Despite the ravaging impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the world of online gambling has been finding ways to keep the fire burning. In Pennsylvania, the land-based gaming facilities have remained closed for a while but the online gambling operators have been hard at work striving to satisfy their growing customer bases. Hopefully, things return to normalcy soon and when that happens the online gaming operators should continue offering the top-notch services they have been offering over the past few months.
Poker enthusiasts and fans in Pennsylvania certainly were on Sunday, May 17, and on Monday, May 18 treated to what up until now is the biggest online poker tournament in the state. Pennsyl-MANIA, the tournament in question, has a guaranteed prize pool of a whopping $250,000. The only other tournament that came even close to this was the Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker $300 Main Event which had a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool with the winner walking away with $57,395.
Fun Ways to Participate
The buy-in for the tournament is $200 which might very high for some players. If you also think that it is too steep, PokerStars was kind enough to offer satellite events. These satellite events require a buy-in of only $20 which is certainly way more affordable for the vast majority of poker players in the states.
PokerStars also allowed re-entries during the first five hours of the first day of the tournament, May 17. The players would be able to re-enter the tournament as many as five times as the try their hand at making it all the way through the two-day tournament event.
In addition to all the fun and exciting action that the tournament will be offering, players will also have the opportunity to opt into a special promotion. This essentially means more bonuses and rewards to each and every participating player.
Setting the Standard in Pennsylvania
The online poker industry in the Keystone is arguably still in its infancy but it is safe to say that, since it came aboard, PokerStars has been working very hard to push it forward. Previous tournaments organized and hosted by the global poker operator have received a lot of attention in the state. Needless to say, this represents a great start for the poker market.
PokerStars’ business has been growing immensely across the United States thanks to its high-profile tournaments that are often graced by poker pros and celebrities. The operator is also known for contributing to good causes which have made it even more popular. That said, things are looking up for both PokerStars and the State of Pennsylvania.