The 2023 PokerStars US SCOOP will be the largest to history, giving $5 million in prizes across more than 250 events across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Michigan.
PokerStars US has announced the highest prize pool in the series’ history for the upcoming USA Spring Championship of Online Poker (USA SCOOP). The 2023 US SCOOP will begin on March 17 and take place on the PokerStars PA and PokerStars MI and NJ networks, with $5,000,000 in guarantees spread across 252 tournaments.
The series will run for a number of weeks, culminating on April 3. As previously disclosed, players in Pennsylvania will fight for $2,000,000 while those in the New Jersey/Michigan shared liquidity pool will battle for a total of $3,000,000 in guarantees.
As usual, both casual and high-stakes players will have the opportunity to participate, with buy-ins ranging from $10 to $2500 for high-stakes events. There are also a multitude of online satellites running continuously, allowing participants to earn SCOOP 2023 tickets for as cheap as $1.
PokerStars US SCOOP 2023 Summary
|PA||MI – NJ (SL)|
|Main Event GTD||$200,000||$300,000|
U.S. SCOOP 2023 Highlights
The event schedule has been set with all players in mind. According to PokerStars US Managing Director Severing Rasset, there was a concerted effort to give players with the greatest online poker experience imaginable.
Rasset said, “We are happy to announce the greatest series guarantee ever offered to American players.” “We’ve made a concentrated effort to make this series accessible to all participants by selecting a schedule with a variety of buy-ins. Our goal is to give everyone a chance to compete for the coveted SCOOP trophy.”
USASCOOP 2023 will utilize the well-known three-orbit system, with similar events running at Low, Medium, and High buy-in levels. On each network, there are 126 events, with 41 individual tournaments having varying buy-in amounts.
Moreover, there are three Major Events occurring on both sites on April 3:
$300 Main Event (two-day event): $300k GTD in Michigan — New Jersey and $200k GTD in Pennsylvania.
$50 Mini Main Event: $50k GTD in SL and $35k GTD in PA
$2500 High Roller Main Event: $125,000 GTC in Michigan — New Jersey and $100,000 GTC in Pennsylvania
In addition, players will have the opportunity to compete in several Hold’em tournaments and a range of non-Hold’em events, including PLO, PLO8, Razz, 2-7 Triple Draw, and more. Obviously, the popular PKO format will also be represented.
Moreover, there will be Casino Races per State, with 90 awards available at each level.
Satellites Operating Continuously
As always, PokerStars PA and PokerStars US app users will have abundant opportunities to win SCOOP seats at a fraction of the buy-in. In addition to the April 2 Depositor’s Freeroll satellite, many hundred satellites with a $1 buy-in are also scheduled.
For Spin & Go enthusiasts, PokerStars PA and PokerStars MI — NJ will conduct $3 Spin & Go tournaments with an admission into the $300 Main Event as the top prize.
Overall, with $5,000,000 guaranteed across the board and more than 250 prized SCOOP trophies up for grabs, the 2023 Championship has the potential to be the best yet. Again, the action begins on March 17, so make sure you’re registered and ready to go when it does!