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  • PASCOOP is returning with 120 events and $2 million GTD prize money on Sunday, April 18PokerStars PA remains the sole card room in Pennsylvania two years since online poker launched in the state
  • The card room has hosted no fewer than 11 poker tournament and series in the Keystone State

This Sunday, April 18, PokerStars is back with yet another PASCOOP series that will feature $2M in GTD prize money and 120 events.

PASCOOP Returns on Sunday 

PokerStars continues to drive interest in the poker ecosystems in Pennsylvania as the sole company presently operating on the market. In light of this, the card room is running a series of worthwhile events and not least the upcoming PokerStars Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker (PASCOOP), which will run a solid $2 million prize pool. The festival is kicking off on SundayApril 18

This is anticipated to be the biggest series since poker launched online in the Keystone State in 2019, and the company expects a strong turnup of players. There will be a total of 120 individual tournaments, improving on the previous edition when the company ran with 100 events.

In anticipation of the growing interest in competitive poker in the Keystone State, PokerStars has also brought on two new ambassadors who are locals, with Mark “naigo1” Foresta and Keith “AccidentalGrenade” Becker drumming up interest for the upcoming events.

They will be streaming the event through their dedicated Twitch channels, boosting awareness and hopefully eliciting a stronger response from poker aficionados in Pennsylvania. 

Numerous Events to Participate In

PokerStars is now looking to beat the 2020 total prize pools collected through entry fees. The last event posted a healthy $3.2 million in total prize money, and PokerStars will be looking to naturally improve on that number. Back in 2020, there were 3388 entrants vying in the Main Event alone, with $462,521 generated in prizes. 

There will be many events to pick from, but the Main Events will surely be worth visiting. There are three sub-categories of Main Events you can join with the Mini ($30 buy-in, $20,000 GTD), Mid ($75 buy-in, $40,000 GTD), and High ($300 buy-in, $200,000), all proving tempting opportunities for local players.

In addition, the company is running six other events that have a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000 or more. The High Roller event will feature a $10,000 GTD Sunday Special that you will be able to enjoy. 

To add more spice to the upcoming poker bonanza, PokerStars is also planning to run a whole lot of different game formats, including No-Limit Hold ’em, Heads Up Zoom Progressive KO, and Win the Button Tournament, among others. 

PokerStars PA Remains a Force for Good

Even better, the 120 events offer very flexible entry limits ranging from only $5 all the way up to $2,000 per single event. You are free to join and try to win any of the events you want to on the schedule. 

Addressing PokerStars’ monopoly status, the card room has gone above and beyond for the community, developing and launching 11 independent tournament series. With this said, the Keystone State is probably ready to welcome more card rooms and add even more competition to the market, hopefully driving better player numbers.

Right now, WSOP PA and BetMGM PA are both expected to launch at some point this year, providing a breath of fresh air. Previously, GGPoker obtained a license in the state, but only as a supplier. 

PokerStars is currently facing a lawsuit in Kentucky, where the state is looking for $1.3 billion for what it considers the card room’s illegal operations between 2007 and 2011.

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