BetMGM NJ Poker State Championship Includes 26 Events, Nearly $800,000 In Guarantees
BetMGM just announced their biggest online series to date. The BetMGM Poker Championships will offer more than $2 million in guarantees across the legal states.
In New Jersey the series will run 26 events from Sept. 15-25. Besides New Jersey ($795,000 prize pool), it will also be offered in Pennsylvania ($540,000 in guarantees) and Michigan ($680,000 guaranteed). Between the three states BetMGM is offering a prize pool exceeding $2 million, making it the largest series in BetMGM Poker history.
Each month BetMGM has run a different NJ online poker series, including a satellite live event that took place earlier in the year in Las Vegas. It included two New Jersey players advancing to the final table.
“This has been a transformational year for BetMGM Poker,” BetMGM director of poker Luke Staudenmaier said in a news release. “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.”
NJ BetMGM state poker championship offers $795,000 in guarantees
New Jersey players will have a chance to win over $795,000 in guaranteed prize pools during the series. Each event will come with an exclusive trophy for winning the tournament. BetMGM shares a player pool with other skins. Players can jump in the action in any of the following sites:
BetMGM Poker New Jersey championship highlights
The Main Event in the series is the $1,000 championship on Sept. 25. The tournament comes with a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool. Buy-ins for other events will range from $100 to $2,500.
Other events that stand out include:
- $250 NLHE PKO (Event 2, Sept. 16) – $20,000 guaranteed
- $250 PLO (Event 4, Sept. 17) – $20,000 guaranteed
- $2,500 NLHE High Roller (Event 5, Sept. 18) – $100,000 guaranteed
- $250 NLHE (Event 11, Sept. 24) – $25,000 guaranteed
NJ poker players can enter satellite events
If some of these buy-ins may be out of bankroll reach, BetMGM is offering qualifiers daily from Sept. 10-25. Buy-ins for these satellite events will range from $5-$100.
The series will also offer a $100 buy in Phase 1 tournament from Sept. 15-24. Players that survive Phase 1 will move on to Phase 2 and a chance to place for $100,000 in the prize pool.
BetMGM Poker State Championship schedule
See below to see the full schedule for the 2022 BetMGM Poker State Championships
|Date||Time||Buy-in||Format||Table Size||GTD (NJ/PA/MI)|
|Sep 15||7 p.m.||$500||Kickoff||Full Ring||$35k/$25k/$35k|
|Sep 16||7 p.m.||$250||PKO||8-Max||$20k/$15k/$20k|
|Sep 17||6 p.m.||$500||NLHE||Full Ring||$30k/$20k/$25k|
|Sep 17||7 p.m.||$250||PLO||6-Max||$20k/$20k/$20k|
|Sep 18||7 p.m.||$2,500||High Roller||8-Max||$100k/$50k/$75k|
|Sep 19||7 p.m.||$500||PKO||7-Max||$30k/$20k/$25k|
|Sep 20||7 p.m.||$1,000||NLHE||8-Max||$50k/$35k/$40k|
|Sep 21||7 p.m.||$250||PKO||6-Max||$20k/$15k/$20k|
|Sep 22||7 p.m.||$500||Warm-Up||8-Max||$50k/$35k/$40k|
|Sep 23||7 p.m.||$250||Turbo||7-Max||$20k/$15k/$20k|
|Sep 24||6 p.m.||$250||NLHE||Full Ring||$25k/$15k/$20k|
|Sep 24||7 p.m.||$1,000||PLO High Roller||6-Max||$50k/$25k/$40k|
|Sep 25||6 p.m.||$1,000||Championship||8-Max||$250k/$150k/$200k|
|Sep 15-24||8 p.m.||$100||Phase 1||8-Max||Entry to Phase 2|
|Sep 25||4 p.m.||$100||Phase 1||8-Max||Entry to Phase 2|
|Sep 25||5 p.m.||$100||Turbo Phase 1||8-Max||Entry to Phase 2|
|Sep 25||7 p.m.||—||Phase 2||8-Max||$100k/$100k/$100k|