No one can know for sure when the World Poker Tour will be back in New Jersey to offer poker players another shot at a live WPT title. However, later this month online players in the Garden State can battle for an actual WPT trophy in the WPT Online Poker Open powered by partypoker US Network.
On Sunday, June 28 the World Poker Tour, BorgataPoker.com, and partypoker are teaming up for an exclusive online event just for players in New Jersey. The $400 buy-in, $300K Gtd WPT Online Poker Open not only promises the winner a hefty payday but also an official WPT Champions’ Trophy, an invitation to a World Poker Tour VIP experience in Las Vegas, and an $11,000 package that includes entry into the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas plus $600 in cash to pay for expenses.
“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,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the WPT in a press release. “We look forward to our first event with partypoker US Network and a great start to a long term partnership.”
The $400 WPT Online Poker Open Main Event takes place at the end of a week filled with twelve prelim events. Buy-ins for the prelim events start at just $5 and scale up to the $320 Black Chip Bounty tournament. In addition to the prelim events, the series is holding a number of direct satellites to the Main Event as well as the ability to phase into the Main Event with buy-ins of $45.
Of course, in order to participate a player needs to physically be located inside of New Jersey. From there, they can choose their platform of choice between any of the partypoker US Network clients including BorgataPoker.com, BetMGMPoker.com, or partypoker’s own NJ client.
“We continually strive to offer opportunities for players to enjoy the game they love on a safe, secure, and hassle-free network,” said Ray Stefanelli, Director of Poker for partypoker US Network. “We are excited to combine the prestige of WPT with the offering of our poker network to provide a championship-caliber event to players in New Jersey.”
WPT Online Poker Open Schedule
|06-21||WPT Online Poker Open Satellite – 10 seats Gtd||$45|
|06-22||Event #1: $1,000 Gtd PLO 6-Max Rebuy||$5|
|06-22||Event #2: $2,500 Gtd R&A NLH||$10|
|06-22||WPT Online Poker Open Satellite – 10 seats Gtd||$45|
|06-23||Event #3: $2,000 Gtd Red Chip Bounty NLH||$10|
|06-23||Event #4: $7,500 Gtd Green Chip Bounty NLH||$109|
|06-23||WPT Online Poker Open Satellite – 10 seats Gtd||$45|
|06-23||Phase Into WPT Online Poker Open||$45|
|06-24||Event #5: $1,500 Gtd NLH||$5|
|06-24||WPT Online Poker Open Satellite – 10 seats Gtd||$45|
|06-24||Event #6: $20,000 Gtd NLH||$215|
|06-25||Event #7: $2,500 Gtd R&A NLH||$10|
|06-25||WPT Online Poker Open Satellite – 10 seats Gtd||$45|
|06-25||Phase Into WPT Online Poker Open||$45|
|06-26||Event #8: $2,000 Gtd NLH||$5|
|06-26||WPT Online Poker Open Satellite – 10 seats Gtd||$45|
|06-26||Event #9: $15,000 Gtd NLH||$215|
|06-27||Event #10: $2,500 Gtd R&A NLH||$10|
|06-27||WPT Online Poker Open Satellite – 10 seats Gtd||$45|
|06-27||Event #11: $15,000 Gtd Black Chip Bounty||$320|
|06-28||WPT Online Poker Open Hyper Satellite – 10 seats Gtd||$45|
|06-28||WPT Online Poker Open Main Event $300K Gtd||$400|
|06-28||Event #12: $2,000 Gtd Red Chip Bounty NLH||$20|