WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – SEPTEMBER 29
The guaranteed prize pool for the PokerStars New Jersey World Championship of Online Poker 2016. NJCOOP kicks off on October 15 and will run until October 31. The schedule features 43 events with entry fees ranging from $15 to $1,000.
More info: http://psta.rs/2cKs9J2
To be given away by PokerStars in the second $1 Million Freeroll, this is set to take place on Sunday, October 9 at 12.04 ET. Players can win their seat through a daily All-in Shootout Qualifier. Click the link below for more details.
More info: http://psta.rs/2drcKA0
First prize won by the LAPT9 Uruguay Main Event champion, Pedro Claus, from Argentina. Claus topped a field of 438 players to claim the title and $90,630 in prize money from the $571,590 prize pool.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/2cB53kW
The amount won by Team PokerStars Pro, Daniel Negreanu in the WCOOP $2,100 HORSE championship. Negreanu beat online phenom Viktor Blom to first place. Negreanu has done it all in the world of poker and now he adds a WCOOP title to his credentials along with $61,865.47 in prize money.
More info: http://psta.rs/2cUXHcN
The amount players can now win every day with PokerStars new CardMatch promotion. CardMatch is a new-look game that appears on regular Zoom poker tables. Once a player has opted in for CardMatch, they’ll be given a Game Card to use featuring 10 slots. Once the player matches any five slots with their winning hole cards during their Zoom poker session they’ll be a winner.
More info: http://psta.rs/2dqF2L3
The number of new US sports markets added to the BetStars offering. This includes National Football League, College Football and Major League Baseball. BetStars customers will be able to bet on all 267 NFL regular season and playoff matches in-play this season, including Super Bowl LI in Houston on Sunday, February 5, 2017.
More info: http://psta.rs/1kLkdYz
Episode number of this week’s EPT Not Live podcast, which is now available to stream or download.
This week Joe Stapleton and James Hartigan interview Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin. Robert Adams tests his knowledge of vintage video in a round of ‘Superfan vs Stapes’.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
PokerStars and leading men’s health charity Prostate Cancer UK are joining forces for a special one-night event in a bid to raise awareness and funds to help beat prostate cancer. Lads Night In will take place on Friday, October 21, 2016, and is aimed at bringing friends in the UK and Isle of Man together to hold a poker home game and help raise money for a great cause while having fun. Participants are encouraged to donate the prize pool from their home game to Prostate Cancer UK.
Sign up here: www.prostatecanceruk.org/ladsnightin
More info: http://psta.rs/2djQB1s
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The PokerStars European Poker Tour makes its second stop of Season 13 in Malta. The event will be held at the Portomaso Casino and runs October 18-29, 2016.