Pennsylvania Spring Poker Championship Off to Strong Start

Pennsylvania Spring Poker Championship Off to Strong Start

The opening weekend of the PokerStars PA Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker (PASCOOP) proved to be very successful.

Through its first weekend of events in Pennsylvania, PASCOOP (April 17-May 3) exceeded its original $280,000 total guaranteed prize pools for the weekend and awarded $350,000 in prizes, according to a news release.

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Opening weekend highlights from PASCOOP included:

  • The first 10 tournaments for PASCOOP exceeded their guarantee by an average of 40%. Through all 21 PASCOOP tournaments thus far, the guarantee was exceeded by an average of 16%.
  • A High-Stake tier event — PASCOOP Event 04-H Sunday Special — garnered the largest field size so far for the series generating a prize pool of over $92,000 (vs. $75,000 original guarantee) from over 1,000 entries.
  • In a first for a PokerStars US Series, a three buy-in tier was implemented, giving opportunities for every player, no matter their bankroll, to compete for a SCOOP title.

$100,000 Guarantee

In addition, Pennsylvania online poker players will be able to enjoy a first $2,000 buy-in with a massive $100,000 guarantee taking place at 8 p.m. Wednesday. PokerStars is offering main event seats via two freerolls with no restrictions or deposit necessary at 6 p.m. Wednesday and on April 25 at 4 p.m.

With more than $2 million in guaranteed prize pools across 120 events and at least another 100 events to go, the highlight of the series still awaits — a two-day $300 buy-in Main Event on May 2 featuring a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The first Michigan Spring Championship of Online Poker (MISCOOP) will run alongside the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP) from May 8 to May 24.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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