger prizes as PokerStars becomes the first online poker site to announce ‚Äúshared liquidity‚ÄĚ in these states.

Or to put it another way, New Jersey and Michigan players are all part of one poker community.

And we’re pretty excited about it for the simple reason that it’s better for players.


‚ÄúMichigan and New Jersey joining forces is great news for our players in these two states, and poker, more generally, as it promises a better experience and even more value, all with the confidence provided by a trusted, licensed operator,‚ÄĚ said PokerStars US Managing Director, Severin Rasset.

‚ÄúOur community will experience more breadth and depth of games, more tournaments with bigger prizes to win, amped-up promotions, and more choice.‚ÄĚ

It also comes with the traditional online poker reason to celebrate.

‚ÄúTo kick start, we are offering generous guarantees on our debut multi-state tournaments, that will no doubt provide lots of value for those who take to the tables. We worked closely with the regulators of New Jersey and Michigan, and we hope that more will follow this great example.‚ÄĚ


And there‚Äôs more good news for players.  

As well as the benefits that come from bringing together players from Michigan and New Jersey on a shared platform, players can also enjoy the easy-to-use lobby.

This offers fast withdrawals and same day pay-outs, and the most generous rewards programme in the US poker market with ‚ÄėPokerStars Rewards‚Äô.

And it’s all backed by PokerStars’ leading security and gaming integrity.


Welcome back if you skipped the back story. Here’s where we talk about tournaments.

To celebrate the coming together of Michigan and New Jersey tables, and to ring in the New Year in style, we’re inviting players to kick off the shared action with two special tournaments, with a total of $150,000 guaranteed.

On January 1, 2023, at 18:00 ET, PokerStars will have its debut Michigan and New Jersey online tournament with a buy-in of $100, and $100,000 on the line.

We’re following that up with a special $50,000 guaranteed tournament.

This will have a buy-in of only $10, starting at 18:30 ET. That should provide a lot of New Year value for players taking part.

And you can register for both events from Tuesday December 27.

And remember, play Responsibly.

For more information on responsible gaming please visit our website at https://www.PokerStars.net/about/responsible-gaming/

21+. T&Cs apply. Must be located within PA, NJ or MI. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ/PA), 1-800-270-7117 (MI) for confidential help.

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