Michigan Poker Players Have BetMGM Summer Classic Series to Consider

Michigan Poker Players Have BetMGM Summer Classic Series to Consider
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

There is a new option coming to gambling in Michigan, starting Sunday.

BetMGM Michigan will hold its week-long Summer Classic July headline poker series from July 17-24.

Summer Classic will have 25 events over eight days and will run simultaneously in Michigan, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The series has more than $540,000 in guarantees.

Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware, Connecticut and West Virginia are the only states with legal online poker.

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

“We’re excited to follow-up on the momentum we gathered in Las Vegas through this month’s online event, the Summer Classic,” said Luke Staudenmaier, director of poker for BetMGM, in a news release. “The Classic, which spotlights America’s pastime, features buy-in levels and game variants for all players.”

BetMGM has had an online poker tournament series in July before; this is just the first one branded as Summer Classic.

BetMGM Poker Championship, held in June in partnership with ARIA, was the second in-person event of the year. It followed March Poker Mania, which was held online but also had live components at MGM Grand Detroit in Michigan.

You must be physically located in Michigan (BetMGM Poker) to be eligible for any of the Summer Classic tournaments.

GreatLakesStakes.com is a great resource for all updates on Michigan gambling, as well as Michigan sports betting promos.

Summer Classic Series Schedule

Sunday, July 17

  • 5 p..m.: First Pitch PKO ($215 buy-in; $100 bounty)
  • 6 p.m.: Wild Pitch PKO ($50 buy-in; $23 bounty)
  • 7 p.m.: Extra Innings Turbo ($30 buy-in)

Monday, July 18

  • 7 p.m.: Heads Up Derby 32-Max ($80 buy-in)
  • 8 p.m.: Wild Pitch PKO ($50 buy-in; $23 bounty)
  • 9 p.m.: Extra Innings Turbo ($30 buy-in)

Tuesday, July 19 

  • 7 p.m.: All Star Tuesday ($535 buy-in)
  • 8 p.m.: Wild Pitch PKO ($50 buy-in; $23 bounty)
  • 9 p.m.: Extra Innings Turbo ($30 buy-in)

Wednesday, July 20

  • 7 p.m.: Bases Loaded PLO ($109 buy-in)
  • 8 p.m.: Wild Pitch PKO ($50 buy-in; $23 bounty)
  • 9 p.m.: Extra Innings Turbo ($30 buy-in)

Thursday, July 21 

  • 7 p.m.: 7th Inning Stretch ($77 buy-in)
  • 8 p.m.: Wild Pitch PKO ($50 buy-in; $23 bounty)
  • 9 p.m.: Extra Innings Turbo ($30 buy-in)

Friday, July 22 

  • 7 p.m.: Solo Shot Freeze-out ($109 buy-in)
  • 8 p.m.: Wild Pitch PKO ($50 buy-in; $23 bounty)
  • 9 p.m.: Extra Innings Turbo ($30 buy-in)

Saturday, July 23 

  • 7 p.m.: Hit and Run Turbo ($109 buy-in)
  • 8 p.m.: Wild Pitch PKO ($50 buy-in; $23 bounty)
  • 9 p.m.: Extra Innings Turbo ($30 buy-in)

Sunday, July 24 

  • 5 p.m.: Grand Slam PKO ($400 buy-in; $188 bounty)
  • 6 p.m.: Wild Pitch PKO ($50 buy-in; $23 bounty)
  • 7 p.m.: Walk-off ($109 buy-in)
  • 8 p.m.: Extra Innings Turbo ($30 buy-in)

Note: Guarantees vary by state, all times Eastern

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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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