PACOOP 2020 A Success, Next Up New Jersey

By Ben Hamill - October 12 2020

PACOOP 2020 A Success, Next Up New Jersey

Thanks to Canadian online Poker and iGaming operator PokerStars, online Poker is thriving in regulated U.S. states such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania. With the second edition of PokerStars’ Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker (PACOOP) declared a successful annual Poker tournament series wrap, the operator now looks ahead to the New Jersey instalment of the smash-hit event.

Staged from September 19 through October 5, this year’s PACOOP guaranteed prize money reached all the way past a phenomenal $2 million mark – more than $500k more than the prize money on offer during the inaugural edition of the tournament, which edition was hosted in 2019. Almost every event that formed part of this year’s edition officially met quota, the operator has proudly confirmed – with an incredible 50 events done and dusted and hosted with amazing success.

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PACOOP A Massive Success

The highlight of the event was obviously the 2020 PACOOP Main Event – offering an incredible $200,000 prize pool to the final table finishers of the Main Event alone. And after 1,013 entries made their way into the highlight-event of the tournament, this amount increased even further – and all the way up to a phenomenal $283,640.

Now that the Pennsylvania tournament was once again declared a stellar success – not unlike the 2019 inaugural edition of PACOOP – the time recently arrived for PokerStars to turn their full attention to the upcoming New Jersey edition of the exciting competition, which tournament officially kicked off on October 10. 


The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker will follow the same super successful recipe than what did the Pennsylvania edition – with only a few changes applying.

Changes include a slightly smaller prize pool but mitigated by a slightly higher number of events about to be played through October 26. The $1 million prize pool will be earned and guaranteed across an impressive total of 54 events – 4 more than the number events played as part of the Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker.

What’s more, not only will the New Jersey schedule make room for more events to be played than that of Pennsylvania, but the events scheduled will also offer to players more variety in terms of the formats on offer. Standard No-Limit Hold’em Poker events will be joined by a variety of other add-on styles – including turbo options, short-handed tables, Badugi, H.O.R.S.E. There will also be more progressive knockouts forming part of the NJCOOP than what were on offer in the Pennsylvania edition of the competition.

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