The World Poker Tour and BetMGM announced Tuesday that the WPT Online Borgata Poker Open, to be held Sept. 19-21, will lead September’s partypoker U.S. Network Online Series in New Jersey from Sept. 12-21.
The $3,500 buy-in NJ poker event features a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and will feature a live-streamed final table.
“The WPT Online Borgata Poker Open, powered by partypoker US Network, marks the return of the Sexton Cup to New Jersey,” Adam Pliska, World Poker Tour CEO, said in a news release. “We are very happy that WPT’s strategic move in online tournaments has been bolstered by one of the longest and most prestigious casinos on the tour.”
Players Have To Be In New Jersey
Players must physically be in New Jersey to participate in the WPT Online Borgata Poker Open on Borgata Poker, BetMGM Poker, or partypoker NJ. In the weeks leading up, the partypoker US Network will host satellites, starting at $5, and a freeroll tournament which provides players chances at accessible entry.
“BetMGM has found a great partner in WPT and are excited to work together again to bring another online Main Tour event to New Jersey,” said Matthew Sunderland, Vice President of Gaming, BetMGM. “Our last Main Tour event together was a huge success, and we look forward to offering players in New Jersey a piece of the $1 million prize pool.”
The winner of this first online US WPT Main Tour event of Season XIX will have their name etched on the prestigious Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup, which touts the name of every WPT champion from the past 18 seasons. All event participants are eligible for points in the season-long WPT Player of the Year race.
“New Jersey continues to be a leader in regulated online poker and the WPT is thrilled to partner with BetMGM,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour. “This event follows-up on the three incredible series held in 2020 and we are confident this series will continue pushing our partnership to new heights.”