The American online poker market continues to grow. After a record March, even more is expected in April with so many players at home and that includes plenty of action this week.
- PokerStars – SCOOP wraps PA, continues in NJ
- Global Poker – Massive Main Event set for Home Series
- WSOP – Spring Online Championships offer added value; April freerolls continue
Where can you play online poker?
American online players have a few options to get in the action. The markets are still small in comparison to large international poker markets. However, here are four states currently offering legalized online poker for real money.
- PokerStars NJ – The largest online poker operator in world offers plenty of cash game and tournament action in New Jersey. New players depositing $20 receive $30 in free cash and $10 worth of Spin & Go tickets.
- partypoker/BorgataPoker – partypoker is one of the best-known online brands around the world. New partypoker players get a free $25 via $10 in poker money, $10 in casino chips, and $5 in poker tournament tickets. Those using the BorgataPoker skin can earn $10 in cash with a $10 bonus.
- WSOP.com/888poker – Players on the World Series of Poker-affiliated site have the option of a shared liquidity pool with Nevada and Delaware. Players can qualify for WSOP events in Las Vegas and circuit tournaments. The site is run on software by 888poker, which also operates in the state. WSOP offers new players a free $10. 888poker offers $20 in free play and up to a $1,500 deposit bonus.
- WSOP.com – WSOP.com offers players plenty of cash game and tournament action with a shared liquidity market with WSOP online poker and 888poker in New Jersey and Delaware.
- PokerStars PA – New players at PokerStars PA can claim a $30 free play bonus and up to $600 match bonus. PokerStars also partners with FOX Bet in the state for sports betting. Players utilizing the FOX Bet’s new player offer will earn a free $20 for signing up that can be used for poker or sports betting.
- Doverdowns.com, Delawarepark.com, Harringtonraceway.com – These offer online poker in Delaware, however, it’s run through 888poker. The platform has a shared liquidity market with New Jersey and Nevada.
Those in other states have more limited options when it comes to online poker. Sweepstakes poker sites offer players a chance to play for cash and prizes.
Global Poker may be an option for players in other states (and much of Canada as well). The company’s model is based on social gaming. Players can purchase Gold Coins for ring games and tournaments.
As a bonus, players receive Sweeps Coins – which can be used in tournaments and ring games. Unlike Gold Coins, Sweeps Coins can be redeemed for cash prizes. New players can earn a free $20 Sweeps Coin package with a verified account.
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Huge action remains in Home Series
The massive action continues this week at Global Poker and that include the biggest tournament event guarantee on the site to date on Sunday. The SC540 Sunday Scrimmage Main Event Deepstack plays out on April 26 with SC500,000 guaranteed.
The huge event caps the Home Series and will be the biggest tournament in the site’s history. But before the Main Event, there is still plenty of action in the series that features SC2 million in guarantees. The Home Series offers Sweeps Coin buy-ins from SC33 to SC540.
In addition to Sweeps Coin events, Global Poker will also offer nightly Gold Coin tournaments. Every winner of a Gold Coin or Sweeps Coin event will also win a custom-made glass trophy.
Numerous daily satellites will be offered for Home Series Sweeps Coin events. That includes three direct satellites per Sweeps Coin trophy event.
There are 28 Gold Coin trophy events. Gold Coins are the site’s play money option. Gold Coins cannot be cashed out for real money however, unlike Sweeps Coins. Here’s a look at the complete Sweeps Coin schedule.
Date Buy-in Event
April 22 SC110 Home Series 24 - SC40,000 Guaranteed [2x Chance, Deep]
April 23 SC33 Home Series 25 - PLO SC35,000 Guaranteed [Rebuy, 6-Max]
April 24 SC218 Home Series 26 - SC40,000 Guaranteed [Ante Up, Deep]
April 25 SC33 Home Series 27 - SC40,000 Guaranteed [Rebuy]
April 26 SC540 Home Series 28 - Sunday Scrimmage SC500,000 Guaranteed [Deep]
Daily tournament schedule
This popular site also recently added to its weekly tournament schedule. After growing its weekend schedule, Global has several new evening events. These events feature five-figure guarantees and include:
- Monday Melee – SC15,000 Guaranteed [2X Entries]
- Tuesday Tussle – SC25,000 Guaranteed [Deep]
- Wednesday Wipeout – SC15,000 Guaranteed [Big Ante]
- Thursday Throttle – SC15,000 Guaranteed [Turbo]
- Friday Flash – SC15,000 Guaranteed [6-Max, Turbo]
- Saturday Swift – SC15,000 Guaranteed [Ante Up, Turbo]
- Sunday Six – SC15,000 Guaranteed [6-Max, Deep]
The site has also ramped up its daily offerings including its new “NightCap” series for night time players. Here’s a look at the complete slate of new dailies:
Event Buy-in Time (ET)
Daily SC500 Guaranteed [6-Max]
SC 22.00 3:30 p.m.
Daily SC500 Guaranteed [1R1A] SC3.30 4 p.m.
Daily SC100 Guaranteed [6-Max, Turbo] SC 3.30 4:30 p.m.
Daily SC1,250 Guaranteed [Deep] SC11 6 p.m.
Deep Eleven SC6,000 Guaranteed [Deep]
SC11 6 p.m.
Deep Six Dive SC8,500 Guaranteed [6-Max, Deep]
SC55 6:45 p.m.
Daily SC1,000 Guaranteed SC22 7:30 p.m.
The Brawl SC15,000 Guaranteed [Rebuy] SC5.50 8 p.m.
Daily SC7,000 Guaranteed [Rebuy] SC5.50 8 p.m.
Triple Threat SC20,000 Guaranteed [2R1A] SC33 8:30 p.m.
Daily SC10,000 Guaranteed [2R1A] SC33 8:30 p.m.
Daily SC4,000 Guaranteed [Deep] SC55 9 p.m.
Tuesday Tussle SC10,000 Guaranteed [Deep] SC110 9 p.m.
Thursday Throttle SC7,500 Guaranteed [Turbo] SC110 9 p.m.
Daily SC2,000 Guaranteed [1R1A] SC22.00 9:30 p.m.
Daily PLO SC500 Guaranteed [2R1A, 6-Max] SC11 9:40 p.m.
Deep Freeze SC10,000 Guaranteed [Deep] SC55 10 p.m.
Daily SC1,500 Guaranteed [6-Max] SC33 10 p.m.
Daily SC1,500 Guaranteed [1R1A, 6-Max] SC22 10:30 p.m.
Daily SC3,000 Guaranteed [1R1A]
SC11 11 p.m.
The Cubed SC5,000 Guaranteed [1R1A] SC11 11 p.m.
Daily SC 500 Guaranteed SC22 11:30 PM
NightCap SC3,000 Guaranteed [Hyper-Turbo] SC21.40 midnight
Night Shift SC2,000 Guaranteed [Big Ante, Turbo] SC22 12:30 a.m.
Night Owl SC2,000 Guaranteed [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]
SC21.40 1 a.m.
Night Out SC1,500 Guaranteed [Hyper-Turbo]
SC21.40 1:30 a.m.
WEEKEND MAJORS Saturday Swish SC6,000 Guaranteed [Deep] SC55 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Teaser SC 20,000 Guaranteed [Deep] SC110 3 p.m.
Sunday – Weekend SC1,000 Guaranteed [Rebuy, Turbo] SC5.50 3:45 p.m.
Sunday Scrimmage SC 50,000 Guaranteed [Deep] SC218 5:30 p.m.
For a complete Global Poker review including an exclusive new player bonus up to $1,000, click here.
PokerStars PA and NJ
NJSCOOP heats up this week
PokerStars NJ will be running the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP) through April 27. The event guarantees players $1.2 million across the 96-event series.
NJSCOOP runs across two buy-in tiers – high and low. The $300 High Main Event features a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. The $50 Low Main Event has a $30,000 guarantee.
The vast majority of the schedule features No Limit Hold’em. But there are also some mixed games, Omaha, and Seven Card Stud tournaments.
There are other promotions and events planned as well. A $9,000 guaranteed Main Event Depositor Freeroll will run April 26, awarding 30 seats to the $300 High Main Event. Also look for numerous daily $1,000 Second Chance All-In Shootout Freerolls. These are available for players eliminated from any NJSCOOP event before they cash.
Players may also enjoy NJSCOOP Special Edition $3 Spin and Go’s. These begin running from March 31 to April 26 and award Main Event tickets. Here’s the complete schedule of events:
PokerStars NJSCOOP 2020
|46||High||NLHE [Nightly Stars - NJSCOOP Wrap-Up]||April 27, 2020||100||22000|
|46||Low||NLHE [NJSCOOP Wrap-Up]||April 27, 2020||10||4000|
|47||High||NLHE [Phase, Day 2]||April 27, 2020||100||25000|
|47||Low||NLHE [Phase, Day 2]||April 27, 2020||10||5000|
|48||High||NLHE [Wrap-up - Deep, Hyper-Turbo]||April 27, 2020||150||12000|
|48||Low||NLHE [Wrap-up - Deep, Hyper-Turbo]||April 27, 2020||15||3000|
Monday closes out PASCOOP
The PASCOOP closes out its run on Monday, April 20. The series featured $2 million guaranteed across 100 events and a few events remained. Here’s a look at the last few events.
PokerStars PASCOOP 2020
EVENT TIER TOURNAMENT DATE GAME BUYIN GUARANTEE
48 High $100 NLHE, $40K Gtd Apr 20 NLHE $ 100 $ 40,000
48 Low $10 NLHE, $8K Gtd Apr 20 NLHE $ 10 $ 8,000
49 High $100 NLHE [Phase Day 2], $50K Gtd Apr 20 NLHE $ 100 $ 50,000
49 Low $10 NLHE [Phase Day 2], $10K Gtd Apr 20 NLHE $ 10 $ 10,000
50 High $150 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, PASCOOP Wrap-Up], $20K Gtd Apr 20 NLHE $ 150 $ 20,000
50 Low $15 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, PASCOOP Wrap-Up], $5K Gtd Apr 20 NLHE $ 15 $ 5,000
For a complete PokerStars review including an exclusive $30 in free play and a new player bonus up to $600 for players in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, click here.
Big action continues in Spring Online Championships
The WSOP.com Spring Online Championships continue through May 3 with plenty of action remaining on the schedule. The series features more than $4 million in guarantees over 100 events. The series includes other daily tournaments and also a 12-event warmup series.
The Spring Online Championships are open to WSOP.com players in Nevada and New Jersey as well as 888poker players in Delaware. This offers something for every level of bankroll, with buy-ins ranging from $10 to $1,000. Highlights this week include:
- April 21 – $500 Special Tuesday Showdown with $75,000 guaranteed
- April 26 – $100 Player Appreciation with added prizes and $100,000 guaranteed
- April 26 – $320 NLHE Sunday Special Edition with $150,000 guaranteed
The $525 Main Event is set for the final Sunday of the series, May 3, and features a $300,000 guarantee. Players can also look forward to the Sunday Special Edition each week through April 26. These NLHE tournaments come with a $215 or $320 buy-in and a guarantee of at least $100,000.
WSOP.com will be holding two player appreciation tournaments on April 26 and May 3. Billed as “$100 for $100K,” each has a $100 buy-in and a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000. The WSOP is adding to the fun with extra prizes randomly awarded in a drawing. Those include:
- 2 winners – $500 cash each
- 4 winners – $250 cash each
- 10 winners – $100 cash each
It should be a big month of poker and here’s a complete schedule:
|04/27/2020||Spring OC #73 - $20,000 NLH [R&A]||$30||4:00pm PST|
|04/27/2020||Spring OC #74 - $17,500 NLH Deepstack [Re-entry]||$75||5:00pm PST|
|04/27/2020||Spring OC #75 - $15,000 NLH Monster Stack [R&A, Super Turbo] CAPPED||$50||6:00pm PST|
|04/28/2020||Spring OC #76 - $25,000 NLH [R&A]||$50||4:00pm PST|
|04/28/2020||Spring OC #77 - $125,000 NLH High Roller [Re-entry, 6-Max]||$1,000||5:00pm PST|
|04/28/2020||Spring OC #78 - $50,000 Special Tuesday Showdown [Re-entry]||$500||6:00pm PST|
|04/28/2020||Spring OC #79 - $15,000 NLH [Knockout]||$300||7:00pm PST|
|04/29/2020||Spring OC #80 - $25,000 NLH Deepstack Super Addon [R&A]||$30||4:00pm PST|
|04/29/2020||Spring OC #81 - $20,000 NLH [Re-entry]||$100||5:00pm PST|
|04/29/2020||Spring OC #82 - $15,000 NLH 8-Max [Turbo, R]||$50||6:00pm PST|
|04/30/2020||Spring OC #83 - $25,000 NLH 8-Max [R&A]||$30||4:00pm PST|
|04/30/2020||Spring OC #84 - $40,000 NLH 6-Max [Re-entry]||$250||5:00pm PST|
|04/30/2020||Spring OC #85 - $10,000 PLO 6-Max [R&A]||$50||6:00pm PST|
|05/01/2020||Spring OC #86 - $20,000 NLH [R&A]||$30||4:00pm PST|
|05/01/2020||Spring OC #87 - $30,000 NLH Monster Stack [1x Re-entry], CAPPED||$215||5:00pm PST|
|05/01/2020||Spring OC #88 - $20,000 NLH [Re-entry]||$100||6:00pm PST|
|05/02/2020||Spring OC #89 - $10,000 NLH Deepstack [R&A]||$10||3:00pm PST|
|05/02/2020||Spring OC #90 - $25,000 NLH [Re-entry]||$100||4:00pm PST|
|05/02/2020||Spring OC #91 - $12,500 NLH [Re-entry, Super Turbo]||$75||5:00pm PST|
|05/02/2020||Spring OC #92 - $30,000 NLH Saturday Special [Re-entry, 8 Max]||$250||6:00pm PST|
|05/03/2020||Spring OC #93 - $20,000 NLH Special Sunday Deepstack [R&A]||$50||12:00pm PST|
|05/03/2020||Spring OC #94 - $100,000 Player Appreciation with Added Prizes [Re-entry]||$100||1:00pm PST|
|05/03/2020||Spring OC #95 - $300,000 NLH Main Event [Re-entry]||$525||2:00pm PST|
|05/03/2020||Spring OC #96 - $30,000 NLH [Freezeout]||$215||3:00pm PST|
|05/03/2020||Spring OC #97 - $50,000 NLH Sunday 50 [R&A]||$55||4:00pm PST|
|05/03/2020||Spring OC #98 - $50,000 NLH High Roller [Re-entry]||$1,000||4:00pm PST|
|05/03/2020||Spring OC #99 - $40,000 PLO High Roller [Re-entry, 6-Max]||$500||4:00pm PST|
|05/03/2020||Spring OC #100 - $25,000 NLH Deepstack [Turbo, Re-entry]||$100||5:00pm PST|
Surprise Freerolls bring the cash throughout April
Players at WSOP.com have a shot at some free cash all month long. The site has introduced Surprise Freerolls offering prize pools up to $10,000.
These events pop up in the tournament lobby randomly multiple times weekly and offer a shot at some quick cash.
The Surprise Freerolls will continue throughout the entire month of April. Simply log in to WSOP.com on mobile or desktop now and head to the lobby for a chance to win.
WSOP.com adds to daily schedule
Players in Nevada and New Jersey received some welcome news recently. WSOP.com added to its daily tournament schedule to meet player demand.
|Daily||1 p.m.||$215||8-max Deepstack NLHE||$10,000|
|Daily||8 p.m.||$30||Turbo Deepstack NLHE||$10,000|
|Thursday||8:30 p.m.||$1,000||Turbo NLHE||$20,000|
Partypoker NJ runs $10,000 daily event
The event features a $109 buy-in with unlimited re-entries for the first two hours. The action kicks off at 7 p.m. each night
For a complete BorgataPoker review including an exclusive $20 new player signup bonus and up to a $600 deposit bonus, click here.
*** Those playing online poker can find a complete list of international online poker sites and events for the week of April 20 by clicking here. ***