BetMGM Announces Triple Poker Series for PA, MI, & NJ Markets
BetMGM USA is hosting a trio of online poker festivals this month, with $740,000 in guaranteed prizes up for grabs across the three series.
New Jersey Online Series
The New Jersey Online Series kicked off on August 8 and will run through August 15. Players will compete for $240,500 in total guarantees spread out across 11 events, with buy-ins ranging from $20 to $535.
BetMGM will also be awarding extra prizes to its New Jersey players via an Invitational Freeroll tournament which takes place on August 29. Players only need to earn 50 iRPs until August 28 to qualify. The top 215 finishers will win a share of $50,000 in total prizes, with the top 10 players each taking home a $3,500 ticket.
As part of the NJ Online Series, BetMGM’s sister skin Borgata is also hosting a $215 satellite for the $1 million GTD Borgata Poker Open.
Pennsylvania Online Series
The Pennsylvania Online Series runs from August 15 – 22, featuring $220,000 in guaranteed prize money. There are 10 events to choose from which players can enter for as low as $20. The PA series culminates in a $535 buy-in, $50K GTD 8-Max NLH event which takes places on August 22.
Just like its NJ counterpart, the PA schedule is filled with mostly NLH events, but there’s also a PLO and PKO tournament that players can take a shot at.
BetMGM is putting up a lower guarantee this time, compared to its debut series in the state, which offered $270,000 in guaranteed prizes. That series ended in overlay. The same could happen in this August festival, and so the operator went for a more reasonable option of reducing the guarantees.
Michigan Online Series
Among BetMGM’s three US markets, it’s putting up the highest guarantee in Michigan, given the higher traffic levels there. The MI Online Series comes with $330,000 in total guarantees, and runs simultaneously with its PA counterpart, from August 15-22. The schedule features 11 events, with buy-ins starting at $20.
The festival is headlined by a $1,060 buy-in 8-Max NLH which features a sizable $100,000 guarantee. It’s too early to say whether the series will also end in overlay, similar to the three previous festivals ran by the Michigan site.