PokerStars Confirms $100 Million WCOOP, Creates Pennsylvanian Bracelet Series

July 16th, 2021 | by Kaycee James

PokerStars isn’t letting the grass grow under its proverbial feet. Just days after announcing three MicroMillions festivals, it’s has put together a $100 million World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP).

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PokerStars is setting records by guaranteeing $100 million for WCOOP 2021. (Image: PokerStars/Twitter)

Hot on the heels of the community’s low stakes grinders fighting for MicroMillions glory, the big boys will come out to play.

WCOOP 2021 gets underway on August 22 and will run until September 15. During that time, there will be at least 75 MTTs, assuming PokerStars matches last year’s series.

WCOOP is Back Bigger than Ever

WCOOP 2020 attracted more than 1.1 million buy-ins and smashed its $80 million guarantee by $99.9 million.

That level of interest has prompted PokerStars to up the guarantee this time around and build a better schedule than ever before.

The finer details are currently being finalized. However, PokerStars’ tournament team has confirmed the dates and, more importantly, that the 20th anniversary WCOOP will have a record guarantee.

While players with access to PokerStars’ network will be looking forward to WCOOP 2021, players in Pennsylvania are getting set for a special WSOP event.

To mark the launch of in the Keystone State, a selection of online bracelet events will be available between August 8 and 15. only went live in Pennsylvania last week. That means there’s not enough for a liquidity sharing deal to be made with other states.

As such, PA players won’t be able to join the Online series currently taking place across the WSOP’s networks in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware.

Something Special for Pennsylvanians

Pennsylvanians might be able to join in the shared liquidity fun in the future. For now though, they’ll get their own bracelet series.

There will be eight events in total, and all of them will be No Limit Hold’em. Pennsylvania Bracelet Series

  • Event #1: August 8 – $500 Keystone Kickoff
  • Event #2: August 9 – $500 PKO Event
  • Event #3: August 10 – $3,200 High Roller
  • Event #4: August 11 – $400 Six-Max Event
  • Event #5: August 12 – $777 Lucky 7’s
  • Event #6: August 13 – $400 PKO Event
  • Event #7: August 14 – $600 MonsterStack
  • Event #8: August 15 – $1,000 PA Championship

Satellites for every event are currently running on PA and start at $1. Ty Stewart, SVP of the World Series of Poker, called the series a win for players.

Summer Fun, Despite COVID Issues

It might not be the summer of action many people expected. COVID-19 restrictions are easing but life is far from normal in the US and, moreover, the world at large.

That means we have to wait until the fall for a live WSOP in Las Vegas. However, to ensure players don’t miss out on a summer of MTT action, the industry’s top names are pulling out all the stops.

From MicroMillions and WCOOP to WSOP Online Pennsylvania, there’s something for everyone over the next few weeks.


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