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BetMGM Poker Kicks Off Biggest Tournament Series With $2M Up for Grabs

Written By: Maya Michaels | September 6, 2022 | Posted In Poker News

This September, BetMGM Poker is hosting a massive tournament series. The “BetMGM Poker State Championships” will run from September 15 to September 25 in three US states New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. There are $2 million in guaranteed prizes.

The upcoming series is the largest to date in BetMGM Poker history, offering more than $2 million in guarantees spread out across 26 individual events. The operator has enjoyed great momentum over the past three months which served as motivation for the team to put together its most ambitious online poker series yet.

BetMGM’s Director of Poker Luke Staudenmaier said 2022 has been a transformational year for the online poker room. In June, the operator ran its first live event at ARIA which was a great success.

In April, BetMGM Poker went live in Ontario on the same day the Canadian province opened its regulated online poker market.

Meanwhile, its online poker operations in the US have been enjoying significant growth. In particular, its Michigan site recently grabbed the top spot from PokerStars and it continues to perform well in the Wolverine State.

BetMGM took this as inspiration to “push for new heights“, according to the company’s press release.

The series will simultaneously run in New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and the guarantees on offer vary slightly for each state.

Four tournaments with buy-ins of at least $1,000 are on the schedule, including the $2,500 High Roller on September 18. The series will culminate in the 8-Max Championship where players in all three states will compete for a huge $600,000 guarantee.

Some NLHE 8-Max Phase tournaments are also added to the line-up which players can enter for $100. Players can get in via daily flights and they must survive Phase 1 to advance to Phase 2 as no direct buy-in is available at this stage. These Phase tournaments come with at least $100,000 in guarantees.

BetMGM Poker will be running satellites for the key events with entry fees starting at $5. The full schedule of the series can be found on the BetMGM website.

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