PACOOP Coming to PokerStars Pennsylvania
PokerStars is officially live and operating 24-7 in Pennsylvania. On Friday, the company announced that its popular Championship of Online Poker (COOP) series if coming to the Keystone State. The inaugural Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker (PACOOP) will run from November 30th through December 16th and feature $1 million in guarantees.
PACOOP Coming November 30th
PokerStars began operations in Pennsylvania last week and it didn’t take long for the company to announce their first major online poker tournament series in the Keystone State. Fox Bet issued a press release on Friday announcing that the first PA Championship of Online Poker will kick off on November 30th and run through December 16th at PokerStars.bet.
The event will feature 50 poker tournaments ranging in buy-ins from $30 to $750. Each event will have satellites that players can use to enter starting at just $1. The series will feature multiple daily events with a total guarantee of $1 Million. The $300 Main Event will run on December 15th and feature a guarantee of $100,000.
According to Fox Bet President Matt Primeaux, “The Championship of Online Poker, or COOP, is one of our most prestigious events and we’re proud to give Pennsylvania its own. Players in PA have already shown their excitement for PokerStars so we took things to the next level with a $1 million series guarantee and plenty of ways to get in on the action.”
Special Offers to Award Multiple PACOOP Tickets
Like any COOP series offered by PokerStars, players will have plenty of opportunities to enter events through single-table or multi-table satellites. In addition to standard satellites, PokerStars PA also has a couple of special offers for players.
Main Event Depositors Freeroll – PA poker players making a deposit of $50 or more before 1:50 PM ET on December 15th will get an entry into the Main Event Depositor Freeroll. The freeroll will be held at 2 PM ET on December 15th and will award 25 Main Event tickets. The total prize pool will be worth $7,500.
Second Chance Freerolls – For players who enter PACOOP events and bust out before the money, they will get an entry into special Second Chance freeroll events. These events will run daily at 6 PM from December 1st through 16th. The exception is Sundays when the freeroll runs at 3 PM ET. Every freeroll tournament will award PACOOP event tickets and satellite tickets. The total prize pool will be $1,250 per event.
According to PokerStars PA Ambassador Jennifer Shahade, “I’m thrilled to see PokerStars’ COOP coming to Pennsylvania this December, giving PA players the chance to play in a world-renowned poker series and vie for titles. Having online poker in Pennsylvania has been amazing so far. I felt chills playing my very first Sunday session, and there was such a buzz at the tables. I can’t wait to see everyone battling to be the first PokerStars PA champion.”
You Don’t Have to Live in PA But You Must Be Inside the State to Play
If you want to play in the PACOOP, but don’t live in Pennsylvania, no problem! All you have to do to play in these events is take a short trip to Pennsylvania. Like all regulated poker sites in the United States, PokerStars PA uses geolocation software to track your physical location. As long as you have a Wi-Fi connection in Pennsylvania, you can play.
The PACOOP is a historic event for regulated PA online poker and one that players should not miss. To learn more about the series, login to the PokerStars PA client or head over to PokerStars.bet and click on the appropriate link.