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Resorts Casino to host first ever New Jersey Sunday Special Live

We have another first to report. PokerStars’ popular new live poker tournament series MEGASTACK is coming to New Jersey after a successful debut in Europe. The Sunday Special Live is a part of the brand’s MEGASTACK schedule and brings a Championship-like structure to low buy-in tournament events in in select local markets around the world.

MEGASTACKS is one of those tournament series that it’s hard not to like.

It launched in the UK back in April and attracted more than 520 entries right away. What’s the appeal? Well MEGASTACK is perfect for any player looking to play deep stacked poker, with a great structure and prizepool, without having to pay a buy-in way beyond their bank roll.

So building on the success of the UK event we’re now taking MEGASTACK to players in New Jersey, from October 6-8. What’s more there’s more than $100,000 guaranteed.


The U.S. MEGASTACK will debut in the Garden State with the $220 Sunday Special Live at Resorts Casino, New Jersey. The Sunday Special Live name originates from most popular weekly tournament, the Sunday Special, which has the highest guarantee ($50,000) of all the Sunday Majors.

“PokerStars MEGASTACK is the perfect opportunity for players to enjoy a great poker experience at an affordable buy-in to see if they can turn a MEGASTACK into a mega prize.” said Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker. “Players can expect an awesome poker experience and more importantly get together with friends to play poker while having fun.”

As well as being affordable events, MEGASTACK tournaments offer a chance for players to get comfortable at the tables. Not only that but they’re designed to fit a variety of work/life balances over three days of poker. You can play AND keep your day job, while taking advantage of a great platofm on which to advance your game. You might not be ready for a PokerStars Championship or Festival, but MEGASTACK events are the perfect preparation for that step up.

These new additions to the series further demonstrate PokerStars’ commitment to growing the game locally and investing in local poker communities. In short we want all players, regardless of their level of experience, to be able to enjoy PokerStars-sponsored live events. And just as online qualification is one route to our biggest events, they’ll also be more information on the way on how to qualify for the Sunday Special Live event from as little as $0.50.

In addition to the poker…

Following the New Jersey Sunday Special Live event, the New Jersey Chapter of Autism Speaks will host the Chip In for Autism event at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on October 21, 2017.

The event will honor Kerry Magro and Bill and Michele Sorvino for their dedication and commitment to Autism Speaks. The event will feature a grand cocktail reception, open bar, raffle, poker, and casino style table games. The top poker winners will have the opportunity to win the latest technology products like smartphones, virtual reality devices, smartwatches, tablets and more. To reserve your tickets, please register at

Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley. What did you think about this post? Let us know on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.

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