PokerStars Breaks Record For Prize Pools In A Single Day
The highly anticipated Main Event of the PokerStars Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) started on 21st of May and this helped the room break its own record prize pool distributed in a single day. The combined prizes this Sunday reached the incredible $39 million.
Record Break Down
The SCOOP Main Event contributed the most over with over $6 million thanks to a total of 693 entries, just over $10k each. The Sunday majors and the thousands of satellites for various events made up the rest.
It’s no surprise to see the biggest SCOOP event hit such an insane prize pool for an online tournament. It was heavily advertised and easily surpassed the guaranteed $5 million. The guaranteed first prize of at least $1 million attracted grinders from all over the globe.
PokerStars benefited from this and the weekend was a huge success for the poker giant. All of the guaranteed tournaments enjoyed a large number of contestants and this is how the $39 million were reached.
The Past And The Future
The previous PokerStars record was set about a year ago. The operator hit the $35 million mark on May 22, 2016. Once again, SCOOP was the main reason for the breakthrough. It attracted large crowds of players and the Sunday tournaments hit insane numbers in a similar fashion to this weekend.
This cements the place of PokerStars as the world’s number 1 poker room by a country mile. No other operator seems to be close. It’s interesting to see if Stars will manage to do the same in 2018’s SCOOP edition.