Just weeks after launching on March 22, BetMGM Poker kicks off its first major tournament series for Michigan players this weekend.
The BetMGM Online Series runs April 18-25, with a slate of ten total tournaments on tap. The first of those kicks off Sunday, as Event #1: $75,000 Guaranteed Sunday Special begins at 5 pm local time.
Event #1 comes as a $215 buy-in and plays as one of two events in the series with a $75,000 guarantee. The pair of $75k prize pools mark the biggest guarantees across the series, BetMGM Poker gears up for a week of major tournament action on the Michigan-only network.
BetMGM Online Series Schedule
|April 18||5 pm||Event #1: Sunday Special 8-Max||$215||$75,000|
|April 19||8 pm||Event #2: PKO 8-Max Bounty||$215||$20,000|
|April 20||8 pm||Event #3: PLO 8-Max||$109||$10,000|
|April 21||8 pm||Event #4: 8-Max||$215||$25,000|
|April 22||8 pm||Event #5: 40 Stack 8-Max||$215||$20,000|
|April 23||8 pm||Event #6: PKO 8-Max Bounty||$320||$25,000|
|April 24||8 pm||Event #7: 6-Max||$215||$25,000|
|April 25||5 pm||Event #8: 8-Max Mini||$20||$5,000|
|April 25||5 pm||Event #9: Sunday 1/2 Price 8-Max||$109||$20,000|
|April 25||5 pm||Event #10: Sunday Special 8-Max||$535||$75,000|
The two $75,000 guaranteed prize pool tournaments bookend the BetMGM Online Series. While the series opener presents a $215 buy-in, Event #10: $75,000 Guaranteed Sunday Special comes at a $535 buy-in.
The series-closing Event #10 plays as the largest buy-in tournament of the series. Most of the tournaments in the series fall with the $109 to $535 buy-in range.
Micro stakes players and newcomers to the game can still rejoice, however, as Event #8: $5,000 Guaranteed 8-Max Mini NLH offers a $20 entry fee. The BetMGM Online Series includes ten total tournaments in an eight-day stretch, as the newest online poker site to join the Michigan market produces its first major tournament series.
Outlook On Major Tournaments At BetMGM Poker
Players at BetMGM Poker will notice that the platform falls under the banner of the partypoker US Network. BetMGM and partypoker function as online gaming partners, as BetMGM Poker MI runs on partypoker software.
The partypoker US Network includes a New Jersey collection of online poker skins. Partypoker NJ, BetMGM Poker NJ, and Borgata Poker operate as the official sites that comprise the partypoker US Network.
The regulated online poker market in the US could be on the precipice of a boom period. The World Poker Tour regularly runs special tournament series on the partypoker US Network, and Michigan players can expect WPT events to arrive in Michigan at some point as well.
December of last year saw the WPT run a Main Tour event as an online tournament for the first time ever. The WPT Online Poker Open featured a $3,500 buy-in, $1 million guaranteed Main Event, offering one of the largest guaranteed prize pools in the history of the US regulated online poker industry.
The WPT could bring Michigan-only events to BetMGM Poker MI in the near future. BetMGM Poker MI could also merge player pools with the New Jersey component of the partypoker US Network, as Michigan has a multijurisdictional online poker bill already in place.
The passage of that bill points to Michigan likely joining an interstate poker compact in the future. Check back with MichiganSharp.com for the latest developments on Michigan’s regulated online poker sites.