VIP Club Live: NJ

Want to rub shoulders with some of the greatest names from the world of poker? To celebrate the arrival of PokerStars in New Jersey, we’re throwing a very special day of events at Resorts Hotel & Casino on Saturday, May 14. Attendees will include Team PokerStars members Jason Somerville, Chris Moneymaker, Barry Greenstein and more, enjoying activities such as live Q&A sessions, a unique ‘onlive’ poker tournament (featuring players seated together at poker tables, but playing online), and an exclusive VIP Club Live Party at the Landshark Bar & Grill on Saturday night. And we want you to join the fun!

SilverStar+ VIPs can purchase tickets from the VIP Store using their StarsCoin, and every PokerStars player can play to win a pair of event entry tickets, or even a VIP package, in our special freeroll.

From 9:00am: Registration. Please note: If you haven’t won or purchased a ticket to the VIP Club Live: NJ party in the evening, there is a mandatory $10 donation to Autism Speaks required in order to take part in the day’s activities. The donation will also get you a wristband to attend the VIP Club Live party in the evening.

10:00am: Breakfast with the Pros. Early risers can meet Jason Somerville, Chris Moneymaker, Vanessa Selbst, Jennifer Shahade, Liv Boeree, and Barry Greenstein for light breakfast and conversation in the Atlantic Ballroom at Resorts. 

11:30am: The inaugural ‘Run It Up Resorts Rumble’ gets underway. Bring your laptop or mobile device to play in this $30 buy-in ‘onlive’ tournament, exclusive to Run It Up fans physically present in the Atlantic Ballroom. Remember, the tournament is played online, so you’ll need to bring your own laptop/device in order to be able to take part! 

3:00pm: Final table of the ‘Run It Up Resorts Rumble’. The tournament will be paused and final table participants will be repositioned ‘battleship style’ around a poker table. 

4:00pm: Take part in a Team PokerStars Q&A. Jason Somerville and other members of Team PokerStars will be on hand to discuss a variety of poker-world topics.

7:30pm: VIP Club Live: NJ gets underway at Landshark Bar & Grill. The evening will include an open bar, food, games and entertainment. We expect the party to wrap up around midnight.

VIP Club Live: NJ is an exclusive event for PokerStars VIPs and their guests. SilverStar+ VIPs may purchase tickets from the VIP Store, while all PokerStars NJ players are able to win their entry in the run-up to the event. Click here for all the details.

If you’d like to book a hotel room at Resorts for Friday or Saturday and receive a 10% discount, follow this link and use the code ‘SPKSMAY’ when making your booking. 

VIP Package winners will be contacted in advance, and will receive two nights’ accommodation at Resorts Hotel & Casino.

  • Where are the day’s events being held?
  • Run It Up: Resorts activities take place in the Atlantic Ballroom, while VIP Club Live: NJ takes place at the Landshark Bar & Grill. Both venues are located at Resorts Hotel & Casino at 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, USA.
  • Can I bring my partner/friend?
  • Yes, you can bring one guest with you to the VIP Club Live: NJ party. To attend the Run It Up: Resorts activities, a donation of $10/person to Autism Speaks is required. However, this donation will also earn you a wristband which gets you in the door to VIP Club Live: NJ. Please note that your guest must be at least 21 years of age and have photo ID in order to attend.
  • How do I attend?
  • In order to attend, you must either RSVP by purchasing a ticket to the event from the VIP Store, or win a ticket in the VIP Club Live: Freeroll. Remember to bring photographic ID, as the guest list will be based on the name associated with the PokerStars account that has purchased the ticket.
  • What is the minimum VIP status needed to attend the party?
  • Anyone can join if they win a ticket, or if they have SilverStar VIP status or above and enough StarsCoin to purchase a ticket!
  • Will you reserve a ticket for me if I don’t have enough StarsCoin?
  • No. Tickets are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, from the VIP Store.
  • How many PokerStars VIPs will be in attendance?
  • There is a cap on attendees at 350.
  • Is there a dress code?
  • As this is a private event, the dress code is casual.
  • Does the ticket cost include transportation and accommodation?
  • No, you are required to provide your own transportation to and from the event and make your own accommodation arrangements. See the ‘How To Attend’ section for details of discounts for hotel rooms.
  • Can I purchase a ticket on someone else’s behalf?
  • No. Participants will be admitted based on the name on the PokerStars account that ordered a ticket. Please remember to bring photographic ID.
  • What should I do if I am unable to attend and have already purchased a ticket?
  • In the unfortunate event that you are unable to attend, please cancel your order through the VIP Store. This can be done by opening the VIP Store via the PokerStars Cashier. Open the ‘Order History’ window, select your VIP Club Live item and click ‘Cancel Order’.

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