Online Poker Championship from PokerStars Set for New Jersey

Online Poker Championship from PokerStars Set for New Jersey
By Lou Monaco

The Championship of Online Poker (COOP) from PokerStars hits New Jersey starting Sept. 10 through Sept. 27, with a total guaranteed prize pool at $4.5 million combined among three states. Pennsylvania and Michigan will also have online poker tournaments.

The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOOP) will match its $1 million guarantee from last year and feature at least 60 events on the schedule.

NJCOOP players will look forward to the two-day Main Event, each at a buy-in of $300, on Sept. 26. The Garden State Main Event will award a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. On top of the Main Event prize, all Main Event winners will also receive trophies, with an additional six more winners in the state getting a trophy too.

There are a variety of buy-in levels in New Jersey, as low as at $10.

Three Paths to COOP

In addition, players across the Garden State can win their way to COOP via:

  • $3 Spin & Go: Popular PokerStars’ fast-paced, three-handed tournament with a randomized prize pool will award Main Event satellite tickets from today until Sept. 26.
  • Depositor Freeroll: Players must deposit $30 or more and enter the applicable promo code “NJCOOP” from Aug. 31 until Sept. 26 to get a ticket to a COOP Depositor Freeroll where 50 Main Event seats will be up for grabs.
  • Second Chance Freerolls: If a player plays a COOP event and doesn’t make the money, they will receive a ticket to a Second Chance Freeroll. Each freeroll offered for each state will award $5,000 in COOP tickets.

NJCOOP follows the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), which kicked off on Aug. 22 and concludes Sept. 15. It will have the series’ largest ever guarantee at $100 million.

There was also the PokerStars Summer Stacks tournament in New Jersey from June 12-28.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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