PokerStars Extends SCOOP To End Of May

By Ben Hamill - May 18 2020
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PokerStars Extends SCOOP To End Of May

PokerStars is going to town with bells and whistles on with its now-extended 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). The operator last week announced that not only will it be extending its SCOOP by very close to two additional weeks of play, but also that it has boosted the total guaranteed prize money by a piping-hot $50 million.

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Originally scheduled to draw to a close on May 19, the online Spring championship has now been extended to run all the way through May 31st instead. When talking the number of tournaments added to the schedule, the official number is a whopping 132 extras added. As for the new total guaranteed prize pool, $135 million is the new golden figure.

Stay At Home With SCOOP

SCOOP is of course a popular instalment on the annual online Poker calendar and is as a matte of fact one of the two largest online Poker tournaments run by PokerStars each year. The other is the world-famous World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP).

Online Poker has been a popular pastime for quite some time, and now that folks are basically mostly staying home very close to 24/7, SCOOP’s popularity ratings have shot through the roof. In fact, this has proved true of all global online Poker traffic. With the situation being what it currently is, there will have been to the creative collective mind behind PokerStars online tournaments have been no time like the present for upping the already high ante by even more.

That nearly every last tournament played online to date has completely outperformed its starting guarantee has without a doubt set the scene for super-success. Some tournaments have even resulted in a double up of the relevant guarantee, with only very few having had some form of overlay.

More Entries – More Prize Money

As at May 14, the number of completed SCOOP tournaments stood at a grand total of 177 – obviously with dozens more running between then and now. Probably the most amazing bit of all is that ever since SCOOP kicked off at the beginning of the month, more than 1.2 million entries have been processed – not to mention even prize pools to the tune of $80.5 million paid out across those events. Well in excess of $11.5 million of the money paid out to date was paid out in first-place prize money.

A definite upcoming highlight is the two-tiered Sunday Million special edition to be played on the new final day of the 2020 SCOOP. The higher of the two tiers will cost $1,050 and comes with a fantastic $1.5 million prize-money guarantee. 

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