‘Unscheduled Maintenance’ takes PokerStars Down in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey until Monday AM

PokerStars in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey went down midday on Friday and won’t be fully back until Monday at 10 a.m.

Down Detector

Downdetector shows that PokerStars began experiencing outages in Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania at approximately 12:30pm Friday. The site will be down until Monday morning, according to Stars. (Image: Downdetector)

The PokerStarsUSA Twitter account told players all multi-table tournaments have been canceled until Monday because of “unscheduled maintenance.” As of Saturday at 1 p.m., no cash games or tournaments were being spread.

According to Downdetector, a site that keeps track of online outages, reports that the site went down started flowing in around 12:40 p.m. Friday. The SNAFU affects PokerStars’ casinos and sportsbooks, too.

Even if the techs manage to get cash games up and running soon, the blackout wipes off a full slate of “Sunday Major” tournaments in all three markets. PokerStars made the call to cancel all the weekend tournaments Friday afternoon.

CardsChat will update if more information becomes available.

Written by
Bob Pajich
Bob Pajich is a poker news reporter, creative writer, and poker player who never met suited connectors he didn't like. Tips, corrections, complaints and kudos should go to CardsChatBob@gmail.com.


Terry Grover Wilson wrote...

PokerStars has done a terrible job of keeping it customer base informed. The notice posted by their staff says, “We’ll be right back…”. Since that was not true, and they knew they would be down for a few days, they should have states that up front. We are intelligent adult people capable of handling the truth.


Joe Gog wrote...

R.I.P. PokerStars You will never financially recover from this

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