December Big Shots: BetMGM Guarantees $261K, Borgata Winter Open Qualifiers

Written By Anthony Cicali III on December 4, 2023 - Last Updated on December 5, 2023
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Online poker players have the chance to be an online poker big shot at New Jersey.

This month, BetMGM will host the Big Shots series with a shot at $261,000 in guaranteed payouts.

On top of the Big Shots NJ online poker event, scheduled for Dec. 10-17, players can win big and enter into a satellite for the Borgata Winter Open.

BetMGM NJ Big Shots series ready to kick off

The Big Shots series includes 23 events with buy-ins ranging from $20 to $1,000. The series includes No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha events.

The $215 Main Event is a one-day event on Dec. 17 and has a $30,000 guarantee. Here’s a look at the complete NJ schedule:

Date, TimeEventBuy-In
Dec. 10, 6 p.m.$2K GTD Fifty-Stack NLH$50
Dec. 10, 8 p.m.$1.5K GTD Pot Limite Omaha$50
Dec. 10, 9 p.m.$2K GTD No Limit Hold'Em Turbo$18
Dec. 11, 8 p.m.$2K GTD Progressive Knockout NLH$25
Dec. 11, 9 p.m.$1.5K GTD No Limit Hold'Em Turbo$18
Dec. 12, 8 p.m.$3K GTD No Limit Hold'Em$50
Dec. 12, 9 p.m.$2K GTD No Limit Hold'Em Turbo$18
Dec. 13, 8 p.m.$2K GTD Pot Limit Omaha$50
Dec. 13, 9 p.m.$1.5K GTD Pot Limit Omaha$18
Dec. 14, 7 p.m.$12K GTD C-Note No Limit Hold'Em$92
Dec. 14, 8 p.m.$15K GTD Progressive Knockout NLH$250
Dec. 14, 9 p.m.$5K GTD No Limit Hold'Em Turbo$92
Dec. 15, 7 p.m.$12K GTD C-Note No Limit Hold'Em$92
Dec. 15, 8 p.m.$12K GTD Progressive Knockout NLH$100
Dec. 15, 9 p.m.$5K GTD Fifty-Stack NLH$92
Dec. 16, 7 p.m.$12K GTD C-Note No Limit Hold'Em$92
Dec. 16, 8 p.m.$12K GTD Progressive Knockout NLH$150
Dec. 16, 9 p.m.$5K GTD Progressive Knockout Turbo NLH$92
Dec. 17, 5 p.m.$30K GTD Sunday Main NLH$200
Dec. 17, 6 p.m.$100K GTD No Limit Hold'Em$950
Dec. 17, 7 p.m.$12K GTD C-Note No Limit Hold'Em$92
Dec. 17, 8 p.m.$7K GTD Pot Limit Omaha$200
Dec. 17, 9 p.m.$5K GTD Progressive Knockout Turbo NLH$92

The series and satellites run in all three legalized states. The BetMGM US platform is available in New Jersey, Pennsylvania (over $248,000 guaranteed) and Michigan (over $246,000 guaranteed).

Borgata Winter Open online qualifiers available

Online poker players in New Jersey have a chance to win a seat into one of the biggest live series this Winter. BetMGM Poker NJ and Borgata Atlantic City have teamed up to give players an incredible opportunity to compete in the Borgata Winter Open series, which gets underway this month.

Online grinders can enter $215 direct qualifiers Dec. 3-27 to get a chance to win a Borgata Live Winter Open Poker Package.

“The road to the Borgata Winter Poker Open starts online exclusively on BetMGM Poker,” Luke Staudenmaier, director of poker at BetMGM, said in a statement.

“The first poker millionaire of the year will again be crowned at the East Coast’s premier poker room and we look forward to giving players increased omni-channel opportunities across more MGM properties in 2024.”

How NJ poker players can qualify

Individuals who are situated within the borders of New Jersey have the ability to participate in the series qualifiers by means of three distinct poker skins. Throughout the entirety of the month, players located in New Jersey can play on BetMGM, Borgata Online Poker NJ, and Partypoker NJ

Starting Dec. 3, daily qualifiers ranging from $5 to $600 will offer players opportunities to win seats and packages to the following Borgata Winter Poker Open events:

  • $2,000,000 GTD Kickoff Deep Stack | $800 buy-in
  • $1,000,000 GTD Almighty Million | $500 buy-in
  • $2,000,000 GTD “Half a Milly” Mystery Bounty | $2,200 buy-in
  • $3,000,000 GTD Winter Poker Open Championship | $5,300 buy-in

To get into the Winter Poker Open Championship, players can win a seat online each Sunday from Dec. 10 to Jan.14. BetMGM will offer $600 direct qualifiers, providing a gateway to Borgata Poker’s exclusive travel packages.

These coveted packages not only secure entry into the $5,300 Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship but also provide a four-night Borgata Hotel accommodation Jan. 21-25, along with travel credit and a BetMGM Poker swag bag.

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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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