PokerStars Festival New Jersey


New Jersey, get ready! The PokerStars Festival experience is set to debut in Atlantic City, October 29-November 6, 2016.

Held in partnership with Resorts Casino Hotel, situated on the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, you won’t want to miss the first PokerStars-sponsored live event ever held in New Jersey, and the chance to enjoy an unforgettable gaming experience in the city they call ‘ America’s Playground’.

Key Dates & Event Info

  • PokerStars Cup - October 30-31 ($300+$40)
  • PokerStars Festival Main Event - November 1-5 ($1,000+$100)
  • PokerStars Festival High Roller - November 4-5 ($2,000 + $200)
  • PokerStars Open - November 4-6 ($200+$30)
  • StarsFun Skills Zone – October 31 – November 4
  • StarsFun Casino Festival – October 30 – November 6

Resorts Casino Hotel
1133 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Dress code:  Smart casual (sportswear is allowed)

Minimum age:  21 years+

NB:  Must bring a valid government issued ID to participate


Click here to download the full StarsFun schedule.

Building on the success of StarsFun activities hosted at previous live events worldwide, we’re taking things to the next level in New Jersey with the addition of our StarsFun Skills Zone, inside the Atlantic Ballroom, October 31-November 4.

Headline events include our Miniature Golf Hole-in-One Progressive, Hoops Fever Progressive and Pinball Progressive, each carrying cash prize pools. We’ll also have a selection of free-play games on hand including table tennis, air hockey, foosball, cornhole and darts.

Feeling lucky? Festival attendees will also get a first look at our brand new PokerStars Casino Festival events, featuring an innovative take on traditional blackjack, roulette, video poker and slot tournaments.

For more information about StarsFun activities, please contact


The ‘Onlive’ Freeroll on Saturday, October 29 is your chance to win one of five free PokerStars Festival New Jersey Main Event seats (worth $1,100 each).

To play in the unique Onlive Freeroll you must:

  • Have a valid/active PokerStarsNJ account
  • Sign up for a PSLive Card
    • Players who already have PSLive cards are also eligible; just make sure to bring it with you the night of the Freeroll, or request a new card from our on-site registrations team
  • Be physically present at Resorts Casino Hotel to both play and win.
  • Bring a mobile device or laptop pre-installed with PokerStarsNJ software
    • Please Note: we will not provide gameplay devices on site!  You must bring your own to participate

Stop by the Ocean Ballroom any time between 19:00-21:00 ET to collect your new PSLive Card. The Freeroll will be played inside the Atlantic Conference Room, starting promptly at 20:00 ET, so get there early to register and set up your grind station for the evening. Complimentary food and beverages will be available from 19:00-21:00 ET.


Thursday, November 3

Resorts Casino Hotel – Ocean Ballroom

19:00 ET: cocktail reception

20:00 ET: tournament

Hosted by Daniel Negreanu, with a $200 buy-in and unlimited $100 re-entries, 50% of the prize pool will be donated to the TJ Martell Foundation ( Great prizes will be up for grabs, including a 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event seat (worth $5,000!)


Saturday, November 5 at 20:00 ET.

Resorts Casino Hotel - Superstar Theater

The lead singer/songwriter from the band ‘Godsmack’ performs a solo concert. PokerStars players who present their PSLive Card at the Box Office will receive a 20% discount on tickets. Click here to learn more:


Team PokerStars Pro Jason Somerville and his merry band of Run It Up Warriors will take over our tournament room on Saturday, November 5, for a series of can’t-miss, Run it Up-themed mixed game events, including a Dealer’s Choice Stud Club event. Jason will also host a poker seminar and a Q&A session with fans.

Some of Jason’s friends will be joining him for the week, including reality TV stars Tyson Apostol and ‘Boston Rob ’ Mariano, best known for their appearances on the show ‘Survivor’.

Travel & Accommodation

By air


Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) features a small selection of direct domestic routes on Spirit Airlines from Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Tampa. Most visitors choose to fly into Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) for additional flexibility. The commute from PHL to Resorts takes approximately 75 minutes.  PokerStars Travel can assist travellers with all ground transportation needs. There are also airport transfers available from Newark and JFK Airports; along with Manhattan should travellers wish to spend time in New York before or after the event.

By car


From Philadelphia

Cross the Benjamin Franklin Bridge or Walt Whitman Bridge and follow the North-South Freeway (Route 42) to the Atlantic City Expressway. At the base of the Atlantic City Expressway, turn left onto Pacific Avenue. Continue to North Carolina Avenue. Turn right onto North Carolina to Resorts Hotel & Casino.

From New York

Take the New Jersey Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway (Exit 11). Proceed south on the Parkway to Exit 38 (Atlantic City Expressway). Take Atlantic City Expressway (East). At the base of the Atlantic City Expressway, turn left onto Pacific Avenue. Continue to North Carolina Avenue. Turn right onto North Carolina to Resorts.

From Baltimore/Washington D.C.

Take I-95 North across the Delaware Memorial Bridge and follow Route 40 East to the Atlantic City Expressway. Take Atlantic City Expressway (East). At the base of the Atlantic City Expressway, turn left onto Pacific Avenue. Continue to North Carolina Avenue. Turn right onto North Carolina to Resorts.

Parking: Parking is free for PokerStars Festival New Jersey players! Simply present your PSLive Card to the parking garage attendant at Resorts for complimentary entry. Valid October 29-November 6.

Tournament Buy-in Options

Select from one of the available options below and book your spot at our season opener in New Jersey.

In Advance Of The Event


Win a seat to the PokerStars Festival Main Event via any one of our qualifying satellite tournaments on

Please consider that if you register for a tournament in advance of the event, we will reserve you a seat. If you do not arrive to collect your ticket, and you have not informed us of your un-registration BEFORE the start of the tournament, your funds will be added to the prize pool and you will not be entitled to a refund.

On-site During The Event


You may buy-in to any event with cash at our registration desk, located inside the Ocean Ballroom. Please note that we will not accept casino chips, credit/debit cards, or foreign currency at this time.

The Resorts Casino cage will, at their discretion, accommodate currency exchange requests up to $1,000 USD from the following countries/continents: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Europe (Euros), Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Payout Options

See below for a full list of available payout options for when you cash in a PokerStars Festival event.

Cash Or Check


You may request to have your winnings paid via cash or bank check.

Responsible Gaming

Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800-Gambler.