Star Poker Gold Coast Summer Series Returns 26 Nov

While the World Series of Poker moves on in Las Vegas, the vast majority of Australian poker players cannot be there. The trip is expensive in and of itself, but the travel restrictions and mandates – and the uncertainty surrounding it all – prevented most poker players and fans from going there. At home, they want their poker without having to fly halfway around the world for it.

The Star Gold Coast has the answer with the return of its Summer Series. It is set for 26 November to 6 December 2021.

Star Gold Coast Poker Room

Before the pandemic, the Star Gold Coast had a solid poker room and many regular players. However, in 2019, the property invested in the poker room and revamped it, adding tables, upgrading the furniture, phone charges at the tables, and a feature table for broadcasting or webcasting purposes.

They also upgraded the services for poker players. They changed the rules to allow players to talk on their cellphones between hands. And speaking of mobile devices, the poker room introduced the ability to register for cash games via SMS.

All of it was done for players but timed to be complete for the first WPT Australia Festival in September 2019. Players raved about the poker room and the new features and amenities. It was a hit all the way around.

Star Gold Coast Gets Ready

The World Poker Tour has yet to schedule its official return to the Gold Coast. That persistent Covid-19 still has the potential to disrupt international travel and even casino operations.

However, with the Star Gold Coast Poker Room in full operation, they want to give the players a great tournament series. They just recently announced the Summer Series, complete with nine events. Buy-ins start at $220 and max out at $1,100, which is for the Main Event.

Speaking of that Main Event, satellites are already underway, having started on 1 November. For most of the money, players can get into $130 buy-in turbo satellites (with reentries) for Main Event seats every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 6:15pm. Beginning 25 November, they will run daily, though times may vary from 6:15pm to 8:15pm or 8:30pm. The Star Gold Coast website will have the latest satellite schedule.

Full Summer Series Schedule

The full schedule, which starts 26 November and runs through 6 December, is as follows:

  • Event 1 on 26-28 November: $660 buy-in NLHE Opening Event (two starting flights, one reentry allowed per flight, 30K starting stack)
  • Event 2 on 28-29 November: $550 buy-in NLHE Deepstack (one starting day, reentries allowed, 25K starting stack)
  • Event 3 on 29 November: $250 buy-in NLHE Super Turbo Freezeout (single-day event, 15-minute levels, 20K starting stack)
  • Event 4 on 30 November: $220 buy-in PLO (single-day event, reentries allowed, 15K starting stack)
  • Event 5 on 1 December: $330 buy-in NLHE Teams Event Freezeout (single-day event, 15K starting stack)
  • Event 6 on 2-3 December: $440 buy-in NLHE Big Bounty (one starting day, reentries allowed, 20K starting stack)
  • Event 7 on 3-6 December: $1,100 buy-in NLHE Main Event (two starting days, reentries allowed, 50K starting stack, 30/45-minute levels)
  • Event 8 on 5-6 December: $440 buy-in PLO (one starting day, reentries allowed, 20K starting stack)
  • Event 9 on 6 December: $330 buy-in NLHE Final Event (single-day event, reentries allowed, 15K starting staff)

Registration is open via Star Poker’s registration portal. Players must have a Star Club membership card, which is free, and valid identification to prove their age is 18 or over.



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