BetMGM, Borgata Launch Third Online Poker Series in Pennsylvania

10-event series by BetMGM Poker PA and Borgata Poker PA will have prizes ranging from $5k to $50k.
BetMGM, Borgata Launch Third Online Poker Series in Pennsylvania
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August 11, 2021

Pennsylvania’s two partners in online poker — BetMGM Poker PA and Borgata Poker PA — will hold a 10-event online poker series during the month of August, with prizes ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.

The online series, the third in as many months, begins with a pair of events on August 15 — a $35,000 8-max No Limit Hold’em event with a $200 buy-in, and a $5,000 8-max “mini” variation of No Limit Hold’em event with an $18 buy-in.

All of the series are No Limit Hold’em events, with one exception. The series includes a $10,000 6-max Pot Limit Omaha event on August 18.

Players can participate in a $20,000 8-max progressive knockout bounty event on August 19. The bounty is $150. The next day, a $10,000 6-max turbo No Limit Hold’em event will be held, with a $100 buy-in.

The series concludes on August 22 with a $30,000 8-max half-price No Limit Hold’em event with a $100 buy-in, followed by the main event—a $50,000 8-max No Limit Hold’em event which requires a $500 buy-in.

Date
Time (ET)
Tournament
(All Prizes Guaranteed)
Total Buy-In Fee Bounty
Sunday,
Aug. 15
5 pm
$35K 8-max NLH $215 $200 $15
Sunday,
Aug. 15
5 pm
$5K 8-max mini NLH $20 $18 $2
Monday,
Aug. 16
8 pm
$20K 8-max NLH $215 $200 $15
Tuesday,
Aug. 17
8 pm
$20K 6-max NLH $215 $200 $15
Wednesday,
Aug. 18
8 pm
$10K 6-max PLO $109 $100 $9
Thursday,
Aug. 19
8 pm
$20K 8-max progressive KO bounty $320 $150 $20 $150
Friday,
Aug. 20
8 pm
$10K 6-max turbo NLH $109 $100 $9
Saturday,
Aug. 21
8 pm
$20K 8-max NLH $215 $200 $15
Sunday,
Aug. 22
5 pm
$30K 8-max 1/2 price NLH $109 $100 $9
Sunday,
Aug. 22
5 pm
$50K 8-max NLH $535 $500 $35

Similar online poker series will be played in Michigan and New Jersey, with the former hosted by BetMGM Poker MI and the latter by the partypoker US Network, which includes BetMGM Poker NJ, Borgata Poker NJ and partypoker NJ.

BetMGM Poker PA and Borgata Poker PA both run on the partypoker platform and share a player pool.

Invitational Freeroll Poker Tournament

BetMGM Poker MI is also holding an Invitational Freeroll Tournament with a $40,000 prize pool on August 8 at 4 pm.

According to the operator, the top 800 finishers will receive a share of the prize pool. The top finisher will receive $1,000 in tournament dollars plus a $215 online entry. The next four finishers will also receive tournament dollars—ranging from $700 for second place to $100 for fifth—plus the $215 online entry.

Finishers from sixth to 50th place will receive the $215 online entry, while finishers from 51st to 150th place will get a $109 online entry.

Players who finish the tournament in 151st place to 300th place will receive $50 in tournament dollars, while those who place 301st to 520th will get $25 in tournament dollars and finishers in 521st to 800th place will receive $10 in tournament dollars.

Unused tournament tickets, which expire on August 23, will be forfeited.

Place Finished Prize Description No. of Prizes Each Prize Total Value
1 $1,000 tournament dollars + $215 online entry 1 $1,215 $1,215
2 $700 tournament dollars + $215 online entry 1 $915 $915
3 $500 tournament dollars + $215 online entry 1 $715 $715
4 $250 tournament dollars + $215 online entry 1 $465 $465
5 $100 tournament dollars + $215 online entry 1 $315 $315
6-50 $215 online entry 45 $215 $9,675
51-150 $109 online entry 100 $109 $10,900
151-300 $50 tournament dollars 150 $50 $7,500
301-520 $25 tournament dollars 220 $25 $5,500
521-800 $10 tournament dollars 280 $10 $2,800
TOTAL 800 $40,000

Poker in Pennsylvania

While there are currently four online poker rooms in the Keystone State, it hasn’t been that way for long.

Not even a month, actually.

PokerStars PA has been operating in the state under the land-based casino license of the Mount Airy Casino Resort since the market’s inception in November 2019. PokerStars enjoyed a monopoly until April 2021, when BetMGM Poker PA and Borgata Poker PA opened their online poker rooms under the Hollywood Casino and Rivers-Philadelphia Casino licenses, respectively.

WSOP PA joined the fray in mid-July. It offers poker to players through the land-based casino license of Harrah’s Philadelphia casino and its partnership with UK gaming giant 888. Both the casino and the WSOP brand are owned by Caesars.

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