Online poker giant PokerStars is bringing its popular Megastack series to the US, with an event held at Atlantic City's Resorts Casino Hotel to be added to the tournament schedule.

The Sunday Special Live New Jersey event will take place between Friday October 6th and Sunday 8th at Resorts, targeting recreational players.

It is named after the Sunday Special online event, the most popular weekly tournament format on PokerStarsNJ.com, which offers a US$50,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Sunday Special Live will have a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool, kicking off with a $220 buy-in event. Players will be able to qualify for the event online, with buy-ins starting as low as $0.50.

Each event in the Megastack series offers low buy-ins, making it more accessible to recreational players. It was launched in the UK's Hippodrome Casino in April this year, with events in Belgium, France, Malta and Ireland all scheduled.

"We are excited to host the first-ever Sunday Special Live New Jersey, and we look forward to welcoming players to the property for an exciting gaming experience," Resorts president and chief executive Mark Giannantonio said.

"PokerStars Megastack is the perfect opportunity for players to enjoy a great live poker experience at an affordable buy-in to see if they can turn a MEGASTACK into a mega prize," Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker added. "Players can expect an awesome poker experience and more importantly get together with friends to play poker while having fun."

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