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More than $1 million guaranteed and 27 events scheduled for first NJ Spring Championship Of Online Poker

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – April 26, 2016 – With $1.1 million in guaranteed prize money, the first-ever PokerStars New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP) will be the richest online series ever held in the region, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, revealed today. The first NJSCOOP will take place from May 15-29 featuring 27 events across two stakes (Low and High), meaning a total of 54 tournaments will be on offer.

The 15-day schedule features a wide range of tournaments at a variety of different buy-ins to suit players of all bankrolls. The prestigious two-day NL Hold’em Main Event will feature buy-ins of $50 (Low) and $500 (High) with guaranteed prize pools of $30,000 and $200,000 respectively. Daily online qualifiers to all the events are running now at, with satellites starting from just $1.

”The global PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is one of the must-play poker events of the year,” said Chris Moneymaker, a legendary figure in poker and a member of Team PokerStars Pro. “It’s awesome that it’s coming to New Jersey so that players in the region can experience the exciting tournament structures and the thrill that comes with chasing a major tournament title and big prize money. I can’t wait to play in the first NJSCOOP and I plan to stream most of my play live on Twitch. I would love to win a title in its debut year.”


PokerStars NJSCOOP players can also compete for Leader Board prizes and the Player of the Series award, with points awarded on a sliding scale for cashing in events. The most successful and consistent players across both stakes will also be rewarded for their achievements with more than $10,000 in prizes to be given away. The overall leaderboard winner will receive a trophy, a special live event ticket and $2,000 cash. The live event ticket will be for an exciting to-be-announced live event. Other cash prizes are available for players who make the leaderboard.

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About PokerStars New Jersey

PokerStars NJ is the locally operated version of the world’s most popular online poker site, PokerStars. At, players physically present in New Jersey can experience and enjoy the same world class gameplay, customer service, and game integrity that PokerStars has offered globally for almost 15 years.

PokerStars NJ operates in conjunction with its partner, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, and offers both poker and casino games online at to players who are physically located in the state.

PokerStars NJ uses globally established age and location verification protections, player fund protection through account segregation, and responsible gaming practices to oversee and control player activity.

PokerStars NJ is ultimately owned by Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA). Amaya US Services Limited, a subsidiary of Amaya Inc., is the internet gaming operator of Resorts Digital Gaming LLC (d/b/a "Resorts"), which is authorized and regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.  

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