Michigan Online Gaming Scene Heats Up With Latest BetMGM Poker Series

Michigan Online Gaming Scene Heats Up With Latest BetMGM Poker Series
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Thomas Leary

As the summer season starts to wind down, those who play Michigan online poker will have more action to enter, as BetMGM will kick off its eighth monthly tournament series of the year in Michigan on Aug. 14.

BetMGM Michigan announced its Summer Progressive Knockout (PKO) Fest will run in the state through Aug. 21, featuring 25 events over eight days and $480,000 in guaranteed prize money. 

The series will also run simultaneously in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Those three states are also among the few states in which online poker is offered, along with Nevada, Delaware, Connecticut and West Virginia.

That group of states, with the exception of Nevada, also have MI real money online casinos.

Knockout Events All The Rage

The series is the latest option coming to gambling in Michigan starting Sunday.

"As we reach poker’s summer months, it becomes more important than ever to offer players what we know will be popular and, right now, progressive knockout events are more popular than ever,” Luke Staudenmaier, director of poker for BetMGM, said in a news release.

“This is the sixth BetMGM Poker event to feature PKOs in 2022 and the second to be built completely around the variant.”

Last month, BetMGM held its Summer Classic tournament series and saw 88 entries vying for a $33,088 prize pool.

For info, visit poker.betmgm.com.

Summer PKO Schedule

Aug. 14 
5 p.m.: PKO Opener ($215 buy-in; $100 bounty) 
6 p.m.: Scrap PKO ($50 buy-in; $25 bounty) 
7 p.m.: Sprint PKO ($20 buy-in; $10 bounty)

Aug. 15 
7 p.m.: Slam PKO ($100 buy-in; $50 bounty) 
8 p.m.: Scrap PKO ($50 buy-in; $25 bounty) 
9 p.m.: Sprint PKO ($20 buy-in; $10 bounty) 

Aug. 16 
7 p.m.: Slam PKO ($100 buy-in; $50 bounty) 
8 p.m.: Scrap PKO ($50 buy-in; $25 bounty) 
9 p.m.: Sprint PKO ($20 buy-in; $10 bounty)

Aug. 17 
7 p.m.: Slam PKO ($100 buy-in; $50 bounty) 
8 p.m.: Scrap PKO ($50 buy-in; $25 bounty) 
9 p.m.: Sprint PKO ($20 buy-in; $10 bounty)

Aug. 18 
7 p.m.: Slam PKO ($100 buy-in; $50 bounty) 
8 p.m.: Scrap PKO ($50 buy-in; $25 bounty) 
9 p.m.: Sprint PKO ($20 buy-in; $10 bounty) 

Aug. 19 
7 p.m.: Slam PKO ($100 buy-in; $50 bounty) 
8 p.m.: Scrap PKO ($50 buy-in; $25 bounty) 
9 p.m.: Sprint PKO ($20 buy-in; $10 bounty) 

Aug. 20 
7 p.m.: Slam PLO PKO ($100 buy-in; $50 bounty) 
8 p.m.: Scrap PLO PKO ($50 buy-in; $25 bounty) 
9 p.m.: Sprint PLO PKO ($20 buy-in; $10 bounty) 

Aug. 21 
5 p.m.: PKO Main Event ($215 buy-in; $100 bounty) 
6 p.m.: Scrap PKO ($50 buy-in; $25 bounty) 
7 p.m.: Slam PKO ($100 buy-in; $50 bounty) 
8 p.m.: Sprint PKO ($20 buy-in; $10 bounty)

* — Guarantees vary by state

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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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