As is their tradition, PokerStars is offering players a Reload Bonus in advance of the annual Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).
Time is running out on the bonus offer and will expire at 23:59 ET on May 10. Using the bonus code of ‘SCOOP2013,’ players can get a 20% bonus on the amount of their deposit up to $100. In other words, a $500 deposit is required to obtain the maximum amount of $100 allowed.
A full 30 days will be permitted in which to clear the bonus, payable at the rate of $10 for every 200 VIP Player Points (VPPs) earned. That translates to 20 VPPs for every $1 of bonus. Players using foreign currencies will find the rate at 25 VPPs per €1 and 30 VPPs per £1. VPPS can be collected at both cash games and tournaments.
Limitations on the Reload Bonus include only one deposit for each player. Also, player-to-player transfers, as well as a transfer from sister site Full Tilt Poker, are not permissible.
Unfortunately, the 2013 SCOOP Reload Bonus is a bit less than previous years. In 2011, a 50% bonus up to $200 was available, and last year’s bonus was slightly higher than that at 50% up to $250.
The 2013 SCOOP is slated for May 12-26. A total of 44 events are on this year’s spring tournament series docket, with $40 million guaranteed spread across all the events. Low, medium and high buy-ins are available for each event, allowing players of all budgets to grab a share of the prize pool. The buy-ins range from $5.50 all the way up to $21,000 for high rollers. An assortment of satellites are also available.
The SCOOP Reload Bonus is normally the only such bonus offered by PokerStars during the year. So players are advised to take advantage of the opportunity.
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