NJ Online Poker Players Have A Shot To Win A Spot At The Potomac Poker Open Championship

Written By Anthony Cicali III on August 9, 2023
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New Jersey poker players have another live event to play for this month.

After the recent success of the summer Aria series in Las Vegas, NJ online poker players now have the chance to win a seat into the Potomac Open Championship. BetMGM and National Harbor Casino have teamed up to offer an awesome qualifier package for poker players to compete in the Championship event, with a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million.

“After the success of previous omni-channel events with ARIA and Borgata, BetMGM Poker is happy to offer online players a chance to qualify for the Potomac Poker Open Championship at MGM National Harbor,” said Luke Staudenmaier, BetMGM’s Director of Poker, in a press release. “We will continue to find ways to support our MGM partners as they continue to offer Championship poker across the country.”

Players can participate online in NJ in daily mega-qualifiers for as low as $2 through Aug. 13. They stand a chance to win a valuable $5,000 Potomac Poker Package. Join the online gaming action now and grab this opportunity to score big.

$5,000 prize package available now for NJ poker players

Players can go on BetMGM NJ Poker now and compete for packages. If New Jersey players win a qualifier on BetMGM Poker, they will receive a package that includes the following benefits:

  • $3,000 BetMGM entry into the Live $1 million event Aug. 25-28
  • Hotel stay at MGM National Harbor Aug 25-28
  • Travel Expenses

According to the site, to participate, players must log into their BetMGM account and register for qualifier tournaments using cash buy-ins or Tournament Dollars. To be eligible, players must be 21 years of age or older and located within New Jersey’s state borders while playing. Players can also take advantage of special deposit codes to get more free seats into the qualifiers.

Garden State qualifier tournaments abound

New Jersey players, whether residents or not, can join the series qualifiers through the BetMGM Poker client, provided that they are physically present in the state while playing.

Each day $20 and $100 qualifiers will lead online to the $535 qualifier on Aug. 13 that will award five $5,000 Packages per state.

Here is the full qualifier schedule:

Day, TimeQualifiers Aug. 7-13TotalBuy-InFee
Monday, 6:15 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Step 1 $20 to win $100 Ticket$20$18.60$1.40
Monday, 7:35 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Step 2 $100 to win $535 Ticket$100$93$7
Tuesday, 6:15 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Step 1 $20 to win $100 Ticket$20$18.60$1.40
Tuesday, 7:35 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Step 2 $100 to win $535 Ticket$100$93$7
Wednesday, 6:15 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Step 1 $20 to win $100 Ticket$20$18.60$1.40
Wednesday, 7:35 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Step 2 $100 to win $535 Ticket$100$93$7
Thursday, 6:15 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Step 1 $20 to win $100 Ticket$20$18.60$1.40
Thursday, 7:35 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Step 2 $100 to win $535 Ticket$100$93$7
Friday, 6:15 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Step 1 $20 to win $100 Ticket$20$18.60$1.40
Friday, 7:35 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Step 2 $100 to win $535 Ticket$100$93$7
Saturday, 6:15 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Step 1 $20 to win $100 Ticket$20$18.60$1.40
Saturday, 7:35 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Step 2 $100 to win $535 Ticket$100$93$7
Sunday, 4:35 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Step 1 $20 to win $100 Ticket$20$18.60$1.40
Sunday, 6:35 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Step 2 $100 to win $535 Ticket$100$93$7
Sunday, 8:35 p.m.NATIONAL HARBOR (LIVE): Final $535 to win $5K Package$535$500$35

Potomac Open Championship schedule

For players making the journey to National Harbor’s Potomac Poker Open Championship, the entire series will take place Aug. 16-28.

In total, the tournament series will guarantee over $2 million in prize pools.  The Potomac Poker Open features 19 numbered events with buy-ins that range from $200 to $3,000.This allows players of all bankroll sizes to get in on the action.

Some highlighted live events

The $1 million championship event stands as the main course. But players have plenty of side dishes to pick from during this live series. Notable events from the poker series include:

  • $400 Mystery Bounty (Event 1, Aug. 16-20) – $600,000 guaranteed
  • $300 Seniors Event 50+ (Event 3, Aug. 20)
  • $400 NLH MonsterStack (Event 6, Aug. 21-23) – $100,000 guaranteed
  • $3,500 NLH High Roller (Event 11, Aug. 24)- $100,000 guaranteed
  • $300 Women’s Tournament (Event 16, Aug. 26)

Interested players can see the full schedule at the MGM National Harbor website.

What’s next for BetMGM Poker?

BetMGM recently announced that it will host a Fall Borgata Poker Series at the end of September. The mini series will come with $1 million in guarantees. More information coming soon, so stay tuned with PlayNJ for all the up-to-date poker news.

Photo by Alex Brandon / AP Photo
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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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