PokerStars’ SCOOP Goes From Strength-To-Strength In MI, PA And NJ

Published: 1st June 2021
Author: Joe Kizlauskas
Last Updated: 29th December 2022

Operators like PokerStars will be able to offer excellent poker tournaments and events in more areas of the country as the online poker sector continues to grow and expand in the United States. The Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) was held in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey this year. In each state, the series was a huge success, with players winning large sums of money and plenty of poker action.

Over $5 million in guaranteed prize money was provided by PokerStars across the three states series. $6.35 million was provided once the SCOOPs were completed. So far this year, the SCOOP has outpaced any other online poker series in the United States.


Pennsylvania appears to have had the most success in terms of attendance and prize money. During the PASCOOP, the state hosted 41 tournaments and paid $2.6 million in prize money. This was $600,000 more than the original guarantee.

In New Jersey, the series offered a total prize pool of $1.2 million but only awarded $1.36 million. The series featured 163 events, the most of the three states, with a total of 26,000 entries. Several players had a lot of success during the series, with a few of them winning several titles.

In Michigan, 120 events were offered, with a total prize pool of $2.3 million. Overall, over 40,000 submissions were received, which was a good figure considering the state’s online poker business is still relatively new.

SCOOP’s attraction

PokerStars has been offering SCOOP in the United States and overseas for years. The series has become a fixture for the company throughout the years, with players flocking in droves to participate. 

The series features a large number of events. For each scheduled tournament, the online poker casino sets a detailed calendar and then offers a low, middle, and high event. This permits participants with varying bankrolls to participate in any tournament.

This is one of the reasons why SCOOP is so popular. Players adore being able to participate in a series and compete in a major tournament. Even if they don’t have the funds for the high-end event, they know that the medium or low-cost option will provide the same amazing value at a cheaper cost.

Players can also gain seats to events through PokerStars, which helps to reduce the amount of money spent on the game. Overall, the series attracts players from all over the world with high-quality tournaments, low buy-ins, and substantial prize pools.

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About Joe Kizlauskas

Joe is a seasoned iGaming copywriter and speaker who has been in the business since 2015. He's written more words on all elements of iGaming than he likes to remember, and he's contributed material to a number of well-known brands. Joe may be seen playing 5 a side, at the gym or playing games on his Playstation when he is not writing.