The World Poker Tour (WPT) is coming to New Jersey. WPT and partypoker NJ are teaming up to bring the first-ever WPT Online Poker Open to the Garden State.
One sign of a booming market is the online poker tournament scene. The fact that WPT is coming to NJ shows how the once-struggling online poker scene has rebounded in recent months.
WPT Vice President of Global Tour Management Angelica Hael spoke about the opportunity for NJ online poker players in a news release.
“WPT and partypoker US Network are coming together to provide the New Jersey network of online players the opportunity to compete in a world-class event and take part in a familiar WPT experience.”
NJ online poker players can win their way to a live WPT event
The 13-event series runs June 21-28 and concludes with a $300,000 guaranteed Main Event.
Along with the prize money from winning the Main Event, the winner will be given a WPT trophy and a trip to Las Vegas.
The VIP experience on the Strip includes entry into the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio.
The Five Diamond World Poker Classic sports a hefty buy-in of $10,400. The big buy-in results in a big payday. Last year’s winner, professional poker player Alex Foxen, won $1,694,995.
The added bonus of the Las Vegas VIP package makes the $400 WPT Online Poker Open Main Event a must-play event. And you can bet the WPT will put plenty of effort into getting players to turn out to ensure a nice payday at this event as well.
WPT Online Poker Open highlights
Buy-ins for the WPT Online Poker Open range from $5 to $400, with guarantees falling between $1,000 and $300,000. The guarantees come in on the lower end of the some of the most recent guarantees of other tournament series.
Players without a bankroll can satellite into the tournament beginning on June 21 for just $5.
The tournament kicks off with a pot-limit Omaha event, but the rest of the WPT Online Poker Open consists of no-limit hold ’em events.
There are a few events with larger guarantees that stand out. They are:
- June 24 – Event #6, $215 NLH with $20,000 guaranteed
- June 26 – Event #9, $215 NLH with $15,000 guaranteed
- June 27 – Event #11, $320 Black Chip Bounty NLH with $15,000 guaranteed
- June 28 – $400 WPT Online Poker Open Main Event with $300,000 guaranteed
“We look forward to our first event with partypoker US Network and a great start to a long-term partnership,” said Hael.
WPT Online Poker Open NJ schedule
The WPT Online Poker Open guarantees over $370,000 in prize money to NJ online poker players. Here is the WPT Online Poker Open schedule:
|June 22||6:30 p.m.||#1 - PLO 6-Max Rebuy||$5||$1,000|
|June 22||7 p.m.||#2 - NLH||$10||$2,500|
|June 23||6:30 p.m.||#3 - Red Chip Bounty NLH||$10||$2,000|
|June 23||7:30 p.m.||#4 - Green Chip Bounty NLH||$109||$7,500|
|June 24||6:30 p.m.||#5 - NLH||$5||$1,500|
|June 24||8 p.m.||#6 - NLH||$215||$20,000|
|June 25||6:30 p.m.||#7 - NLHE R & A||$10||$2,500|
|June 26||6:30 p.m.||#8 - NLH||$5||$2,000|
|June 26||8 p.m.||#9 - NLH||$215||$15,000|
|June 27||7 p.m.||#10 - NLHE R & A||$10||$2,500|
|June 27||7:30 p.m.||#11 - Black Chip Bounty NLH||$320||$15,000|
|June 28||5 p.m.||WPT Online Poker Open Main Event||$400||$300,000|
|June 28||7:30 p.m.||#12 - Red Chip Bounty NLH||$20||$2,000|