SCOOPs coming to Pennsylvania and New Jersey in AprilApril 3, 2020 12:59 pm
Online poker numbers are soaring during the COVID-19 pandemic with Pennsylvania and New Jersey launching Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) to meet the demand.
In Pennsylvania, the first-ever PASCOOP is scheduled to run from April 4-20 by Pokerstars. There are 50 events on the schedule divided into high and low tiers, totalling 100 tournaments altogether. The high and low tier opens up PASCOOP tournaments to poker players of all budgets.
For example, on day one of PASCOOP, April 4, there are two PASCOOP Warm-up tournaments. In the high tier the tournament has a $100 buy-in and $50,000 guarantee, while in the low tier the tournament has a $10 buy-in and a $10,000 guarantee.
Thanks to the two tiers, buy-ins in the PASCOOP range from $5 to $500.
The main event at PASCOOP is also divided into two tiers, with both scheduled for Sunday, April 19. In the high tiers the main event has a $300 buy-in and a $200,000 guarantee, while in the low tier the buy-in is $50 with a $50,000 guarantee.
In New Jersey the NJSCOOP runs from April 11-27 and has the same low tier, high tier setup as the PASCOOP. The NJSCOOP will have 48 events and 96 different tournaments. The buy-ins at NJSCOOP will range from $5 to $1,000.
It all gets underway on April 11 with a NJSCOOP Warm-up. In the low tier the buy-in is $10 with a $5000 guarantee and in the high tier the buy-in is $100 with a $20,000 guarantee.
If you’re wondering what the $1,000 buy-in tournament is it’s a $1,000 No-Limit High Roller tournament on April 21 with a $45,000 guarantee. The low tier high roller on the same day has a $100 buy-in with a $27,500 guarantee.
The NJSCOOP Main event is scheduled for Sunday, April 26. In the high tier it has a $300 buy-in with a $100,000 guarantee, and in the low tier it has a $50 buy-in with a $30,000 guarantee.