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August 2023 sees the return of PokerStars US live events

PokerStars US live events are making an emphatic return in August with the Summer Series at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia.

The inaugural PokerStars Summer Series will run over three weekends full of thrilling poker action with $1 million guaranteed in prizes and three Main Events at different buy-in tiers, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

It all kicks off on August 24, 2023, and runs across the following three weekends up to September 10, 2023.

  • Weekend 1 (August 24- August 27): $550 buy-in, $200K GTD
  • Weekend 2 (August 31- September 4): $1,100 buy-in, $300K GTD
  • Weekend 3 (September 7- September 10): $2,200 buy-in, $500K GTD

But that’s not all there is on the Summer Series agenda. With 27 events in total across the series, there’s plenty of poker to sink your teeth into each weekend.

“We are thrilled to welcome PokerStars to Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia and host the inaugural Summer Series,” said Anne Tran, Director of Poker Operations for Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. “With a guaranteed $1 million prize pool and three different buy-in levels, the Summer Series is sure to bring players in from all over the country and we look forward to hosting them at our world-class property.” 

PokerStars Ambassador Jennifer Shahade said “I am super excited about PokerStars Summer Series in my hometown of Philadelphia. It’s great to see that there are so many ways to satellite in online at all buy-in levels and I look forward to meeting many of the qualifiers on the felt. See you in September!”

The Summer Series takes place in Shahade’s hometown




Moreover, players can book their seats (and a lot more!) for cheap online via satellites on the PokerStars US sites. Online qualifiers will run across the New Jersey/Michigan and Pennsylvania sites from the end of July onwards.

Full packages will be up for grabs, consisting of tournament buy-ins, travel expenses, hotel, food and beverages, and more. The total value of each package is equal to the tournament buy-in, plus $1,700.

The Summer Series qualifier package includes: 

  • Buy-in to the $550, $1,100, $2,200 tournament
  • $700 expense money
  • Hotel accommodation for the winner and a guest in a luxury 5-star hotel
  • Other unique experiences during the event

A total of six packages will be awarded plus many more seat-only qualifiers throughout the month of August, with online satellites starting at just $5.  

  • August 1 – August 21: $550 Seat Only Packages
  • August 7 – August 28: $1,100 Seat Only Packages
  • August 14 – September 7: $2,200 Seat Only Packages

Stay tuned for more announcements of future PokerStars US live events.


During Summer Series, players also have the opportunity to satellite into the PokerStars US Championship of Online Poker (US COOP), one of the most prestigious online poker tournament series in the US. The series awarded more than $4.5 million in prize money in 2022 alone!

Six qualifying events for US COOP will run during the Summer Series at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, each with 20 Main Event seats worth $300 and four $2,500 High Roller seats added to their respective prize pools.

So even if you don’t cash in a live event this time around, you could still leave a winner.

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