PokerStars Brings Back Cardex For US Players

Online poker players in Pennsylvania and New Jersey will be excited to hear that PokerStars has brought back its popular Cardex promotion. Through January 24, players can compete to win up to $5,000 a day! The competition is fun and a great way to try and win extra cash while playing online poker.

Details of Cardex

With the Cardex competition, players need to match hold cards to the spinning wheel of the Cardex. This is done via No Limit Hold’em cash games. the Cardex wheel can be viewed in the Main Lobby via the Challenges Windows. When you visit the online poker site, you must opt-in each day to compete. This can be done by selecting the Challenges Window and then clicking the start button for Cardex.

To win a prize, the five cards on the Cardex must be matched by the player. The cards will be shown one at a time, so you know what you need to match. The color of the Cardex will show you what color the suit must be on your card in NLH cash game hands. So, let’s say you see a red King on your Cardex. Then you need to get a King of hearts or diamonds to match.

The promotion is based on individual gameplay, so the payouts available and table stakes you must play will be based on your account. With the instant cash prizes from Cardex, players can earn $0.50 to $5,000 each day of the competition. Players must compete at the NLH cash game tables with three or more players to qualify.

Boosting Online Gameplay

The Cardex promotion is sure to boost gameplay at PokerStars in both states. Over the past few months, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have seen a spike in player participation, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As players are staying home more often than not, online poker rooms like PokerStars are seeing more traffic than ever before.

This new option is sure to boost revenue numbers in both states. In Pennsylvania, PokerStars is the only online poker operator, so they will continue to see high revenue numbers as players take part. It is expected though that BetMGM will soon be offering online poker soon with its partner Roar Digital.

It is also expected that 888 and WSOP will be in the market soon after 888 was approved by the state for an interactive gaming manufacturer license late last year. Once the WSOP is operating in the state, players will have many more options for poker including gold ring and bracelet events, as they are scheduled. Plenty of more action will be offered as well by the brand.

For PokerStars though, they remain the top operator. Last year in Pennsylvania, the brand generated more than $35 million in revenues. Will the brand remain the market leader once more services are launched? Only time will tell, but we imagine that PokerStars will be hard to beat due to its premium services as well as many promotions and events hosted on a regular basis.


Logan is based in Los Angeles and is an avid poker player having played in tournaments across the globe. He covers both poker & regulatory affairs.