Michigan Betting Gets New Bounty Builder Series from PokerStars

Michigan Betting Gets New Bounty Builder Series from PokerStars
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

PokerStars is keeping the momentum going for Michigan sports betting enthusiasts who like to take their chances on card games.

Another tournament series was announced Friday by PokerStars Michigan as Michigan players can take a look at the Bounty Builder tournament.

Set to kick off this Friday and run through May 23, this new 2022 series will offer 135 progressive knockout tournaments scheduled across Michigan, as well as Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The online series will have more than $2 million guaranteed across the three states, with $700,000 in Michigan and $500,000 in New Jersey. Pennsylvania will boast a $1 million prize pool.

The main events will begin on May 22. All main events will have $300 buy-ins. The rest of the series will have buy-ins that range from as little as $5 up to $1,000, allowing players of all abilities to get involved.

Bounty Builder Key Features

Highlights of the series include:

  • PokerStars trophies: Six trophies will be awarded in each state. Five will be awarded in trophy events and a new series trophy for the overall leaderboard winner.
  • Bounty Leaderboards: Cash prizes will be awarded to those players who win the largest number of bounties across each state.
  • High Rollers: A $1,000 high roller event in each state.
  • Free Bounty: A $5 tournament in which every player gets a free $1 bounty added by PokerStars.
  • Freerolls: Players will receive a ticket to freeroll on May 21, awarding tickets to the new Hybrid Satellite and the Main Event.
  • Hybrid Satellite: A debut for the 2022 series. A number of seats will be awarded to the Main Event in each state, giving players a second chance to win a seat from the freeroll, in addition to win cash prizes.
  • Variety: With the return of Last Man Standing and Mini Bounties, to new debuts such as Bounty Adrenaline and Win the Button PKO, there’s plenty of variety for players to experience.
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PokerStars Keep ‘Em Coming

PokerStars is coming off its Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), which was held March 25-April 11, with a guarantee combined total of more than $4.5 million in prizes across the same three states as Bounty Builder.

Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey are among the few states in which you can play online poker in Michigan legally. You also can do so in Delaware, West Virginia and Nevada.

PokerStars also held a successful Winter Series that started in January.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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