While many casinos begin opening to some degree, live poker rooms look to be slower in opening. Online poker sites have been there to meet demand and the industry is seeing record numbers.
Will that carry over to May and June revenue numbers? Poker operators continue to schedule more events to meet demand and that includes a few nice series and events this week.
Here’s your complete online poker guide and schedules for this week.
- WSOP – Circuit Series Finale begins this week with 12 championship ring events
- Global Poker – Rattlesnake Open III produced huge numbers, major daily and weekly tournaments continue
- Partypoker/BorgataPoker.com/BetMGM – Players in NJ can check out another Online Series this week with $225,ooo guaranteed
Where can you play online poker?
American online players have a few options to get in the action. The markets are still small in comparison to large international poker markets. However, here are four states currently offering legal online poker for real money.
- PokerStars NJ – The largest online poker operator in world offers plenty of cash game and tournament action in New Jersey. New players depositing $20 receive $30 in free cash and $10 worth of Spin & Go tickets.
- partypoker/BorgataPoker – partypoker is one of the best-known online brands around the world. New partypoker players get a free $25 via $10 in poker money, $10 in casino chips, and $5 in poker tournament tickets. Those using the BorgataPoker skin can earn $10 in cash with a $10 bonus.
- WSOP.com/888poker – Players on the World Series of Poker-affiliated site have the option of a shared liquidity pool with Nevada and Delaware. Players can qualify for WSOP events in Las Vegas and circuit tournaments. The site is run on software by 888poker, which also operates in the state. WSOP offers new players a free $10. 888poker offers $20 in free play and up to a $1,500 deposit bonus.
- WSOP.com – WSOP.com offers players plenty of cash game and tournament action with a shared liquidity market with WSOP online poker and 888poker in New Jersey and Delaware.
- PokerStars PA – New players at PokerStars PA can claim a $30 free play bonus and up to $600 match bonus. PokerStars also partners with FOX Bet in the state for sports betting. Players utilizing the FOX Bet’s new player offer will earn a free $20 for signing up that can be used for poker or sports betting.
- Doverdowns.com, Delawarepark.com, Harringtonraceway.com – These offer online poker in Delaware, however, it’s run through 888poker. The platform has a shared liquidity market with New Jersey and Nevada.
Those in other states have more limited options when it comes to online poker. Sweepstakes poker sites offer players a chance to play for cash and prizes.
Global Poker may be an option for players in other states (and much of Canada as well). The company’s model is based on social gaming. Players can purchase Gold Coins for ring games and tournaments.
As a bonus, players receive Sweeps Coins – which can be used in tournaments and ring games. Unlike Gold Coins, Sweeps Coins can be redeemed for cash prizes. New players can earn a free $20 Sweeps Coin package with a verified account.
Check out this week’s US online poker events
Here’s a look at some upcoming poker festivals, events, and additions available to American players.
Circuit Season Finale kicks off this week
Poker players seeking more action will be in luck with WSOP.com this week. The Online Circuit Season Finale series begins this week and runs June 3-14.
The series is highlighted by 12 ring events. The Season Finale will also award 13 spots into the Global Casino Championship to winners and the online “Casino Champion.”
That event was recently moved online and will be held Sept. 13. The Global Casino Championship features a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and awards a WSOP bracelet.
Players in the Season Finale will find a schedule full of No Limit Hold’em events with six-figure guarantees. Buy-ins range from $215 to $1,000 and the $525 Main Event is set for June 14 with a $300,000 guarantee. Here’s a look at the complete schedule:
2020 WSOP.com Online Circuit Season Finale
|June 4||No Limit Hold'em||$320||$100,000||2x|
|June 5||No Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack||$250||$100,000||2x|
|June 6||BIG 500||$500||$150,000||3x|
|June 7||Monster Stack||$525||$200,000||3x|
|June 9||High Roller 6-Max||$1,000||$150,000||2x|
|June 10||No Limit Hold'em||$215||$100,000||2x|
|June 11||No Limit Hold'em||$320||$100,000||2x|
|June 12||No Limit Hold'em Monster Stack||$320||$100,000||3x|
|June 13||Double Stack||$320||$150,000||2x|
|June 14||Main Event||$525||$300,000||3x|
More promotions and events planned for players
Beyond the new tournament series, there are more interesting events beginning this week at WSOP.com.
The site will be running another “Keep It 100” tournament series. This $215 daily tournament features a $100,000 guaranteed daily and begins June 3.
The event continues each day as long as that $100,000 guarantee is met. WSOP.com also throws in a progressive $10,000 freeroll entry for all participants. Every day the tournament guarantee is met, an additional $5,000 will be added to the prize pool, up to a $100,000.
Players also have another opportunity for some free cash in June. A $100 Player Appreciation Tournament will be held June 28 with a $100,000 guarantee. WSOP.com will also be adding $5,000 in extra cash prizes
Those simply playing in the tournament will be entered into a random drawing to win one of the following:
- 6 winners – $500
- 4 winners – $250
- 10 winners – $100
Player of the Week competition gives players $1,000 weekly
WSOP.com recently launched the Online Player of the Week social media promotion. Players simply have to Tweet their best hand of the week from WSOP.com and tag #WSOPPOTW to be entered.
The site will choose a weekly winner for $1,000 in prizes. Weekly prizes include:
- $500 cash
- Two $215 Sunday $100,000 tournament tickets
- $70 in BLAST tickets – two $30 tickets and two $5 tickets
Rattlesnake produces massive fields, TOC set for Sunday
After the record-breaking Home Series, Global Poker’s three-week Rattlesnake Open III also produced massive numbers. The series concluded on May 24 with more than 65,000 players hitting the Gold Coin and Sweeps Coin tables.
That included 166 players winning Rattlesnake trophies and Champions Packs. Players won more than GC312 million over 21 days with Sweeps Coin winnings reaching SC1.9 million. The series was the largest Gold Coin tournament ever.
“Itsdaper” became one of the big winners after taking down two Rattlesnake events. The Iowa player won Event 5-L: NLHE SC4,000 and Event 07-M: NLHE SC12,500.
“Global Poker really is the go-to place for any player in the US,” he said after the wins. “The trophies up top give everyone something extra to fight for. I love how we as players get a chance to play several different formats as well. That really spices up the daily grind.
“The opportunity to play on Global Poker has been amazing. We as American players have not had viable options in the online poker world for years. This, coupled with the amazing community of players found at the table on Global Poker, really make it the go to place for any player in the US.”
Players in luck with Global daily and weekly events
The Rattlesnake may have slithered away but players have plenty to look forward to even without a major series.
Players will find numerous daily and weekly events with major guarantees. There is something for every bankroll and here’s a look at some of what to expect, including the weekend majors.
Global Poker 2020 Weekly Tournaments
Event Buy-in Time (ET)
Daily SC500 Guaranteed [6-Max]
SC 22.00 3:30 p.m.
Daily SC500 Guaranteed [1R1A] SC3.30 4 p.m.
Daily SC100 Guaranteed [6-Max, Turbo] SC 3.30 4:30 p.m.
Daily SC1,250 Guaranteed [Deep] SC11 6 p.m.
Deep Eleven SC6,000 Guaranteed [Deep]
SC11 6 p.m.
Deep Six Dive SC8,500 Guaranteed [6-Max, Deep]
SC55 6:45 p.m.
Daily SC1,000 Guaranteed SC22 7:30 p.m.
The Brawl SC15,000 Guaranteed [Rebuy] SC5.50 8 p.m.
Daily SC7,000 Guaranteed [Rebuy] SC5.50 8 p.m.
Triple Threat SC20,000 Guaranteed [2R1A] SC33 8:30 p.m.
Daily SC10,000 Guaranteed [2R1A] SC33 8:30 p.m.
Daily SC4,000 Guaranteed [Deep] SC55 9 p.m.
Tuesday Tussle SC10,000 Guaranteed [Deep] SC110 9 p.m.
Thursday Throttle SC7,500 Guaranteed [Turbo] SC110 9 p.m.
Daily SC2,000 Guaranteed [1R1A] SC22.00 9:30 p.m.
Daily PLO SC500 Guaranteed [2R1A, 6-Max] SC11 9:40 p.m.
Deep Freeze SC10,000 Guaranteed [Deep] SC55 10 p.m.
Daily SC1,500 Guaranteed [6-Max] SC33 10 p.m.
Daily SC1,500 Guaranteed [1R1A, 6-Max] SC22 10:30 p.m.
Daily SC3,000 Guaranteed [1R1A]
SC11 11 p.m.
The Cubed SC5,000 Guaranteed [1R1A] SC11 11 p.m.
Daily SC 500 Guaranteed SC22 11:30 PM
NightCap SC3,000 Guaranteed [Hyper-Turbo] SC21.40 midnight
Night Shift SC2,000 Guaranteed [Big Ante, Turbo] SC22 12:30 a.m.
Night Owl SC2,000 Guaranteed [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]
SC21.40 1 a.m.
Night Out SC1,500 Guaranteed [Hyper-Turbo]
SC21.40 1:30 a.m.
WEEKEND MAJORS Saturday Swish SC6,000 Guaranteed [Deep] SC55 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Teaser SC 20,000 Guaranteed [Deep] SC110 3 p.m.
Sunday – Weekend SC1,000 Guaranteed [Rebuy, Turbo] SC5.50 3:45 p.m.
Sunday Scrimmage SC 50,000 Guaranteed [Deep] SC218 5:30 p.m.
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June opens with hefty Online Series schedule
It was a nice month in May for players on the partypoker US platform, which also includes BorgataPoker.com and BetMGM. That continues in June with another Online Series.
Events run through June 7 and features 19 events with $225,000 guaranteed. The schedule also includes the site’s $25,000 Phased tournament and three main events on Sunday, June 7. Those include:
- $320 Main Event – $75,000 guaranteed
- $55 Main Event – $20,000 guaranteed
- $10 Main Event (R + A)) – $2,500 guaranteed
There are numerous No Limit Hold’em events and players can get in the action for as little as $5.
|May 31||8 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES PHASE 1 - $25K GTD NLHE||$10.00||$25,000|
|June 1||6:30 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #1 - $1,000 GTD PLO 6-Max R+A||$10.00||$1,000|
|June 1||7 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #2 - $2,500 GTD R/A NLHE R+A||$10.00||$2,500|
|June 1||7:30 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #3 - $5,000 GTD PLO 6-Max R+A||$20.00||$5,000|
|June 1||8 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES PHASE 1 - $25K GTD NLHE||$10.00||$25,000|
|June 2||6:30 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #4 - $2,000 GTD Red Chip Bounty NLHE||$20.00||$2,000|
|June 2||7:30 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #5 - $15,00 GTD Green Chip Bounty NLHE||$320.00||$15,00|
|June 2||8 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES PHASE 1 - $25K GTD NLHE||$10.00||$25,000|
|June 3||6:30 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #6 - $1,500 GTD NLHE||$5.00||$1,500|
|June 3||7:30 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #7 - $20,000 GTD NLHE||$215.00||$20,000|
|June 3||8 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES PHASE 1 - $25K GTD NLHE||$10.00||$25,000|
|June 4||6:30 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #8 - $1,000 GTD PLO||$10.00||$1,000|
|June 4||7 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #9 - $2,500 GTD NLHE R+A||$10.00||$2,500|
|June 4||7:30 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #10 - $5,000 GTD FREEZEOUT||$215.00||$5,000|
|June 4||8 p.m.||ONLINESERIES PHASE 1 - $25K GTD NLHE||$10.00||$25,000|
|June 5||6:30 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #11 - $2,000 GTD NLHE||$5.00||$2,000|
|June 5||7:30 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #12 - $20,000 GTD NLHE||$215.00||$20,000|
|June 5||8 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES PHASE 1 - $25K GTD NLHE||$10.00||$25,000|
|June 6||6:30 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #13 - $2,500 GTD 6-Max R+A||$5.00||$2,500|
|June 6||7 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #14 - $2,500 GTD NLHE R+A||$10.00||$2,500|
|June 6||7:30 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #15 - $15,000 GTD Black Chip Bounty NLHE||$320.00||$15,000|
|June 6||7:30 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #16 - $2,000 GTD Red Chip Bounty NLHE||$20.00||$2,000|
|June 6||8 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES PHASE 1 - $25K GTD NLHE||$10.00||$25,000|
|June 7||4 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #17 - $2,500 GTD Main Event NLHE R+A||$10.00||$2,500|
|June 7||5 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #18 - $20,000 GTD Main Event NLHE||$55.00||$20,000|
|June 7||5 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES #19 - $75,000 GTD Main Event NLHE||$320.00||$75,000|
|June 7||6 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES Phase 1 Turbo - $25K GTD NLHE||$10.00||$25,000|
|June 7||8 p.m.||ONLINE SERIES Phase 2 - $535 buy in $25K GTD NHL||$535.00||$25,000|
Partypoker NJ adds new daily tournaments
Partypoker also recently added a few other regular events with nice guarantees including:
- $10K Daily – Jump in this $109 event for a $10,000 guarantee.
- Mega Tuesday – $12,000 guaranteed in this $535 six-max tournament.
- Old School Tuesday – $35 buy-in with a $750 guarantee with no late entries.
- Mega Thursday – $7,500 guaranteed for a $320 buy-in.
- Sunday $35K – A $215 buy-in with $35,000 guaranteed.
*** Those playing online poker can find a complete list of international online poker sites and events for the week of June 1-7 by clicking here. ***