World Poker Tour® and BetMGM Announce WPT® Online Borgata Poker Open

Aug 10, 2021

Second-ever online US WPT Main Tour event set to headline September partypoker US Network Online Series in New Jersey

 

Los Angeles, CA (August 10, 2021) – World Poker Tour® and BetMGM announced today that the WPT® Online Borgata Poker Open (September 19-21) will lead September’s partypoker US Network Online Series in New Jersey (September 12-21). The $3,500 buy-in event features a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and will feature a live-streamed final table. The WPT Online Borgata Poker Open represents the latest in the ongoing relationship between WPT and BetMGM, in which the organizations are focused on providing quality, relatable poker offerings and prestigious events with large prize pools available to players.

“The WPT Online Borgata Poker Open, powered by partypoker US Network, marks the return of the Sexton Cup to New Jersey,” said Adam Pliska, CEO, World Poker Tour. “We are very happy that WPT’s strategic move in online tournaments has been bolstered by one of the longest and most prestigious casinos on the tour.”

The winner of this first online US WPT Main Tour event of Season XIX will have their name etched on the prestigious Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup, which touts the name of every WPT champion from the past 18 seasons. All event participants are eligible for points in the season-long WPT Player of the Year race.

“BetMGM has found a great partner in WPT and are excited to work together again to bring another online Main Tour event to New Jersey,” said Matthew Sunderland, Vice President of Gaming, BetMGM. “Our last Main Tour event together was a huge success, and we look forward to offering players in New Jersey a piece of the $1 million prize pool.”

“New Jersey continues to be a leader in regulated online poker and the WPT is thrilled to partner with BetMGM,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour. “This event follows-up on the three incredible series held in 2020 and we are confident this series will continue pushing our partnership to new heights.”

Players must physically be in New Jersey to participate in the WPT Online Borgata Poker Open on Borgata Poker, BetMGM Poker, or partypoker NJ. In the weeks leading up, partypoker US Network will host satellites, starting at $5, and a freeroll tournament – providing players chances at accessible entry.

For more information about the event and registration details, visit www.WPT.com.

About World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 19th season, which airs on Bally Sports in the United States. Season XIX of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 43 states and territories across the United States, Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. For more information, go to WPT.com.

About BetMGM

BetMGM is a market leading sports betting and gaming entertainment company, pioneering the online gaming industry. Born out of a partnership between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Entain Plc (LSE: ENT), BetMGM has exclusive access to all of MGM’s U.S. land-based and online sports betting, major tournament poker, and online gaming businesses. Utilizing Entain’s US-licensed, state of the art technology, BetMGM offers sports betting and online gaming via market leading brands including BetMGM, Borgata Casino, Party Casino and Party Poker. Founded in 2018, BetMGM is headquartered in New Jersey. For more information, visit https://www.betmgminc.com/.

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World Poker Tour

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BetMGM

Anthony Mallamaci

Manager, Communications – Gaming

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