$100k PokerStars Live Blackjack Tournament

PokerStars have announced that they will be sponsoring their maiden Blackjack tournament, including a $100,000 guaranteed Blackjack event into the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) program.

This is the first time the PCA will feature a Blackjack tournament and the huge prize fund is expected to generate plenty of interest both at the event itself and in the media.

The event is scheduled to start at 2 pm local time on 8 January 2016, featuring a $500 buy-in. The tournament will be held in the Atlantis Casino and Resort in the Bahamas, with the winner set to claim a $10,000 PCA Main Event package.

The shootout tournament can accommodate a maximum of 216 players, and the rules state that six players compete for 15 blackjack hands per single table, with the chip leader at the end of the round progressing to next level. Three rounds will be played in total. The six players that will reach the final table will get paid.

The first ever PokerStars live Blackjack tournament will give players a chance to compete against each other rather than trying to beat the house, with the Paradise Island in the Bahamas providing a perfect setting for the highly anticipated event.

The addition of Blackjack Tournament to previously strictly Poker event is part of Poker Stars expansion to other gambling markets such as casino and sports betting.

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure will take place between 6 January and 14 January 2016, featuring 104 poker events, with the $5,300 Main Event the pick of the action.