This weekend marks the first Sunday of online poker in New Jersey and partypoker will be there with the ‘biggest of the bigs’ to kick off their venture in to U.S. online poker as a legal, regulated real-money site.
Super Poker Sunday, or as the rest of the world refers to them — the Sunday Majors — takes on a new meaning with New Jersey's newly licensed partypoker. And partypoker is taking full advantage of featuring a tournament with a buy-in of $200 with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. Since Sundays have always been big in the online poker tournament scene, partypoker is making a move as a leading poker brand to keep Sundays as they should be...the Sunday Majors.
Poker Hall of Famer and partypoker spokesperson Mike Sexton was quoted as saying "partypoker is posting the 50k guaranteed this weekend and we are sure you will not find better value anywhere else this weekend, it is hard to forecast how many players will take part - if it isn't very many the chances to win are going to be even better. We are boldly sticking our neck out, and saying to our players: Happy Thanksgiving!" Sexton's statement implies that the Sunday tournament could have a big overlay, that's always good news for poker players!
Look for partypoker pro team members to be playing in this Sunday's tournament, like Mike Sexton, and local pros recently signed to partypoker: Jamie Kerstetter, Bobby Oboodi and Scott Baumstein.
partypoker made headlines as one of the first licensed poker rooms in New Jersey and the partypoker.com website explains that with their entry into the U.S. market, they will be offering "24-hour, 7-days-a-week real money online tournament and cash games as well as FastForward, our high-velocity fast-fold poker game. partypoker will have a great range of poker tournaments on offer in New Jersey every day, with buy-ins ranging from $0.10 to $500 and guaranteed prize pools to attract poker players of all skill levels."
partypoker's leap of faith in spreading a $50,000 guaranteed Sunday tournament for those within the borders of New Jersey will set the bar for the rest of the newly licensed poker rooms — and those that are coming into the market. This is a big start for the online poker players in the U.S. and definitely one for the record books.