Golden Ticket: PokerStars Adds More Online Platinum Pass Winning Opportunities for US Players as PSPC Approaches

November 7, 2022
Golden Ticket: PokerStars Adds More Online Platinum Pass Winning Opportunities for US Players as PSPC Approaches

The Platinum Pass opportunities keep coming for US online poker players. PokerStars announced even more opportunities to win one of the coveted prizes on Friday for players in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Michigan.

A pass guarantees a player a complete $30,000 tournament package to the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC). Online players can now win a pass through special Golden Ticket freerolls and PokerStars Fall Fest series.

The PSPC is set for Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 at the Baha Mar Resort in the Bahamas. The event is expected to be one of the biggest events on the 2023 poker calendar.

Winning via PokerStars Golden Ticket freerolls

The Golden Ticket promotion is already underway in legalized PokerStars online poker markets. The events award three Platinum Passes, one in each state, through special freerolls set for Nov. 8.

Players must opt in to the promotion and play one hand of poker with a minimum buy-in of $1. They’ll then receive a chest with a mystery prize, which may contain a ticket to the Golden Ticket freeroll.

Players can opt in every day until Nov. 7 to be in with the chance to win a freeroll ticket.

More passes up for grabs in Fall Fest

Along with the freerolls, one more Platinum Pass will be awarded in each state in the upcoming Fall Fest. A total of three will be shipped in the series leaderboards from Nov. 11-28. The regular Fall Fest series returns for its second year soon, running Nov. 18-28.

The 120-event series features a total guarantee of $2 million across the three states including:


The $200 Main Events get underway on Nov. 27. The tournament features a $150,000 guarantee in Pennsylvania, $100,000 in Michigan, and $50,000 in New Jersey.

Event buy-ins start at just $5. Players can win their way into the series via satellites starting at just $1. Those qualifiers kick off on Nov. 11.

Fall Fest leaderboards will see the top 500 (PA), 300 (MI) and 200 (NJ) players earn a spot in a freeroll on Nov. 29. The winners of these events take home the Platinum Passes.

Latest US Platinum Pass winners

Road to PSPC Pittsburgh winner Nicholas Immekus. (photo courtesy PokerStars)

The Golden Ticket and Fall Fest Pass winners join a host of online and live winners from the US. Some of those include the three recent October leaderboard winners.

Nicholas Immekus also won a pass via the Road to PSPC event recently at Live! Casino Pittsburgh. He topped a field of 420 to win the prize along with $22,727. Here’s a look at recent winners: 

  • Beanzo1985” – October leaderboard, Pennsylvania
  • GiLU93” – October leaderboard, Michigan
  • PoGoat7” – October leaderboard, New Jersey
  • Nicholas Immekus – Road to PSPC Pittsburgh

What comes with a Platinum Pass?

A Platinum Pass has once again become one of the biggest prizes in poker. Here’s exactly what players win with a Platinum Pass:

  • $25,000 PSPC buy-in
  • six nights hotel accommodations for each winner and a guest in a five-star hotel
  • flights and airport transfers
  • $1,900 in spending money
  • unique Platinum Pass winner experiences during the event

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