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WPT Online Poker Open Main Tour Event to Take Place This December

Written By: Maya Michaels | November 28, 2020 | Posted In Poker News

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak of 2020, many major live poker tours decided move their events online.  Some of them were the World Series of Poker, the European Poker Tour, and now the World Poker Tour. 

The World Poker Tour will be live in New Jersey on the partypoker US Network this December. This is the first-ever WPT® Main Tour online event in New Jersey. 

The $3,500 buy-in WPT Online Poker Open Main Event will take place December 27–29, 2020 on the partypoker US Network. There is a $1 million guarantee attached to the event and the winner will be crowned on a live-streamed final table on December 29.

Along with joining the exclusive WPT Champions Club, the latest WPT Champion will receive a $15,000 seat into the prestigious WPT Tournament of Champions presented by Baccarat Crystal and their name on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup. As with all WPT Main Tour events, this tournament will also earn points toward the Hublot WPT Player of the Year race.

Leading up to the WPT Online Poker Open Main Event, numerous satellites will be running for players to qualify for the $3,500 buy-in tournament starting at $5.

Players are encouraged to deposit early into their account via PayPal or PayWithMyBank to ensure funds are available for the start of the event.  Players may open and deposit into their online accounts from anywhere in the US – you don’t have to wait until you are in New Jersey to open or deposit into your online account – you may do so from anywhere in the US.

Players may participate in the series through either BorgataPoker.com, BetMGMPoker.com or NJ.PartyPoker.com, and must physically be in New Jersey to register and play in the series.

“The WPT Online Poker Open brings the most prestigious prize in poker to New Jersey and the partypoker US Network,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “WPT’s continued pivot toward online will continue with another landmark for regulated online poker in the United States.”

“WPT Online and the partypoker US Network are pushing online poker in New Jersey and the United States to another peak with the WPT Online Poker Open Main Tour event,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour. “Following back-to-back record-setting events, this $1 million guarantee will push our partnership to new heights.”

“partypoker US Network welcomes the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup back to New Jersey for the WPT Online Poker Open. This event promises the opportunity for players of all bankrolls to compete for the most coveted prize in poker,” said Ray Stefanelli, Director of Poker for partypoker US Network. “Come December, we look forward to welcoming players from across the US to New Jersey for a chance to compete for their share of the $1 million guarantee.”

More info can be found on the WPT’s official website.

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