BetMGM NJ Poker State Championship Includes 26 Events, Nearly $800,000 In Guarantees

Written By Anthony Cicali III on August 31, 2022 - Last Updated on December 12, 2023
BetMGM NJ Poker Championship

BetMGM just announced their biggest online series to date. The BetMGM Poker Championships will offer more than $2 million in guarantees across the legal states.

In New Jersey the series will run 26 events from Sept. 15-25. Besides New Jersey ($795,000 prize pool), it will also be offered in Pennsylvania ($540,000 in guarantees) and Michigan ($680,000 guaranteed). Between the three states BetMGM is offering a prize pool exceeding $2 million, making it the largest series in BetMGM Poker history.

Each month BetMGM has run a different NJ online poker series, including a satellite live event that took place earlier in the year in Las Vegas. It included two New Jersey players advancing to the final table.

“This has been a transformational year for BetMGM Poker,” BetMGM director of poker Luke Staudenmaier said in a news release. “Following a groundbreaking live event at Aria in June, the State Championships is the largest online series in BetMGM poker history. The momentum that we’ve experienced in the past three months has inspired us to push for new heights.”

NJ BetMGM state poker championship offers $795,000 in guarantees

New Jersey players will have a chance to win over $795,000 in guaranteed prize pools during the series. Each event will come with an exclusive trophy for winning the tournament. BetMGM shares a player pool with other skins. Players can jump in the action in any of the following sites:

BetMGM Poker New Jersey championship highlights

The Main Event in the series is the $1,000 championship on Sept. 25. The tournament comes with a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool. Buy-ins for other events will range from $100 to $2,500.

Other events that stand out include:

  • $250 NLHE PKO (Event 2, Sept. 16) – $20,000 guaranteed
  • $250 PLO (Event 4, Sept. 17) – $20,000 guaranteed
  • $2,500 NLHE High Roller  (Event 5, Sept. 18) – $100,000 guaranteed
  • $250 NLHE  (Event 11, Sept. 24) – $25,000 guaranteed

NJ poker players can enter satellite events

If some of these buy-ins may be out of bankroll reach, BetMGM is offering qualifiers daily from Sept. 10-25. Buy-ins for these satellite events will range from $5-$100.

The series will also offer a $100 buy in Phase 1 tournament from Sept. 15-24. Players that survive Phase 1 will move on to Phase 2 and a chance to place for $100,000 in the prize pool.

BetMGM Poker State Championship schedule

See below to see the full schedule for the 2022 BetMGM Poker State Championships

DateTimeBuy-inFormatTable SizeGTD (NJ/PA/MI)
Sep 157 p.m.$500KickoffFull Ring$35k/$25k/$35k
Sep 167 p.m.$250PKO8-Max$20k/$15k/$20k
Sep 176 p.m.$500NLHEFull Ring$30k/$20k/$25k
Sep 177 p.m.$250PLO6-Max$20k/$20k/$20k
Sep 187 p.m.$2,500 High Roller8-Max$100k/$50k/$75k
Sep 197 p.m.$500PKO7-Max$30k/$20k/$25k
Sep 207 p.m.$1,000 NLHE8-Max$50k/$35k/$40k
Sep 217 p.m.$250PKO6-Max$20k/$15k/$20k
Sep 227 p.m.$500Warm-Up8-Max$50k/$35k/$40k
Sep 237 p.m.$250Turbo7-Max$20k/$15k/$20k
Sep 246 p.m.$250NLHEFull Ring$25k/$15k/$20k
Sep 247 p.m.$1,000 PLO High Roller6-Max$50k/$25k/$40k
Sep 256 p.m.$1,000 Championship8-Max$250k/$150k/$200k
Sep 15-248 p.m.$100Phase 18-MaxEntry to Phase 2
Sep 254 p.m.$100Phase 18-MaxEntry to Phase 2
Sep 255 p.m.$100Turbo Phase 18-MaxEntry to Phase 2
Sep 257 p.m.--Phase 28-Max$100k/$100k/$100k
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Anthony “Eatahoagie“ Cicali is a freelance writer from Riverside, NJ. He has his undergrad from Stockton University. He's also a Twitch casino streamer and a professional East Coast poker player. Currently covers poker and casino-related topics for PlayNJ, PlayTexas, PlayNY, Playpennsylvania and more. Favorite sports teams include Phillies, Flyers and the Gravina Football Club. You can follow his gambling adventures on Twitter @Eatahoagie.

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