PokerStars SCOOP Series Extends, Grows to $135 Million

Extended until May 31, the total guarantees for SCOOP has now been increased to a whopping $135 million.

PokerStars’ Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) series has been extended by another 12 days meaning the total guarantees for the series have now gone up to a staggering $135 million, up from $95 million.

There are now a total of 372 tournaments, an increase of another 132 tournaments.

Notable additions to the schedule include:

  • SCOOP 91-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO], $750K GTD on May 23 at 13:00 ET
  • SCOOP 96-L: $55 NLHE [2nd Chance Main Event] $1M GTD on May 24 at 13:00 ET
  • SCOOP 121-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Million SE] $2.5M GTD on May 31 at 13:00 ET

The full schedule is out on the PokerStars client.

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With total guarantees of $135 million, SCOOP now outstrips GGPoker’s $100 million guaranteed WSOP Super Circuit series.

That series has nearly 600 tournaments scheduled including 18 WSOP Ring events.

The series is also set to outpace Partypoker’s Powerfest series that had paid out close to $125 million across a staggering 1861 tournaments.

PokerStars SCOOP now runs until May 31. Satellites are running daily for as low as 30 cents.

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PokerStars Launches New Interactive Hub Feature “The Rail” in the UK

PokerStars has unveiled yet another industry-first new innovative feature to its online poker platform in the UK dubbed “The Rail.”

The Rail is an interactive hub located within the PokerStars client where players are provided with personalized content allowing them to keep up to date with their favorite activities, events and content.

There are various widgets included in the Rail ranging from Twitch to social media accounts Youtube and Twitter to PokerStars own coaching platform PokerStars School.

It basically acts as a social media news feed for poker along with many other cool and interesting stuff such as a list of all recent big winners, new PokerStars promotions, games or new challenges, personalized game videos, recent games played, link to PokerStars Podcast, PokerStars School videos-all put together in one single place.

So for example, if a PokerStars ambassador is streaming on Twitch or a new Podcast has been released or a new game has been launched, players will be able to access all this information in this interactive hub.

Along with the Rail, PokerStars has also launched Throwables in the UK market, allowing players to throw virtual items at their opponents.

PokerStars had been trialing Throwables in the Italian market for a while but now this cool fun feature has officially been launched with new items including Fireworks, Tissue boxes.

Also included in the list of items is Alarm Bell but players will have to complete some challenges to unlock this item.

More items are expected to be included in the future including fish, ice bucket, rose, card deck, and more.

The Rail and Throwables are currently available in the UK and will launch in other markets in the coming months.

“One of the best parts of the job is bringing our players something that is brand new, unique and which adds to their excitement every time they visit PokerStars,” said Severin Rasset, Managing Director and Commercial Officer of Poker at The Stars Group International.

“We have been working on The Rail behind the scenes for some time to get it just right and we can’t wait to see the difference personalised content makes to the PokerStars experience. This is the first step and we will continue to see new additions and regular updates as this unfolds,” Rasset added.

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