Jason Somerville Hosting Run It Up Rumble in New Jersey May 14

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Jason Somerville is giving PokerStarsNJ a chance to get up close and personal with him and his Team PokerStars Pro friends. (Neil Stoddart photo)

Jason Somerville is ready to rumble. The Team PokerStars Pro will be hosting a special Run It Up event at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City on May 14 and he’s bringing along a bunch of his Team Pro friends.

Run It Up, Somerville’s Twitch stream, is the most popular poker channel on the streaming site and regularly draws 10,000+ viewers. Somerville has been streaming from New Jersey for the past 31 days.

Vanessa Selbst, Barry Greenstein, Jen Shahade, Chris Moneymakerand Liv Boeree will all be on-hand for the Run It Up Resorts Rumble that includes a breakfast, meet-and-greet sessions, online tournaments and a party.

“I’m incredibly excited to host our first one-day Run it Up festival on the East Coast with two great partners in PokerStars and Resorts,” said Somerville. “It’s been so much fun playing and streaming on PokerStars New Jersey this month and I can’t wait to hang out with all of our awesome Run it Up fans in person. It’ll totally be worth putting on pants.”

Somerville will be live streaming on his Twitch channel throughout the day.

Players on site will be able to participate in an exclusive $30 buy-in event on PokerStarsNJ. Garden State players not in attendance can play a $10 buy-in event as part of the festivities. The final table of the $30 event will be played “battleship style” with the final nine players positioned at a poker table with their laptop or mobile device.

In the afternoon, attendees will have a Q&A with Somerville before the festivities move to Landshark Bar & Grill for a party that includes an open bar, food and live music.

PokerStarsNJ is hosting a special freeroll event on May 1 that awards 50 pairs of tickets to the Rumble, including five VIP packages which come with two nights’ accommodation at Resorts Hotel & Casino, a pair of entry tickets to the VIP party and $200 spending money.

Tickets can also be earned by simply completing one of two challenges on the PokerStarsNJ client before midnight on April 30. The first is to play a single real money hand in a cash game at any stake level. The second is to enter any real money tournament.

Players that don’t qualify via the freeroll or challenges can make a minimum $10 deposit using the bonus code ‘VIPCLUBNJ’ before midnight on April 30 to claim a free ticket. Tickets can also be purchased on site for just $10, with all proceeds going to Autism Speaks.

For more information on the Run It Up Rumble, visit pokerstarsnj.com/vip/live/.