SCOOP: PokerStars Provides Pennsylvania Players Popular Path to Prime Prizes

SCOOP: PokerStars Provides Pennsylvania Players Popular Path to Prime Prizes
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PokerStars is back with a familiar series for Pennsylvania online casino players who play poker.

Owned by Flutter Entertainment, PokerStars announced Monday its Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) will be contested from March 25-April 11. SCOOP 2022 will guarantee more than $4.5 million in prizes across the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan.

These three states are among the U.S. states that offer online poker in addition to Connecticut, Delaware, West Virginia and Nevada.

The same states, with the exception of Nevada, have real money online casinos.

PokerStars bills itself as “the world’s most popular online poker site” and has dealt more than 200 billion hands.

PokerStars ran its Winter Series for two weeks starting in late January.

SCOOP will run all three series simultaneously for the first time. It will award its largest pot ($2 million) in Pennsylvania.

The Keystone State will offer at least 35 events for each of three stake levels, and the series will feature buy-ins from as low as $10 to the highest of $1,000. This gives equal opportunities for players of all skill a chance to compete for prize money and a SCOOP trophy.

“It’s so exciting to see more SCOOP events than ever on the PokerStars calendar for this year’s Spring Championship,” PokerStars Ambassador Jennifer Shahade said in a news release. “The community gets so excited and engaged when SCOOP comes around, and it’s always been perceived as being one of the most prestigious online tournaments around the world, so to have leaderboards and trophies, and all kinds of ranges of events in the U.S. just makes it so much more fun, and competitive!”

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SCOOP 2022 Highlights

The highlights of the series include two-day main events ($300), mini main events ($50) and a High Roller Main Event (one in each state), beginning April 10. The High Roller Main Event pays $1,000 to the winner.

From the debut of the event all the way until April 9, players who are eliminated without finishing in the money are afforded a second chance with a freeroll ticket to remaining SCOOP events. Players can win entry to any series via second chance freerolls awarding $500 daily from March 28-April 3 and $1,000 daily in freerolls from April 4-11.

There also will be $16,000 worth of main event tickets in each state that will be awarded to PASCOOP players in depositor freerolls April 3 and April 11. There are three tiers of deposit offers with promo codes associated for each – one promo code offered per player. Players can access these promo codes when they are in-state via the PASCOOP specific link (

PokerStars Has Improved Rewards Program

PokerStars announced Tuesday a new and improved rewards program that brings more value and transparency for players in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan.

“We’re excited to bring our new PokerStars Rewards program to our community in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan and give players more than ever before for playing with us,” Rebecca McAdam, the associate director of consumer engagement and public relations at PokerStars, said in an announcement. “We’ve been working hard to give our players the best program and from listening to community feedback, we know that value and transparency are key, so we’re very happy to launch a program that has truly been built with this at its heart.”

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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 ( 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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