PokerStars New Live Series Tournament Megastack Set for New Jersey Debut
Following a successful European launch, the PokerStars new Megastack live tournament series is set to hit the North American market.
Megastack even was originally launched in April in the UK at the Hippodrome Casino and will now go live in New Jersey in October, it was announced this week. The UK launch attracted double the normal number of players with more than 520 entries and the positive influx of players is expected for the US unveil as well.
The US launch is scheduled for 6 October and the two-day event will have a $200,000 guaranteed. The US Megastack will debut with the £220 Sunday Special Live at Resorts Casino Hotel in New Jersey.
The Sunday Special Live in New Jersey is a section of PokerStars’ Megastack schedule aimed towards the promotion of a championship-like structure to low buy-in tournament events in selected local markets on a global scale.
Prior to arriving in the US in the fall, Megastack is scheduled to complete its European tour.
First up were almost simultaneous Megastack France and Malta events in Casino Gujan-Mestras (28 Jun to 2 July) and Casino Portamaso (29 June to 2 July), respectively.
The French adventure is a three-event tournament with the second to be played from 5 to 10 September in Casino La Grande Motte, which will be a $100,000 guarantee.
Additionally, Megastack returns to France in December for a $40,000 guaranteed Casino Partouche event.
Having been rolled out in the UK and Ireland, PokerStars Megastack will be returning to London and Ireland with a couple of tournaments throughout the summer and fall, all of which will be up to $50,000 guaranteed at a $170 buy-ins.