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It’s every online poker tournament player’s dream to win a Spring Championship of Online Poker title, especially now that we have prestige badges. With a SCOOP one on display, everyone you play against from then on will know you’re a legend.

Cement your legend status with a SCOOP badge

The epic series kicks off on Sunday, April 4 with 25 days of action and $100 million in guaranteed prize pools.

But while there are three buy-in tiers for each event suiting every bankroll (from $2.20 to $25,000), it’s always exciting to win your way into a big event that you wouldn’t normally play.

So how can you win your way into SCOOP 2021 for cheap?

Here are some of the SCOOP offers currently running.

SCOOP Fast Track

Imagine sitting down in one of the biggest online tournaments of the year, battling against some of the world’s best players for a seven-figure payday.

With the SCOOP Fast Track, you might not have to imagine. It’s a qualification route to the $10,300 SCOOP Main Event-H starting at just $1.

Players can qualify for the Main Event by participating in up to four daily ‘Steps’ tournaments.

  • Step 1 – $1 Sit & Go Tournament (12 players)
  • Step 2 – $11 Sit & Go Tournament (21 players)
  • Step 3 – $109 Multi-Table Tournament (Step 3 tickets can also be used to enter the SCOOP Main Event-L)
  • Step 4 – $1,050 Multi-Table Tournament (Step 4 tickets can also be used to enter the SCOOP Main Event-M)

If you win at one Step, you’ll receive a ticket to the next. You’ll then find your shiny new ticket under ‘Tournament Tickets’ in ‘My Stars’. You don’t have to start at $1 if you’d rather skip ahead as players can buy-in directly at any Step, including Step 4.

Search Fast Track in the PokerStars Lobby for events.


SCOOP Spin & Go’s

Special SCOOP Spin & Go’s are running right now and will be right through until April 25.

The $4 and $22 SCOOP spins are in the Spin & Go lobby

With buy-ins of $4 and $22, you can win cash prizes or tournament tickets right up to the $10,300 Main Event, which takes place on April 25.

You can play unlimited SCOOP Spin & Go’s but you’ll only be eligible to win one $10,300 SCOOP Main Event entry. The first entry you win will automatically register you for the event (so don’t show up late!) and if you’re able to win a second, it will be transferred to T$ (tournament money).

Best of luck in the spins!

SCOOP Ticket Machine

From 00:00 ET on Sunday, April 4, the SCOOP Ticket Machine will be awarding SCOOP entries when you play tournaments on the PokerStars schedule.

There are three daily draws: one for Low, one for Medium, and one for High. The type of entry you’re in with a shot of winning depends on the tournament buy-in:

  • Low: any scheduled tournament with a buy-in between $2.20-$22
  • Medium: any scheduled tournament with a buy-in between $22.01-$215
  • High: any scheduled tournament with a buy-in higher than $215.01

You will receive your entry once you’ve been eliminated from an eligible tournament, or after you’ve finished in one of the top places.

You must be opted-in to the SCOOP Ticket Machine promotion to be in with a chance though, so make sure you do that on Sunday.

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