August All-Ins: BetMGM Online Series Returns to Michigan in August with $330K Guaranteed

Written By Martin Harris on August 2, 2021

It’s a new month. That means it’s time for another installment of the BetMGM Online Series at BetMGM Poker Michigan.

The monthly tournament series returns again August 15-22. This fifth version of the series adds an extra event, making it 11 tournaments in eight days with guarantees adding up to $330,000.

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BetMGM poker series guarantees increased following positive July showing

This fifth running of the BetMGM Online Series follows a successful series in July that saw just over $353,000 awarded across 10 events.

That total well exceeded the $285,000 in total guarantees for last month’s series, likely prompting the increased guarantees this time around.

The increases come primarily in two events, in fact the last two scheduled.

The $20 buy-in “Mini” event has proven especially popular over recent months. In the past that event sported a $5,000 guarantee. Yet last month nearly 2,000 entries pushed the prize pool to nearly $36,000. In June there the event was even larger, with 2,169 entries and a prize pool exceeding $39,000.

According to the schedule, the $20 event will have a $15K guarantee this time. (That said, the event in the client currently shows a $5K guarantee.)

Meanwhile the guarantee has been increased for the series-ending $1,060 buy-in event as well. Formerly $75,000, the guarantee is $100K this month. In July, that event attracted 101 entries to create a prize pool of $101,000.

As in the past, most of the events are no-limit hold’em and feature a variety of price points. There is one pot-limit Omaha tournament, a turbo event, and a progressive knockout bounty tournament.

Full August BetMGM Online Series schedule

No.DateTime (ET)Event (Gtd.)Buy-in
1Aug. 15 (Su)5:00 p.m.$50K Gtd. NLH 8-Max$535
2Aug. 15 (Su)5:00 p.m.$35K Gtd. NLH 1/2 Price 8-Max$109
3Aug. 16 (M)8:00 p.m.$20K Gtd. NLH 8-Max$215
4Aug. 17 (T)8:00 p.m.$20K Gtd. NLH 6-Max$215
5Aug. 18 (W)8:00 p.m.$20K Gtd. NLH 8-Max$215
6Aug. 19 (Th)8:00 p.m.$10K Gtd. PLO 8-Max$109
7Aug. 19 (Th)8:00 p.m.$10K Gtd. NLH Turbo 6-Max$109
8Aug. 20 (F)8:00 p.m.$25K Gtd. NLH 8-Max Progressive KO Bounty$215
9Aug. 21 (Sa)8:00 p.m.$25K Gtd. NLH 6-Max$215
10Aug. 22 (Su)5:00 p.m.$15K Gtd. Mini NLH 8-Max$20
11Aug. 22 (Su)5:00 p.m.$100K Gtd. NLH 8-Max$1,060

(Note: Event #7, the $109 buy-in NLH Turbo 6-Max event with a $10,000 guarantee, does not currently appear in the client; the other 10 events do.)

BetMGM Poker MI continues heads-up battle with PokerStars, WSOP coming

Since BetMGM Poker MI launched in late March, the BetMGM Online Series has been a regular highlight on the tournament schedule.

So far the first running of the series in April remains the largest in terms of prize pools. That 10-tournament series awarded just over $360,000.

Otherwise the site additionally ran a special one-off $1,060 buy-in Ultimate Super Satellite event in June. The event guaranteed two $25,000 packages covering entries in Las Vegas events this summer and during the World Series of Poker this fall. Ultimately 89 players took part, which meant three $25K packages were won with another $14,000 going to the fourth-place finisher.

PokerStars continues to enjoy a dominant online poker position in Michigan. Following a big Michigan Spring Championship of Online Poker in which players won over $2.35 million, PokerStars MI‘s Summer Stacks series in June awarded another $1.1 million.

Meanwhile both PokerStars MI and BetMGM Poker MI anticipate the arrival of a third player at the Michigan online poker table. After launching in Pennsylvania in July, WSOP.com remains a likely candidate to go live in Michigan soon.

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Martin Harris is a writer and teacher who has reported on poker, online gambling, and sports betting since the mid-2000s. Once a full-time academic (Ph.D., English), he currently teaches part-time in the American Studies program at UNC Charlotte. In 2019, his book Poker & Pop Culture was published by D&B Books.

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