BetMGM All-In with Inaugural Poker State Championships
BetMGM announced it is hosting the first-ever Poker State Championships featuring three states, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, announced this week that it would be conducting the first ever BetMGM Poker State Championships.
The Championships will run 26 individual online events simultaneously from September 15th-25th across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. The tournament will feature a $2 million total guarantee.
“This has been a transformational year for BetMGM Poker,” said Luke Staudenmaier, director of poker for BetMGM. “Following a groundbreaking live event at ARIA in June, the State Championships is the largest online series in BetMGM Poker history. The momentum that we’ve experienced in the past three months has inspired us to push for new heights.”
A look at the events, buy-ins and guaranteed money is below.
BetMGM Poker State Championships Schedule
Date Buy-In Format GTE (NJ/PA/MI)
September 15 $500 NLHE $35k/$25k/$35k
September 16 $250 NLHE 8-Max PKO $20k/$15k/$20k
September 17 $500 NLHE $30k/$20k/$25k
September 17 $250 PLO $20k/$20k/$20k
September 18 $2,500 High Roller $100k/$50k/$75k
September 19 $500 NHLE PKO $30k/$20k$25k
September 20 $1,000 NHLE $50k/$35k/$40k
September 21 $250 PKO $20k/$15k/$20k
September 22 $500 Warm-Up $50k/$35k/$40k
September 23 $250 Turbo $20k/$15k/$20k
September 24 $250 NLHE $25k/$15k$20k
September 24 $1,000 PLO High Roller $50k/$25k/$40k
September 25 $1,000 Championship $250k/$150k/$200k
September 25 no buy-in Phase 2 $100k/$100k/$100k
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Several High-Stakes Events
The schedule features four events with buy-ins of $1,000 or higher, including the $2,500 High Roller on September 18th, the $1,000 PLO High Roller on September 24th, and the $1,000 Championship on September 25th.
There are also three popular PKO-themed events, including a $250 Super Bounty on September 19th. Series qualifiers run from September 10th to September 25th, with buy-ins ranging from $5 to $100. Players can also take advantage of early registration and deposit bonuses beginning September 6th.
There is a total of more than $2 million in guaranteed money combined among the three states. New Jersey will have $795,000 guaranteed, followed by Michigan with $680,000, and Pennsylvania with $540,000.
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