World Poker Tour Partners With partypoker NJ For $300,000 Open

Written By Kim Yuhl on June 19, 2020 - Last Updated on October 29, 2020

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.

Online poker in New Jersey has seen a resurgence of late. The market has enjoyed significant growth while people were required to stay at home.

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.

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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

NJ online poker players on partypokerNJ and its NJ partners, Borgata Poker and BetMGM Casino NJ, can participate.

“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:

DateTime (ET)TournamentBuy-inGuarantee
June 226:30 p.m.#1 - PLO 6-Max Rebuy$5$1,000
June 227 p.m.#2 - NLH$10$2,500
June 236:30 p.m.#3 - Red Chip Bounty NLH$10$2,000
June 237:30 p.m.#4 - Green Chip Bounty NLH$109$7,500
June 246:30 p.m.#5 - NLH$5$1,500
June 248 p.m.#6 - NLH$215$20,000
June 256:30 p.m.#7 - NLHE R & A$10$2,500
June 266:30 p.m.#8 - NLH$5$2,000
June 268 p.m.#9 - NLH$215$15,000
June 277 p.m.#10 - NLHE R & A$10$2,500
June 277:30 p.m.#11 - Black Chip Bounty NLH$320$15,000
June 285 p.m.WPT Online Poker Open Main Event$400$300,000
June 287:30 p.m.#12 - Red Chip Bounty NLH$20$2,000
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Kim Yuhl has been covering the US online gambling market since 2013. Her work is featured on various sites and covers sports betting, online casino gambling, and online poker. Kim is a full-time traveler and vlogger and is currently slow traveling to 60 countries. You can follow her travels at and on YouTube at kimandway.

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