Michigan, New Jersey USA SCOOP Series At PokerStars Features $3 Million In Guarantees

Written By Blaise Bourgeois on March 15, 2023

New Jersey and Michigan online poker players rejoice! The PokerStars 2023 USA SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) is set to take place from March 17 through April 3, and it promises to deliver plenty of fun, excitement, and cold hard cash.

In fact, this will be the largest tournament series prize pool PokerStars has ever offered in the US market.

The 2023 version in the is particularly noteworthy and unique as this will be the first time that SCOOP will be shared across the player pools of PokerStars MI and NJ. This, of course, will create larger player pools that allow PokerStars to offer a massive $3 million guaranteed prize pool across three weeks of action.

SCOOP was previously available separately in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey. Pennsylvania will have its own PASCOOP series offering $2 million in guarantees.

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Michigan, New Jersey combined USA SCOOP Series details

The PokerStars MI/NJ USA SCOOP series will feature a wide range of tournaments in three separate buy-in levels: Low, Medium, and High. In fact, PokerStars is offering $9,500 across three ‘Champion at Every Level’ leaderboards with every SCOOP event, excluding satellites, included in the rankings. 

“We’re thrilled to announce our largest series guarantee ever to players in the US,” said Severin Rasset, Managing Director of PokerStars in the US, in a press release. “We’ve made a concerted effort to ensure that this series is accessible to all players by curating an inclusive schedule with a wide range of buy-ins. Our aim is to provide everyone with the opportunity to compete for a coveted SCOOP trophy.”

The headliner of the PokerStars MI/NJ SCOOP series will undoubtedly be the $300 Main Event, which will boast a whopping $300,000 guaranteed prize pool. This will take place on Sunday, April 2.

Michigan online poker players can either buy directly into the Main Event or attempt to qualify via satellite, with satellites starting from just $1. In addition, there are $3 SCOOP Spin & Go’s and freerolls for those who make a qualifying deposit.

In addition to the headliner, both MI/NJ SCOOP and PASCOOP will provide 42 unique trophy events, with buy-ins ranging from $10 to $2,500 for the low, middle, and high levels. If the $300 buy-in, $300K GTD Main Event is too rich for your blood, there’s also the $50 buy-in, $50K Mini Main Event.

If High Rollers are more your thing, there’s a $2,500 buy-in, $125K Main Event with your name on it. Perhaps you’ll play all three!

That’s not the only exciting event that’s going down as PokerStars will host three separate PokerStars MI/NJ SCOOP Sunday Specials on March 19. They’ll carry guarantees of $20K, $125K and $100K. 

There’s also the KO Special Championship the following Sunday, March 26, for all you who love playing bounty tournaments. 

PokerStars MI-NJ SCOOP schedule

Here’s the full schedule for the PokerStars MI/NJ SCOOP series.

Date Event
17-Mar 01-H: $200 8-Game [8-Game Championship], $20K Gtd
17-Mar 01-L: $20 8-Game , $4K Gtd
17-Mar 01-M: $50 8-Game , $7.5K Gtd
17-Mar 02-H: $250 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo Night Fight], $25K Gtd
17-Mar 02-L: $30 NLHE , $7.5K Gtd
17-Mar 02-M: $100 NLHE , $15K Gtd
18-Mar 03-H: $250 NLHE [Kickoff Championship], $75K Gtd
18-Mar 03-L: $30 NLHE , $15K Gtd
18-Mar 03-M: $100 NLHE , $40K Gtd
18-Mar 04-H: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $25K Gtd
18-Mar 04-L: $10 NLHE , $4K Gtd
18-Mar 04-M: $30 NLHE , $10K Gtd
18-Mar 05-H: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $20K Gtd
19-Mar 06-H: $100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm Up], $20K Gtd
19-Mar 06-L: $10 NLHE , $4K Gtd
19-Mar 06-M: $30 NLHE , $10K Gtd
19-Mar 07-M: $100 NLHE [Sunday Special Championship], $125K Gtd
19-Mar 07-H: $500 NLHE , $100K Gtd
19-Mar 07-L: $10 NLHE , $20K Gtd
19-Mar 08-H: $200 NLHE [Turbo, Sunday Second Chance], $30K Gtd
19-Mar 08-L: $20 NLHE , $7.5K Gtd
19-Mar 08-M: $50 NLHE , $12.5K Gtd
20-Mar 11-L: $10 Razz [Mixed Game Monday: Razz], $1K Gtd
20-Mar 09-H: $300 NLHE [6-Max, Battle Royale Championship], $50K Gtd
20-Mar 09-L: $30 NLHE , $10K Gtd
20-Mar 09-M: $100 NLHE , $25K Gtd
20-Mar 10-H: $100 PLO8 [PLO8], $12.5K Gtd
20-Mar 10-L: $10 PLO8 , $2.5K Gtd
20-Mar 10-M: $30 PLO8 , $5K Gtd
21-Mar 12-H: $1,000 NLHE [Freezeout Championship], $60K Gtd
21-Mar 13-H: $100 NLHE [Progressive KO, 6-Max Big KO], $20K Gtd
21-Mar 12-M: $250 NLHE , $30K Gtd
21-Mar 13-M: $30 NLHE , $12.5K Gtd
21-Mar 12-L: $100 NLHE , $20K Gtd
21-Mar 13-L: $10 NLHE , $5K Gtd
22-Mar 14-H: $200 PLO [PLO Championship], $20K Gtd
22-Mar 14-L: $20 PLO , $5K Gtd
22-Mar 14-M: $50 PLO , $10K Gtd
22-Mar 15-H: $250 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo Storm], $30K Gtd
22-Mar 15-L: $30 NLHE , $10K Gtd
22-Mar 15-M: $100 NLHE , $25K Gtd
23-Mar 18-L: $10 NLHE [Rebuy + Addon], $5K Gtd
23-Mar 16-H: $250 NLHE [Total KO Thrill], $35K Gtd
23-Mar 16-L: $25 NLHE , $4K Gtd
23-Mar 16-M: $100 NLHE , $10K Gtd
23-Mar 17-H: $100 NLHE [4-Max], $20K Gtd
23-Mar 17-L: $10 NLHE , $4K Gtd
23-Mar 17-M: $30 NLHE , $8K Gtd
24-Mar 18-M: $30 NLHE , $12K Gtd
24-Mar 19-H: $500 NLHE [7-Max, Friday Night Championship], $50K Gtd
24-Mar 19-L: $50 NLHE , $12.5K Gtd
24-Mar 19-M: $200 NLHE , $30K Gtd
24-Mar 20-H: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Win the Button], $20K Gtd
24-Mar 20-L: $10 NLHE , $4K Gtd
24-Mar 20-M: $30 NLHE , $8K Gtd
25-Mar 18-H: $100 NLHE , $30K Gtd
25-Mar 21-L: $30 NLHE [Turbo, KO Special Trainer], $7.5K Gtd
25-Mar 21-H: $250 NLHE , $30K Gtd
25-Mar 21-M: $100 NLHE , $15K Gtd
25-Mar 05-M: $30 NLHE , $10K Gtd
26-Mar 22-H: $100 NLHE [Marathon], $15K Gtd
26-Mar 22-L: $10 NLHE , $3K Gtd
26-Mar 22-M: $30 NLHE , $7.5K Gtd
26-Mar 23-M: $200 NLHE [KO Special Championship], $125K Gtd
26-Mar 23-H: $1,000 NLHE , $100K Gtd
26-Mar 23-L: $20 NLHE , $20K Gtd
26-Mar 24-L: $10 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Supersonic Sendoff], $3K Gtd
26-Mar 24-H: $100 NLHE , $15K Gtd
26-Mar 24-M: $30 NLHE , $6K Gtd
27-Mar 11-M: $30 PL Badugi [Progressive KO, Mixed Game Monday: PL Badugi], $2K Gtd
27-Mar 25-H: $100 PLO [Progressive KO, PLO Royale], $10K Gtd
27-Mar 25-L: $10 PLO , $2.5K Gtd
27-Mar 25-M: $30 PLO , $5K Gtd
27-Mar 26-M: $100 NLHE [Classic 9-Max], $15K Gtd
27-Mar 26-H: $250 NLHE , $30K Gtd
27-Mar 26-L: $30 NLHE , $5K Gtd
28-Mar 27-H: $1,000 NLHE [Super Tuesday Championship], $75K Gtd
28-Mar 27-L: $50 NLHE , $25K Gtd
28-Mar 27-M: $250 NLHE , $60K Gtd
28-Mar 28-H: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Adrenaline], $20K Gtd
28-Mar 28-L: $10 NLHE , $5K Gtd
28-Mar 28-M: $30 NLHE , $8K Gtd
29-Mar 29-H: $300 NLHE [6-Max, Storm Championship], $50K Gtd
29-Mar 29-L: $30 NLHE , $10K Gtd
29-Mar 29-M: $100 NLHE , $25K Gtd
29-Mar 30-H: $100 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive Total KO, 5-Max TKO], $12.5K Gtd
29-Mar 30-L: $10 NLHE , $5K Gtd
29-Mar 30-M: $30 NLHE , $10K Gtd
29-Mar 31-H: $100 5-Card PLO [5-Card PLO], $5K Gtd
30-Mar 32-H: $500 NLHE [Thrill Championship], $70K Gtd
30-Mar 32-L: $50 NLHE , $20K Gtd
30-Mar 32-M: $200 NLHE , $40K Gtd
30-Mar 33-H: $100 FL 2-7 Triple Draw [Triple Draw], $5K Gtd
30-Mar 33-L: $10 FL 2-7 Triple Draw , $1K Gtd
30-Mar 33-M: $30 FL 2-7 Triple Draw , $2K Gtd
30-Mar 31-M: $30 5-Card PLO , $2K Gtd
31-Mar 34-H: $250 NLHE [Progressive KO, 7-Max Big KO’s], $40K Gtd
31-Mar 34-L: $25 NLHE , $5K Gtd
31-Mar 34-M: $100 NLHE , $15K Gtd
31-Mar 35-H: $100 NLHE [Turbo, Main Event Trainer], $20K Gtd
31-Mar 35-L: $10 NLHE , $4K Gtd
31-Mar 31-L: $10 5-Card PLO , $1K Gtd
31-Mar 35-M: $30 NLHE , $10K Gtd
1-Apr 36-H: $250 NLHE [Deepstack Championship], $35K Gtd
1-Apr 36-L: $30 NLHE , $8.5K Gtd
1-Apr 36-M: $100 NLHE , $22.5K Gtd
1-Apr 37-H: $100 NLHE [Main Event Parlay], $15K Gtd
1-Apr 37-L: $10 NLHE , $3K Gtd
1-Apr 37-M: $30 NLHE , $6.5K Gtd
1-Apr 05-L: $10 NLHE , $5K Gtd
2-Apr 38-M: $300 NLHE [Main Event], $300K Gtd
2-Apr 38-L: $50 NLHE [Mini Main Event], $50K Gtd
2-Apr 38-H: $2,500 NLHE [High Roller Main Event], $125K Gtd
2-Apr 39-H: $200 NLHE [Turbo, Main Second Chance], $35K Gtd
2-Apr 39-L: $20 NLHE , $7.5K Gtd
2-Apr 39-M: $50 NLHE , $15K Gtd
2-Apr 40-H: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Adrenaline PKO], $15K Gtd
2-Apr 40-L: $10 NLHE , $5K Gtd
2-Apr 40-M: $30 NLHE , $7.5K Gtd
3-Apr 42-H: $100 NLHE [Phase II, Championship], $125K Gtd
3-Apr 42-L: $10 NLHE , $30K Gtd
3-Apr 11-H: $100 HORSE [Mixed Game Monday: HORSE], $5K Gtd
3-Apr 42-M: $30 NLHE , $45K Gtd
3-Apr 41-H: $250 NLHE [The Closer], $50K Gtd
3-Apr 41-L: $30 NLHE , $12.5K Gtd
3-Apr 41-M: $100 NLHE , $30K Gtd

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Blaise Bourgeois hails from Rochester, NY and currently covers a range of topics in the legal gambling industry. Blaise is a long-time editor for OneFootball and a two-time men’s and women’s Olympic soccer statistician and researcher for NBC. He also plays and reports on poker, covering prestigious events including EPT Barcelona, the Mediterranean Poker Party, and WSOP Europe. Blaise studied sport management and sports analytics in graduate school at St. John’s University. He also studied mathematics and computer science at SUNY Purchase, where he played collegiate soccer and went on to play several seasons of semi-professional soccer in New York and Florida.

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