Two New Online Poker Events Added to Pennsylvania Betting Schedule

Two New Online Poker Events Added to Pennsylvania Betting Schedule
By Lou Monaco

It’s poker time in the world of Pennsylvania betting.

Two new online casino poker options were announced Thursday by BetMGM.

BetMGM said in a release that Cheap Stakes is a low-stakes tournament series that features daily buy-ins of $20 and $50. It runs from Dec. 17-26.

New Year Knockout Weekend will follow from Dec. 29 through Jan. 2, 2022. The tournament series is built exclusively around progressive knockout bounty events.

Cheap Stakes and New Year Knockout Weekend will run across all three of partypoker US Network’s live markets in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan.

“Cheap Stakes provides low-stakes players a chance at great prizing on the heels of last month’s End Boss series, during which we hosted events with higher stakes across the board,” Luke Staudenmaier, the director of poker for BetMGM, said in a press release.

He added: “Just after that wraps up, New Year Knockout Weekend helps end this year and ring in the new one with a celebration of one of the most entertaining formats in poker.”


Poker Stars Also Has Holiday Offering

It was just last Monday when Poker Stars unveiled another event for players in the Keystone State, called “25 Days of Tournaments,” which runs through Dec. 30.

(Poker players in Pennsylvania thinking about getting more serious can consult our guide to what it takes to be a professional poker player.

Pennsylvania residents can play Cheap Stakes and New Year Knockout Weekend through BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker.

There also will be a variety of tournament qualifiers and satellites for players to win their way into both events, staring as low as $2. Guarantees vary by state.

The complete schedule of events for both are below (all times Eastern).

Cheap Stakes Schedule

Dec 17

  • 6:30 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em Re-entry ($50 buy-in)
  • 8 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em Turbo PKO Bounty Re-entry ($20 buy-in; $9 bounty)

Dec. 18

  • 6:30 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em Re-entry 6-Max ($20 buy-in)
  • 8 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em Turbo PKO Bounty Re-entry ($50 buy-in; $22.50 bounty)

Dec. 19

  • 6:30 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em PKO Bounty Re-entry ($50 buy-in; $22.50 bounty
  • 8 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em Turbo Freezeout ($20 buy-in)

Dec. 20

  • 6:30 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em PKO Bounty Re-entry ($20 buy-in; $9 bounty)
  • 8 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em Hyper Re-entry 6-Max ($50 buy-in)

Dec. 21

  • 6 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em Re-entry ($50 buy-in)
  • 8 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em Turbo PKO Bounty Re-entry ($20 buy-in; $9 bounty)

Dec. 22

  • 6:30 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em Re-entry ($20 buy-in)
  • 8 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em Turbo PKO Bounty Re-entry ($50 buy-in; $22.50 bounty)

Dec. 23

  • 6:30 p.m.: No Limit Hold’ Em PKO Bounty Re-entry ($50 buy-in; $22.50 bounty)
  • 8 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em Hyper Freezeout ($20 buy-in)

Dec. 24

  • 6:30 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em PKO Bounty Re-entry ($20 buy-in; $9 bounty)
  • 8 p.m.: No Limit Hold ’Em Turbo Re-entry ($50 buy-in)

Dec. 25

  • 6:30 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em PKO Re-entry 6-Max ($20 buy-in; $9 bounty)
  • 8 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em Turbo Re-entry ($50 buy-in)

Dec. 26

  • 6:30 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em PKO Bounty Re-entry ($50 buy-in; $22.50 bounty)
  • 8 p.m.: No Limit Hold ‘Em Turbo Re-entry ($20 buy-in)

New Year Knockout Weekend Schedule

  • Dec. 29, 6 p.m.: Progressive Knockout Bounty 8-Max ($320 buy-in; $150 bounty)
  • Dec. 30, 6 p.m.: Progressive Knockout Bounty 8-Max ($55 buy-in; $25 bounty)
  • Dec. 31, 6 p.m.: Turbo Progressive Knockout Bounty 6-Max ($109 buy-in; $50 bounty)
  • Jan. 1, 5 p.m.: Mini Progressive Knockout Bounty 8-Max ($20.22 buy-in; $10 bounty)
  • Jan. 2, 5 p.m.: Mega Progressive Knockout Bounty 8-Max ($1060 buy-in; $500 bounty)
  • Jan. 2, 7 p.m.: Progressive Knockout Bounty 8-Max ($215 buy-in; $100 bounty)
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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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