PokerStars PA Spring Championship Exceeds Expectations

PokerStars PA Spring Championship Exceeds Expectations

The PokerStars 2021 Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker (PASCOOP) series proved to be a successful one.

The 41-event series in Pennsylvania, which had more than 47,000 entries with three buy-in levels, ended with a total prize pool of $2,642,485. That was 30% above the original series guarantee of $2 million, according to a news release.

The two-day Main Event High, which ended on Monday, attracted 1,015 entries and resulted in a prize pool of $284,200, which was more than the initial $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.

”Kingboss93” took home a $46,410 first-place prize and actually predicted this victory earlier this year, the release said.

In April, “Kingboss93,” had placed second in PokerStars’ Pennsyl-Mania tournament and upon being congratulated on Twitter by PokerStarsUSA, “Kingboss93” called his shot, stating that he would reign victorious in PASCOOP, according to the release.

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PokerStars Firsts in PA

The series featured two firsts for PokerStars Casino PA in Pennsylvania.

It was the state’s first three-tier series, consisting of High, Medium and Low buy-in tournaments, as well as the first time PokerStars had run a $2,000 buy-in High Roller event, the release said.

The three-tier approach helped to provide opportunities for a variety of players of online poker in Pennsylvania to compete, regardless of their bankroll. PokerStars’ High Roller event had 53 total entries and awarded a $100,700 prize pool.

On Saturday, the start of the first Michigan Spring Championship of Online Poker (MISCOOP) will run alongside the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP). Both run through May 24.



Lou Monaco

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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