GARDEN STATE FIESTA: Partypoker, WPT Join Forces Again in New Jersey

Staff June 10, 2020 923 Reads

The partnership between partypoker and the World Poker Tour continues to grow. After running successful series on the international platform, on Wednesday the companies announced the launch of the new WPT Online Poker Open for players in New Jersey.

The series runs June 21-28 with 12 events plus a $400 championship on June 28 with $300,000 guaranteed. The network includes BorgataPoker and BetMGM and players can participate on any of the three sites.

“WPT and partypoker US Network are coming together to provide the New Jersey network of online players the opportunity to compete in a world-class event and take part in a familiar WPT experience,” WPT Vice President of Global Tour Management Angelica Hael said in a news release.

“We look forward to our first event with partypoker US Network and a great start to a long-term partnership.”

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What can NJ partypoker players expect?

Just like an official WPT event, players can expect plenty of promotion and marketing effort. Along with the prize money, the winner receives a WPT trophy and a VIP experience in Las Vegas.

That includes an $11,000 package for entry into the next WPT live event. That will be the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio in Las Vegas ($10,400 buy-in).

“We continually strive to offer opportunities for players to enjoy the game they love on a safe, secure and hassle-free network,” partypoker US director of poker Ray Stefanelli said. “We are excited to combine the prestige of WPT with the offering of our poker network to provide a championship-caliber trophy event to players in New Jersey.”  

The entire WPT Online Poker Open series promises a total of more than $370,000 in guaranteed prize pools. Beyond the main event a few other events that stand out include:

  • $5 PLO Six-Max Rebuy – $1,000 guaranteed (Event 1, June 21)
  • $109 Green Chip Bounty NLHE – $7,500 guaranteed (Event 4, June 23)
  • $215 NLHE – $20,000 guaranteed (Event 6, June 24)
  • $215 No Limit Hold’em – $15,000 guaranteed (Event 9, June 26)

Buy-ins range from $5 to $400 with something for every bankroll. Players also have a shot to qualify for the main event at a bargain price.

Players will find four daily qualifiers starting for as little as $5. In addition, there will also be a $45 daily satellite at 7:30 p.m. (ET) daily until the main event. Here’s a look at the complete schedule:

2020 partypoker US WPT Online Poker Open

Date Time (ET) Tournament Buy-in Guarantee
6/21/2020 7:30 p.m. SATELLITE: WPT ONLINE POKER OPEN - 10 seats guaranteed NLH $45
6/22/2020 6:30 p.m. #1 - PLO 6-Max Rebuy $5 $1,000
6/22/2020 7 p.m. #2 - R/A NLH $10 $2,500
6/22/2020 7:30 p.m. SATELLITE: WPT ONLINE POKER OPEN - 10 seats guaranteed NLH $45
6/23/2020 6:30 p.m. #3 - Red Chip Bounty NLH $10 $2,000
6/23/2020 7:30 p.m. #4 - Green Chip Bounty NLH $109 $7,500
6/23/2020 7:30 p.m. SATELLITE: WPT ONLINE POKER OPEN - 10 seats guaranteed NLH $45
6/23/2020 8 p.m. PHASE into WPT ONLINE POKER OPEN $45 $300,000
6/24/2020 6:30 p.m. #5 - NLH $5 $1,500
6/24/2020 7:30 p.m. SATELLITE: WPT ONLINE POKER OPEN - 10 seats guaranteed NLH $45
6/24/2020 8 p.m. #6 - NLH $215 $20,000
6/25/2020 6:30 p.m. #7 - NLHE R & A $10 $2,500
6/25/2020 7:30 p.m. SATELLITE: WPT ONLINE POKER OPEN - 10 seats guaranteed NLH $45
6/25/2020 8 p.m. PHASE into WPT ONLINE POKER OPEN $45 $300,000
6/26/2020 6:30 p.m. #8 - NLH $5 $2,000
6/26/2020 7:30 p.m. SATELLITE: WPT ONLINE POKER OPEN - 10 seats guaranteed NLH $45
6/26/2020 8 p.m. #9 - NLH $215 $15,000
6/27/2020 7 p.m. #10 - NLHE R & A $10 $2,500
6/27/2020 7:30 p.m. SATELLITE: WPT ONLINE POKER OPEN - 10 seats guaranteed NLH $45
6/27/2020 7:30 p.m. #11 - Black Chip Bounty NLH $320 $15,000
6/28/2020 3 p.m. HYPER SATELLITE: WPT ONLINE POKER OPEN - 10 seats guaranteed NLH $45
6/28/2020 5 p.m. WPT ONLINE POKER OPEN – Main Event $400 $300,000
6/28/2020 7:30 p.m. #12 - Red Chip Bounty NLH $20 $2,000

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US online poker market continues to grow including New Jersey

The new partypoker/WPT New Jersey series comes after the platform has ramped up its online series in recent weeks. Real-money online poker is legal in:

All four states have seen record players and prize pools in March and April because of the Coronavirus pandemic. May is expected to produce big numbers as well.

In New Jersey, online poker reached a record revenue of $3.6 million in March. That was topped in April with $5.1 million.

The WPT has transitioned during the pandemic to focus more on online events. That has included tour-branded partypoker events around the world and its own ClubWPT sweepstakes poker site. 

PokerStars and WSOP.com have also been running major series over the last few months. Partypoker and WPT are also now making waves with a nice addition to the Garden State online poker scene.

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