Sometimes, good fortune comes because of who you know. USPoker is proud to offer readers an exclusive chance to win a fantastic package of PokerStars swag, valued at $650.
The bag of goodies comes as part of PokerStars NJ‘s celebration of its Winter Series. One lucky USPoker fan will play the Main Event of the series in style next week.
What’s in the Winter Series pack, and how do I win it?
If you’re still reading, you’re probably wondering what a $650 PokerStars package looks like. The most important part of the prize is a $400 ticket to enter the Winter Series Main Event on Jan. 20.
The other contents of the poker pack are as follows:
- PokerStars-branded Hugo Boss hoodie and sweatpants
- Thermal travel mug
- Sports bag
So, one lucky USPoker reader is going to have a chance at a prize pool worth at least $80,000. PokerStars is also making sure that the winner will stay warm while they play. We will ship it to anywhere that delivery is less than $50.
Here is how you can win:
- First, you have to have an account at PokerStars in New Jersey. If you have one, great. If you don’t, sign up to get one here.
- Share this story on Twitter and follow and tag our Twitter account (@USPoker) in your tweet.
- We’ll pick a random winner by Jan. 15. You must follow the @USPoker Twitter account so we can send you a direct message. (You will need to give us your Stars ID, address, email and telephone number if you win.)
The Winter Series is worthy of attention even if you don’t win
Even if you don’t win the Poker Pack, the PokerStars NJ Winter Series is a worthwhile endeavor on its own merits. Players will compete in 15 tournaments for more than $300,000 in guaranteed prize pools.
The Series will run Jan. 13 – Jan. 20. Players will play for prizepools that are no less than $7,000, and culminate with three tournaments on Jan. 20 that carry combined guarantees of $106,000.
The first major tournament to run will be Event #2. This event, a Sunday Special that will run on Jan. 13, features a $200 buy-in and a whopping $40,000 prize pool.
For players who want a more exclusive event, the High Roller tournament will occur two days later on Jan. 15. The event, which promises at least $25,000 up for grabs, comes with a $1,000 buy-in. So, players in this tournament will not have to fade much action to reach the pay window.
The Main Event is certainly the prize tournament of the lot, though. A no-limit hold’em tournament with $80,000 on the line and a relatively modest $400 buy-in means that there will be plenty of runners for this race.
The games selected for this series will mostly rotate through various incarnations of Texas Hold’em. However, events No. 9 and No. 15 are both pot-limit Omaha tournaments. Even more unusually, Event No. 15 is a five-card PLO tournament — a game colloquially known as “Big O.”
Finally, any player who busts out of the money in a Winter Series tournament will receive a voucher for a Second Chance All-In Shootout. These tickets will allow players to enter a freeroll with at least $1,500 in Winter Series tickets up for grabs. So, all is not lost for players who strike out in their initial entries.
How to qualify for the Main Event if you don’t get the Winter Series Poker Pack
Of course, only one lucky reader will get a free pass into the Main Event. For the rest, the easiest way to gain entry is to plunk down $400 and take a seat.
However, for those who don’t want to come that far out of pocket, there are a couple of ways that players can punch their tickets. The first way to do so is through the Main Event Depositor Freeroll.
Players can gain entry to this special freeroll by using the promotional code WINTER to deposit $30 or more. Players must make their deposit prior to 14:59 ET on Jan. 20.
The freeroll will commence at 3 p.m. on Jan. 20. The last 25 players with chips will receive $400 tickets to the Main Event.
Players can also qualify through a special set of $2.50 Spin & Go tournaments. A few lucky players will only need to defeat two other contestants to receive a Main Event voucher.
Long story short, PokerStars NJ is offering thousands of reasons for players to stay inside this winter. Bundle up, and get in on the Winter Series!