Half-Price Sunday Returns on PokerStars PA This Weekend

Women’s Sunday event, with $2,000 guaranteed and Bounty Builder Series tickets, also being offered in Pennsylvania on October 10.
Half-Price Sunday Returns on PokerStars PA This Weekend
October 09, 2021

One of PokersStars’ most popular promotions, both in the US and overseas, returns this Sunday, October 10, in Pennsylvania.

PokerStars PA will offer Half-Price Sunday in the Keystone State and the other two where it operates: Michigan and New Jersey. Buy-ins will be cut in half for the Sunday Warm-Up, Sunday Storm, Sunday Special, Sunday High Roller and Sunday Supersonic.

The operator said the tournaments will offer the same guaranteed prize pools and run at their normally scheduled times.

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More than $180,000 is being guaranteed across all three states, including more than $80,000 in Pennsylvania. The guaranteed prize pools will be smaller in Michigan and New Jersey, where more than $60,000 and $40,000 will be on offer, respectively.

A successful promo in Pennsylvania last time

The last time Half-Price Sunday ran in Pennsylvania on July 18, it was very successful.

The run on July 18, drew 2,571 entries in total, including 474 for the Sunday Warm-Up, 1,755 for the Sunday Special and 342 for the Sunday Supersonic. Similar to the same series in Michigan, the buy-ins totaled $90: $15 for the Sunday Warm-Up, $50 for the Sunday Special and $25 for the Sunday Supersonic.

Although the prize pools for all three events ultimately exceeded the guarantee, they did so to varying degrees.

There was initially $5,000 guaranteed at the Sunday Warm-Up, but the event was a popular one and the prize pool went 29.4% over the guarantee, raising it to $6,470.

The prize pools didn’t increase as much for the Sunday Special and the Sunday Supersonic, which had guaranteed prize pools of $75,000 and $7,500, respectively. Ultimately, the events had prize pools of $79,853 and $8,037, exceeding their guarantees by 6.47% and 7.16%.

When all of the Half-Price Sunday events across all three states from July 18 are combined, the prize pool totaled $94,360, or 7.84% above the $87,500 that was guaranteed by the operator.

In terms of percentage over guarantee, Pennsylvania fared the worst at that 7.84% mark, compared to Michigan (18.88%) and New Jersey (37.3%).

But players in the Keystone State enjoyed a huge return on their investment, with every $1 in buy-in equating to $1,048.44 in prizes. By that metric, the event put on by PokerStars PA was way more successful than the events in Michigan and New Jersey, which tallied $634.05 and $223.90.

$2K guaranteed at upcoming Women’s Sunday

Also on October 10, PokerStars will hold its Women’s Sunday event. It will take place at 2:40 pm ET.

There will be $2,000 guaranteed at the women’s-only tournament, with a buy-in of just $22. PokerStars added that $587 worth of tickets to its Bounty Builder Series will be added to the prize pool and awarded to the top 10 finishers of the Women’s Sunday event.

Here is how the operator will award tickets to the winners:

  • 1st place: $215 Bounty Builder Series ticket;
  • 2nd and 3rd place: $109 Bounty Builder Series tickets; and
  • 4th through 10th place: $22 Bounty Builder Series tickets.

The Women’s Sunday event can be found be searching for Tournament ID: 3275271640. Although the event begins at 2:40 pm ET, late registration will be open for the first 90 minutes. Players will be allowed to re-enter one time during that period.

Several satellite tournaments will also be offered by PokerStars during Women’s Sunday, with buy-ins as low as 22 cents and 55 cents. PokerStars said there are also tournaments with buy-ins of $2.20 and $4.40, with tournaments running at all hours.

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