BetMGM Launches Online Championships, Biggest Series in Poker Platform’s History

August 29, 2022
BetMGM Launches Online Championships, Biggest Series in Poker Platform’s History

Some bragging rights are on the line after BetMGM Poker announced the launch of the BetMGM Poker Online Championships on Monday.

The online poker platform is available in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. The Championships feature 26 events running in all three states from Sept. 15-25 across all three states featuring more than $2 million in total guarantees.

The new series comes as BetMGM/partypoker US continues offering expanded and unique online series each month. The company also ran the BetMGM Poker Championship earlier this year in Las Vegas with numerous online qualifiers in the mix.

“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 Online 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.”

What to expect and where to play at BetMGM

In all three markets, players will find plenty of big guarantees. That includes $795,000 in New Jersey, $540,000 in Pennsylvania, and $680,000 in Michigan. Here’s a look at the skins available to play the series in each state:

Highlights of the BetMGM Poker Online Championships

Players in the Online Championships will find buy-ins ranging from $100 to $2,500. The schedule features mostly No Limit Hold’em with a few Pot Limit Omaha events also thrown in.

Players will also find four events with buy-ins of $1,000 or higher. That includes the $2,500 High Roller running Sept. 18 with a $100,000 guarantee in New Jersey, $50,000 in Pennsylvania, and $75,000 in Michigan.

The bigger buy-in events also include the $1,000 PLO High Roller on Sept. 24 and $1,000 Championship Sept. 25. The series also features three popular progressive knockout (PKO) events, including a $500 Super Bounty on Sept. 19. PKO tournaments have become some of the most popular online events in poker.

Unlike a traditional bounty tournament, players win only a portion of an opponent’s bounty after an elimination. The other portion is added to the winning player’s bounty, seeing bounties increase throughout the series. This gives players a chance to win even more for each elimination the deeper they go in the tournament.  

Series qualifiers run from Sept. 10-25, with buy-ins ranging from $5 to $100. Players can also take advantage of early registration. Here’s a look at the entire series.

BetMGM Poker Online Championships 2022

DateBuy-inEvent/FormatGTE (NJ/PA/MI)Table SizeTime
Sep 15$500Kickoff$35k/$25k/$35kFull Ring19:00
Sep 16$250PKO$20k/$15k/$20k8-Max19:00
Sep 17$500NLHE$30k/$20k/$25kFull Ring18:00
Sep 17$250PLO$20k/$20k/$20k6-Max19:00
Sep 18$2,500 High Roller$100k/$50k/$75k8-Max19:00
Sep 19$500PKO Super Bounty$30k/$20k/$25k7-Max19:00
Sep 20$1,000 NLHE$50k/$35k/$40k8-Max19:00
Sep 21$250PKO$20k/$15k/$20k6-Max19:00
Sep 22$500Warm-Up$50k/$35k/$40k8-Max19:00
Sep 23$250Turbo$20k/$15k/$20k7-Max19:00
Sep 24$250NLHE$25k/$15k/$20kFull Ring18:00
Sep 24$1,000 PLO High Roller$50k/$25k/$40k6-Max19:00
Sep 25$1,000 Championship$250k/$150k/$200k8-Max18:00
Sep 15-24$100Phase 1Entry to Phase 28-Max20:00
Sep 25$100Phase 1Entry to Phase 28-Max16:00
Sep 25$100Turbo Phase 1Entry to Phase 28-Max17:00
Sep 25--Phase 2$100k/$100k/$100k8-Max19:00

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