Zoom Poker Available Starting Monday Night in Mich., N.J.

Zoom Poker Available Starting Monday Night in Mich., N.J.
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for New Jersey and the newest Michigan online casinos when it comes to PokerStars.

Starting Monday at 9 p.m., PokerStars players in the recently combined player-pool of both Michigan and New Jersey will be able to play Zoom poker for a limited time.

What is Zoom, you ask? 
Well, it’s not the old PBS children’s educational show that was televised in the 1970s, that’s for sure.

Zoom poker is a fast-paced cash game format, which allows players the chance to immediately move to a new hand, at a new table, once they fold their hands.

Players can click “Fast Fold,” which allows them to fold even when it is not their turn to act.

Buy-ins start at $2 to $200 as players can earn double points on PokerStars rewards.  Zoom Early Bird is available for the first 10 players who start or join a Zoom pool for 10 minutes after opening, making them eligible to earn 2x rewards points during the first 10 minutes of play.

Michigan and New Jersey started a shared player pool between the states Jan. 1.

Those two states - as well as Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and Connecticut – are the small group that has legal real money online casinos. That means that you can play slots online, as well as table games such as blackjack and baccarat.

Nevada joins the field for online poker only.

PSPC Online Series Ongoing

The PokerStars Online Player Championship (PSPC)is taking place at PokerStars for players in Michigan and New Jersey, as well as Pennsylvania. So far, the series has had more than 28,000 entries across Shared Liquidity (Michigan + New Jersey) and Pennsylvania with 89 events, producing more than a $2.45 million prize pool.

This was the first multi-state online series for the shared player pool between Michigan and New Jersey.

A guaranteed $1.96 million is still up for grabs for the remaining 68 events. There are still chances to win entry to the Main Event, which will take place on Sunday, through $2.50 Spin and Go’s running around the clock.

Satellites for all main events are available for registration now.

Keep tabs on our news page for all of the latest when it comes to Michigan online poker.

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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