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WCOOP: Enter World Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars

08 Dec 2020
Ralph Staniforth 08 Dec 2020
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  • WCOOP is available at PokerStars
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World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP)

The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is an annual event held by online poker site PokerStars. It fuses together all different types of poker styles into one big tournament, and allows for all skill levels to participate. 

The money on offer varies on the tournaments within WCOOP, with anything for tens of thousands of Dollars to tens of millions of Dollars up for grabs. It is the online equivalent of the World Series of Poker (WSOP).

When can I play in WCOOP tournaments?

Check out the schedule on the PokerStars website for more information of when tournaments take place.

What is PokerStars?

PokerStars is one of the biggest online poker sites in the world. Founded in 2001 by Isai Scheinberg and Mark Scheinberg, PokerStars has grown into a hugely popular name in the gambling industry. With its plethora of tournaments and poker styles on offer, it is a massive hit with everyone from casual to professional poker players. 

PokerStars is credited with bringing competitive poker to the masses, with Chris Moneymaker going from playing online poker to winning the prestigious World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 2003.

What kind of poker games does PokerStars offer?

PokerStars has a large variety of poker variations available:

  • Texas hold 'em
  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi/Lo (8 or Better)
  • Courchevel
  • Stud
  • Stud Hi/Lo (8 or Better)
  • Razz
  • Five-card draw
  • 2-7 Triple Draw
  • 2-7 Single Draw
  • Badugi
  • HOSE
  • Mixed Hold'em
  • Mixed Omaha Hi/Lo
  • Triple Stud
  • 8-Game Mix

PokerStars Buy-Ins

Buy-ins on PokerStars depends on the tournament you want to take part in. They vary from small amount to huge entry fees. What makes PokerStars so popular is that even casual poker players have a chance to win big, with a small buy-in to boot.

How to access PokerStars

For poker enthusiasts who want to give PokerStars a try on their desktop computer or laptop, simply visit their website, register an account, and play. Players are also able to download the PokerStars app in their respective app store on their mobile device or tablet.

PokerStars Tournament Highlights

PokerStars' World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is seen as the biggest online poker tournament in the world. It is the online equivalent of the World Series of Poker.

The Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is another big tournament, but is aimed at various levels of poker players, with lower buy-ins than that of WCOOP.

The Sunday Million is also a very popular tournament on PokerStars. It is the world's biggest weekly poker tournament with a prize pool of $1,000,000 guaranteed. Players can win their seats at this tournament by competing in other PokerStars tournaments during the week.

PokerStars Offers and Promotions

PokerStars has two main deals for new players - deposit bonus and free play (essentially a free bet). To take advantage of these promotions, simply register an account and get to playing.

World Championship of Online Poker FAQ

When can I play tournaments on PokerStars?

Tournaments run every day on PokerStars, with weekends their busiest time. Visit their website to see the latest schedule for tournaments.

What is the biggest tournament on PokerStars?

The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is seen as the biggest online poker tournament in the world and is hosted by PokerStars.

Can anyone play on PokerStars?

Provided you are of a legal age, anyone is able to join in on the fun of PokerStars. Tournaments are aimed at everyone, regardless of skill level.

How do I enter WCOOP?

Simply visit the PokerStars website and join in World Championship of Online Poker tournaments.


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