For Pennsylvania online poker players, this time of year brings the return of a burgeoning tradition.
The Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is all set for 2023, courtesy of PokerStars. According to a company release, more than $2 million in guaranteed prizes is at stake in the Keystone State alone, part of a $5 million package nationwide.
The SCOOP 2023 schedule, containing more than 250 events, starts March 17 and concludes April 3. Buy-ins start as low as $10.
Satellite Tournaments Also Available
Players at PokerStars Pennsylvania, plus the other two participating states, also have hundreds of satellite events to choose from, with fees starting as little as $1.
Online poker is legal and regulated in seven states, including Nevada.
"We're thrilled to announce our largest series guarantee ever to players in the US,” Severin Rasset, Managing Director of PokerStars in the US, said in a release. “We've made a concerted effort to ensure that this series is accessible to all players, by curating an inclusive schedule with a wide range of buy-ins. Our aim is to provide everyone with the opportunity to compete for a coveted SCOOP trophy.”
Tourney Gets Underway on March 17
Online poker players at PA online casino sites can get started on St. Patrick’s Day with an 8-Game Championship special, then a Turbo Night Fight. Buy-ins are at $20, $50 and $200.
The way the prize distribution works is that players in Michigan and New Jersey will have a shared prize pool (also known as split liquidity) of $3 million guaranteed. The other $2 million is designated for Keystone State players alone.
The two-day SCOOP series Main Event – with $200,000 guaranteed for customers on Pennsylvania mobile gaming apps and $300,000 combined for New Jersey and Michigan players – is set for a $300 buy-in. There is also a Mini Main Event with a $50 buy-in and a High Roller Main Event for a $2,500 buy-in.
SCOOP Also Awarding Trophies
In addition to the money, there will be 90 trophies awarded to champions at every level, PokerStars said in its release.
While you’re competing against some of the top players in the state, get the best Pennsylvania casino promotions for signing up at PennStakes.com.