PokerStars Spring Championship Set for PA; NJ, Michigan Follow

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By Lou Monaco

PokerStars has announced that its Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) will guarantee more than $5 million in prizes across three states for the rest of this month and May.

The Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker (PASCOOP) will kick off proceedings on April 17 and run until May 3 with $2 million in guaranteed prize pools across at least 120 scheduled events, according to a news release. The series features a variety of tournaments with buy-in levels from just $5 to $1,000, giving players of all levels the chance to compete for a slice of the prize pool and an acclaimed SCOOP title.

The highlight of the online poker series is the two-day, $300 buy-in Main Event on May 2 featuring a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool. The PokerStars community can win entry to the series via the PASCOOP Depositor Freeroll and Second Chance Freerolls:

  • PASCOOP Depositor Freeroll: $15,000 worth of Main Event tickets will be awarded in the Depositor Freeroll on May 2. To win a freeroll ticket, players must deposit $30 or more with bonus code “PASCOOP” before 1:59 p.m. on May 2.
  • Second Chance Freerolls: If a player gets knocked out of a PASCOOP tournament before reaching the money, they will receive an entry to the next day’s PASCOOP Second Chance Freeroll, where up to $1,000 of PASCOOP tickets will be given away. The freerolls take place every day during the series, starting on April 18, and a total of $15,000 will be awarded.

’Excited to Bring It Back to Pennsylvania’

“SCOOP is a prestigious tournament series and we’re excited to bring it back to Pennsylvania and New Jersey and to offer it to our Michigan community for the first time,” FOX Bet CEO Kip Levin said in the release. “We’ve guaranteed a massive $5 million in total prizes across the three states and we’ve added $30,000 in extra value in special offers for our players in PASCOOP. We’re looking forward to sharing the full details for MISCOOP and NJSCOOP soon, but players can now get those dates in their calendars and gear up for these awesome series.”

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. Full details on MISCOOP and NJSCOOP will be announced in the coming weeks, the release said.

MISCOOP follows the inaugural Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) series, which took place Feb. 20 to March 8, and saw players win more than $2.2 million, exceeding the original series guarantee of $1 million.

Meanwhile, SCOOP is taking place on PokerStars.com through April 28 with $100 million guaranteed.

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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 (NJ.com) 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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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 (NJ.com) 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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