PokerStars’ US SCOOP Returns With Over $5 Million Guaranteed

$3 million is earmarked for the shared liquidity series on PokerStars NJ/PokerStars MI, and $2 million for the standalone PokerStars PA series.
PokerStars' US SCOOP Returns With Over $5 Million Guaranteed
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March 08, 2023

We’re thrilled to announce our largest series guarantee ever to players in the US. PokerStars announced Tuesday that its Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) would return to the US this month, with 252 events planned and $5 million guaranteed — the largest prize pool in the history of the series.

The operator will run two separate series for SCOOP. The first will be for players in Michigan and New Jersey, while a second series will be available for players in Pennsylvania. PokerStars combined its Michigan and New Jersey player pools on January 1.

Many similarities exist between both PokerStars US SCOOP series. They both kick off on March 17 and continue through April 3. There will be 126 events in both series, with the lowest buy-in set at $10 and the highest at $2,500.

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But players on PokerStars MI and their counterparts on PokerStars NJ will be playing for $3 million guaranteed through their 126-event series, which culminates with a $300 Main Event across two days (April 2 and 3) featuring $300,000 guaranteed.

Meanwhile, PokerStars PA's segregated series will have $2 million guaranteed, and the two-day $300 Main Event will have $200,000 guaranteed.

“We’re thrilled to announce our largest series guarantee ever to players in the US,” said PokerStars US Managing Director Séverin Rasset. “We’ve made a concerted effort to ensure that this series is accessible to all players by curating an inclusive schedule with a wide range of buy-ins. Our aim is to provide everyone with the opportunity to compete for a coveted SCOOP trophy.”

PokerStars USA SCOOP 2023 Summary

Michigan/New Jersey Pennsylvania
Series GTD Overall $3,000,000 $2,000,000
Events 126 126
Main Event GTD $300,000 $200,000
Lowest Buy-in $10 $10
Highest Buy-in $2,500 $2,500

Three-Level System for Buy-Ins at SCOOP

SCOOP uses a three-level system for buy-ins — Low, Medium, and High. Buy-ins range from $10 to $100 at the Low level and start at $30 for Medium level events and continue up to $300. The buy-in for High-level events begins at $10, but entry to the High Roller Main Event on April 2 will cost $2,500.

According to PokerStars, there will be three Main Events across the two series on April 3:

  • The $300 Main Event (a two-day event that begins on April 2), with $300,000 guaranteed for Michigan/New Jersey players and $200,000 guaranteed for players of PokerStars PA
  • A $50 Mini Main Event, featuring $35,000 guaranteed in Pennsylvania, but with $50,000 guaranteed for players on PokerStars MI and PokerStars NJ
  • A $2,500 High Roller Main Event, with $125,000 guaranteed for the shared player pool between Michigan and New Jersey, but just $100,000 guaranteed in the Keystone State

The operator will use several formats during the tournament, including Adrenaline, Battle Royale, Deepstack, Freezeout, Marathon, and PLO Royale. The popular PKO format will also be featured.

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Hundreds of Satellite Events Planned

PokerStars said it plans to run hundreds of satellite events — in Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania — with an entry fee of just $1. The operator said it would run a Depositor’s Freeroll satellite on April 2.

Both USA SCOOP series will feature Spin & Go games with a $3 buy-in and events where the top prize will be an entry into the $300 Main Event. PokerStars also said it plans to hand out more than 250 trophies during SCOOP.

The operator also plans to run Casino Races in both SCOOP series, with 90 trophies available across all three buy-in ranges.

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