PokerStars Brings Pennsylvania Players Latest PACOOP event

PokerStars Brings Pennsylvania Players Latest PACOOP event

The newest online poker event for Pennsylvania players hits the ground running this weekend when the Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker gets underway.

The latest PACOOP event from PokerStars online poker begins Sept. 19 and runs through Oct. 5 with at least $1.5 million in jackpots guaranteed.

This latest event follows on the heels of the inaugural Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker, which ran in April.

The main event in the PACOOP tournament is a $200,000 no-limit hold’em with a $300 buy-in.

Range of Events for PACOOP

The PACOOP will have 50 events with buy-ins ranging from $20 to a $500 high-roller round. The games will vary from pot-limit and no-limit Omaha variations to an 8-game mix and fixed-limit hold’em rounds, according to PokerStars.

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Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states offering online poker, including New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia and Nevada. Michigan also legalized online casinos and plans to launch them some time this year. PokerStars is the only legal online poker site in The Keystone State.

This has been a busy year for online poker overall.

RELATED: Online Poker Sees Increase In United States, Study Shows

The World Series of Poker is holding an online event to mark its 50th anniversary, in lieu of the WSOP Championships lead-in events that would normally be taking place at brick-and-mortar casinos. Those casinos have been reopening in recent months after concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to shut down all around the country. The WSOP 50th anniversary event concludes Sept. 27.

The same organization brought players the WSOP Summer Series event that ended on Aug. 23.

The World Poker Tour, Partypoker and Borgata are teaming up for a new event, the WPT Online Borgata Series, which runs through Sept. 21.

Pennsylvania’s Mount Airy Casino reported $2,986,498 in poker revenue (rake and tournament fees) in July 2020. And the online poker intake in New Jersey (or peer-to-peer) was $3,035,003 in August, according to figures released on Monday by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement. Pennsylvania’s August figures are not out yet.

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