New Jersey Poker Players Ready to Compete in PokerStars Fall Fest

New Jersey Poker Players Ready to Compete in PokerStars Fall Fest
By Lou Monaco

A PokerStars fall event for New Jersey online poker players is about to begin.

PokerStars announced Wednesday the new poker series for players in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan. It starts on Nov. 20.

The New Jersey event will be called Fall Fest, as it will be in PA. Michigan will hold Fall Fest 50/50 — the first 50/50 tourney in the U.S., offering 50 events each with $50 buy-ins. The events in each state run from Nov. 20-29.

The prize pool in New Jersey is $400,000, while Pennsylvania has a $1 million pot, more than half of the nearly $2 million in guaranteed prize pools. Michigan’s prize pool is $500,000.

The New Jersey Fall Fest Main Event is scheduled for Nov. 28 and has a guaranteed prize pool of $75,000. The buy-in for the Main Event in New Jersey is $300.

How to Play in New Jersey

Players have a variety of ways to get involved in N.J. including:

  • Depositor freerolls: There are 50 Main Event seats worth $10,000 awarded in New Jersey. Players in New Jersey must deposit $30 or more and use the code “FALL21” to participate. It’s open from Nov. 10 to Nov. 28.
  • Second chance freerolls: Players who get knocked out of a Fall Fest tournament without making the money can participate in a second chance freeroll, where $1,000 worth of Fall Fest tickets will be offered. The event will host second chance freerolls daily from Nov. 21-28 in New Jersey.
  • Satellites: New Jersey online poker players can qualify for the poker series through $5 satellites.

New Jersey Classic Held in October

During October in N.J., PokerStars held the New Jersey Classic. The operator had similar online poker events in Pennsylvania — Pennsyl-MANIA — and Michigan — the Michigan Classic.

In addition to New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan, online poker is legal in Delaware, Nevada and West Virginia. Online casinos are also legal in N.J.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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