The Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker (PASCOOP) wrapped up recently at PokerStars. The series produced nice numbers, paying out $2.6 million – a 30% increase over the $2 million guarantee.
The series saw more than 47,000 entries across 41 events and featured three-buy-in levels.
Inside the PokerStars PASCOOP numbers
The two-day PASCOOP Main Event High ended on May 3 and attracted 1,015 entries. That produced a total prize pool of $284,200, a hefty bump to the $200,000 guarantee.
In the end, “Kingboss93” took the top spot for $46,410 after predicting his victory earlier this year. In April, Kingboss93 placed second in PokerStars’ Pennsyl-Mania tournament.
Upon being congratulated on Twitter, King predicted the PASCOOP win.
Congrats man 2nd here I’m coming for the SCOOP💯💪🏽
— KINGBOSS (@isaacG_rimes) April 7, 2021
Beyond the Main Event, PASCOOP featured two important firsts for PokerStars in Pennsylvania. The series included three buy-in tiers for the first time – High, Medium, and Low.
The approach helped provide opportunities for players of all bankrolls to compete. The series also included a $2,000 high roller event for the first time.
That event garnered 53 entries and awarded a $100,700 prize pool. “Pariszoo11” came out on top for $16,970.
Some other PASCOOP winners
This year’s PASCOOP featured two other main events as well. “fubadbeatbob” won the $75 “mid” event for $9,380 and “s3agoat1” took down the $30 “mini” for $4,485.
The series also produced several doubles winners. Here’s a look at those who claimed two PASCOOP trophies:
Three players even topped that feat – scoring a triple scoop this year. ChrundleTheGr8, thewhitesmith, and waltsnotdeadyet all scored three trophies.
PokerStars recently announced the signing of two PA-based poker streams. Both Mark “naigo1” Foresta and Kevin “whoopsboom” Becker made multiple final tables. Each also came close to winning a title.
Foresta finished third in the $300 Super Tuesday (Event 26-H). Fellow Stars ambassador Jennifer Shahade also took ninth.
Becker recorded two third-place finishes and a runner-up in $200 Eigh-Max, Turbo PKO (Event #33-M). It was a nice series for PokerStars’ newest team members.
SCOOP gears up in MI, NJ
The PokerStars SCOOP action now heads to Michigan and New Jersey. The action runs May 8-24 with more than $3 million guaranteed between the two.
In Michigan, players will find $2 million in guaranteed prize pools across more than 120 events. New Jersey players can look for $1.2 million across more than 100 events.
The series feature a variety of tournaments and buy-in levels to suit all bankrolls. Both are highlighted by $300 Main Events set for May 23-24.
The MISCOOP Main Event features a $200,000 guarantee with NJSCOOP awarding $100,000.
PokerStars Casino plans Mother’s Day promotion
With Mothers Day set for Sunday, PokerStars Casino is offering some extra fun this weekend for those in Pennsylvania and Michigan. The Mother’s Day Race allows players to climb the leaderboard to win cash prizes just for playing the games they enjoy.
In all, 400 players will earn a top prize of $1,000. Races are free to enter and add extra excitement with more opportunities to win.
Casino Races are available across a range of slots or real money online casino games. Players can opt in and register at any time via the Casino Races lobby or widget. The widget appears in-game when a race becomes available.
Once registered, players simply make winning bets in any eligible games to earn leaderboard points. Points are awarded at a rate of 10 points per net $0.01 won.