Pumpkins & Poker: PartyPoker Online Series Returns To NJ, PA, MI With Some Halloween Hold’em And More

October is the choice month for the Partypoker US Network to treat its players in the United States. While the network has separated the events for each of the states where it operates, the fact is that there will be an online series accompanied by monster guarantees. PartyPoker paleyrs in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan should be on the lookout because the action is just a few blocks away. 

In Michigan, BetMGM casino studios will be hosting the series; BetMGM and Borgata poker will host the Pennsylvania action while the New Jersey poker action will go down at the Borgata Poker, BetMGM and PartyPoker. 


New Jersey unveils the online series

Poker players who will be in New Jersey between October 17 and 24 now have an opportunity to make a cool $175,000 just for loving and knowing to play poker well. With such a lucrative guaranteed prize pool, it is not a shock that a lot of people have already begun showing interest in the series. Add on the fact that buy-ins to the event range from $20 to $535 and you have all levels of players wanting to participate. 

On the last day of the tournament, the progressive knockout bounty (PKO) main event will be played. To take part in this event, a player needs to have $535 for buying their way in to contest for the guaranteed cash prize of $50,000. Other than the PKO, other games which the tournament organizers have slotted in the last day are deepstack, turbo, six-max events and Pot Limit Omaha (PLO).

As per the rules of a PKO series, only a portion of a player’s bounty will be transferred to the opponent if they are knocked out. The remaining portion is left pending but will eventually be awarded to the tournament’s overall winner. This means that the value of a player in a PKO tournament increases proportionately to the number of opponents he manages to eliminate. In the $50,000 event, the least bounty value is at $250.

Even regulations and laws to support gambling at the state level, there are still poker professionals who will not take part in a tournament if it is not taking place in Vegas. One such player is Larry Abele who hails from Riverside, NJ. In an interesting twist of fate, Abele is unable to travel to Vegas this month so the only option he has left is to play New Jersey poker online. 

For him and other experienced poker players, the tournaments that have been lined up for the month of October are enough to keep anyone waiting with anticipation. New Jersey has been a platform where many poker players have unveiled their prowess for the game; a few weeks ago in September, Daniel “leinad” Buzgon bagged $8,949 for winning the ninth event of the New Jersey Online Series. The same player had finished third place in the WPT Borgata Online to pocket a cool $102,933.


Sneak-peak of the Michigan Online Series 

The online series of the PartyPoker US Network series is a few days off from starting in the Wolverine State. With a budget of more than $230,000 allocated for guaranteed prizes, the three markets where the tournament will be held have already started drawing in fans and participants. 

The calendar for the Michigan poker fans has already been marked for 8 days starting from October 24. This schedule is quite strategic because the last day which is going to be October 31 will be Halloween. For those who would like to take part in this last event in the schedule, just set aside $1,060 to buy-in to the event with a potential win return of $50,000. 


Pennsylvania’s online poker series

The PartyPoker US Network poker series scheduled for PA will feature a total of 10 events. To join into any of these, players must pay between $20 and $1,060 as buy-in cost. The Keystone State, just like Michigan, has spread the poker action across 8 days, the last one landing on Halloween. This side of poker however seems to be quite conservative with the awards because the guaranteed prize pool has been set as $180,000. 

For players whose budget is below the covered prize ranges for entry cost, the PartyPokerUS Network has alternative routes for getting at the center of the action. One of the promotions running, “Spin the Wheel Bonus” is an initiative of the poker network to have more players join in the fun. No need to spend a fortune to play poker with the professionals because what you have in your pocket right now could very well be enough for an entry ticket. 

Even though the promotion is meant to earn players an opportunity to join the online poker series, the betting provider will be leaving it active till January 2, 2022. Triggered once per day when a player logs in to the respective state platform, the promotion offers players an opportunity to win prizes by spinning a wheel. Some of the prizes that players participating in the site promotions stand to gain include; satellite seats, spin tickets, cash bonuses, and satellite qualifiers.

As the online series is running, the Daily $10,000 tournament promotion will be live in the three states where the PartyPoker US Network has a presence. 

Potential bettors who previously did not have a reason to sign up for a player account just found a valid excuse. For those who will join BetMGM, the rewards start coming instantly by way of a $25 no-deposit bonus. More bonuses and rewards are available for already registered players so it makes sense to start navigating the platform right away. 



Not sure where to log in from for the PartyPoker action? While the New Jersey, Michigan and Pennsylvania PartyPoker action will be happening simultaneously, every player has a site preference. You can prepare for the poker championship by visiting the individual sites to review bonuses and promotions available to you.

Author: Wanda Peters