BetMGM’s First Live Poker Tournament Breaks Guarantee, Shows Off Potential to Challenge WSOP/888 – Agora Poker

BetMGM’s First Live Poker Tournament Breaks Guarantee, Shows Off Potential to Challenge WSOP/888

BetMGM’s First Live Poker Tournament Breaks Guarantee, Shows Off Potential to Challenge WSOP/888

The successful premiere of BetMGM Poker Championship could be a harbinger of things to come, namely the launch of BetMGM Poker NV. BetMGM ‘s first-ever live poker tournament beat its $1 million guarantee . The success of the four-day tournament in Las Vegas also boosted speculation that BetMGM Poker NV — a project long-rumored to be in the works — could be closer to reality.

The premiere BetMGM Poker Championship , held at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas from June 23 to June 26 , drew a total of 343 players. The tournament’s popularity ultimately pushed the prize pool up to $1,097,600 . The top 44 finishers took home prize money.

Another factor that helped propel the BetMGM tournament was that it headlined the ARIA Poker Classic , a more extensive series that began on June 1 and wraps on July 17.

The BetMGM Poker Championship represented the operator’s second crack at running a major online satellite campaign across Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania — the other states where it offers online poker. Its first campaign supported March Poker Mania , a series held in the three states mentioned above in March. Last verified: June 2022 Series Shows BetMGM’s Potential to Challenge WSOP/888

For BetMGM, the live series provided a rare opportunity to see how it could give the rival WSOP/888 Network some severe competition.

WSOP NV is currently the only online poker operator in Nevada . The brand’s monopoly started in 2014, when the state’s first online poker room, Ultimate Bet, ceased operations.

Nevada is one of four states to have signed the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA ), which allows operators to combine player pools with those in Delaware, Michigan, and New Jersey and share liquidity. Michigan joined the interstate compact in May and is currently working on getting its three online poker operators, including BetMGM, on completing a handful of requirements before authorizing interstate play.

To date, the WSOP/888 Network is the only operator able to take advantage of being in all four MSIGA states. The network includes WSOP NJ and 888poker NJ, WSOP NV in Nevada, and […]

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