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$40m guaranteed across 46 events – another millionaire to be made

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – May 6, 2015 – The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker is just four days away, and with the largest ever schedule – 46 events, 138 tournaments – the world’s richest online tournament championship looks set to break records once again. SCOOP 2015 runs from May 10-24 and is seeking to top last year’s record prize total of $81,222,158.66 over the 16 days of competition.

The highlight will be the two-day Main Event that starts May 24, with buy-ins of $109 (L), $1,050 (M) and $10,300 (H). More than 2,000 tickets (worth over $400,000) to the SCOOP Main Event tournaments will be given away on May 22 in a SCOOP All-in Shootout Deposit Raffle as part of the PokerStars Makes Millionaires campaign and the winner of the $10,300 Main Event will be guaranteed at least $1 million. For information about how to qualify for the Deposit Raffle, go to


In addition, every one of the 138 tournaments has satellite qualifiers, meaning players can participate in SCOOP from just $0.11 or 1 FPP. Players can go to Main Lobby > Online Events > SCOOP in the PokerStars lobby to find the satellites.


SCOOP 2015 will reward the most consistent performers across the Championship with additional prizes, including more than $75,000 in World Championship of Online Poker 2015 tournament tickets, $20,000 in cash, and for the overall Leader Board winner, a PCA 2016 package. See for a detailed breakdown of prizes.


SCOOP 2015 is the seventh year of the Championship, which means some big numbers and statistics have racked up over a total of 681 tournaments. Check out the attached ‘SCOOP all-time stats’ PDF for some key information and the SCOOP website – – for updated figures as the latest Championship unfolds.

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PokerStars is the key brand of Rational Group, which operates gaming-related businesses and brands, including PokerStars, Full Tilt and the European Poker Tour. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Rational Group companies in the UK and Isle of Man won recognition as one of the best workplaces in the UK being awarded a top 25 position by the Great Place to Work Institute’s Best Workplaces – Large category rankings. Rational Group entities in Costa Rica and Dublin also achieved the same accolade in their respective local rankings in 2014. PokerStars is owned by Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA).

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