BetMGM Poker March Mania Series Set To Tip Off With Big Prize Pools In Pennsylvania

Written By Anthony Cicali on March 8, 2022
BetMGM Poker March Mania event set to kick off in PA

Pennsylvania poker players are in luck in March. BetMGM is hosting “March Poker Mania” online from March 20-27.

BetMGM will host 19 events in Pennsylvania with $397,000 in guaranteed prize pools. The March Mania buy-ins range from $55 to $1,060.

In addition to PA, the BetMGM March Mania poker festival will run simultaneously in New Jersey ($472k GTD) and Michigan ($397k GTD). Three of poker’s most renowned personalities, Darren Elias, Matt Berkey and Andrew Neeme, will emcee the omni-channel festival in their respective home states.

Luke Staudenmaier, Director of Poker, BetMGM said of the event:

“We’re thrilled that March Poker Mania will feature three poker titans, offering BetMGM players multiple new touchpoints with our brand. It’s the first time that we’ve produced an online poker event in multiple states and with multiple hosts – simultaneously, and we’re excited to further connect our players and our brand with MGM properties across the country.”

Poker players must be physically located in the Keystone State to play in the events. Pennsylvania poker players currently have two different poker skins to pick from. Both use the same player pool: BetMGM PA and Borgata Poker.

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BetMGM prepares for big poker fields

The Main Event of the series takes place on March 27 in each state. The $1,060 buy-in event comes with an attractive $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Most events are no-limit hold ’em with a few Omaha events added in as well. Other highlights include:

  • $535 NLH Eight-Max Warmup (Event 1, Mar. 20) – $40,000 guaranteed
  • $109 Progressive Knockout (Event 2, Mar. 20) – $30,000 guaranteed
  • $215 Pot-Limit Omaha (Event 6, Mar. 20) – $15,000 guaranteed
  • $535 NLH Eight-Max (Event 18, Mar. 27) – $75,000 guaranteed

If these events are a bit too steep, there will also be multiple daily satellites to get into these events for as little as $2.

See the complete schedule below.

2022 BetMGM March Mania Poker Schedule

Date Time Event Buy-In
Sunday, March 205 p.m.Event 1: NLH Warm Up $535
Sunday, March 206 p.m.Event 2: NLH Half Price PKO$109
Sunday, March 207 p.m.Event 3: Phase 1 to Phase 2 Main Event$55
Sunday, March 208 p.m.Event 4: NLH Turbo$215
Monday, March 217 p.m.Event 5: Phase 1 to Phase 2 Main Event$55
Monday, March 218 p.m.Event 6: PLO Six-Max$215
Tuesday March 227 p.m.Event 7: Phase 1 to Phase 2 Main Event$55
Tuesday March 228 p.m.Event 8: PKO Six-Max$535
Wednesday March 237 p.m.Event 9: Phase 1 to Phase 2 Main Event$55
Wednesday, March. 238 p.m.Event 10: NLH Eight-Max$320
Thursday, March 247 p.m.Event 11: Phase 1 to Phase 2 Main Event$55
Thursday, March 248 p.m.Event 12: NLH PKO Six-Max$320
Friday, March 257 p.m.Event 13: Phase 1 to Phase 2 Main Event$55
Friday, March 258 p.m.Event 14: PLO Six-Max$215
Saturday March 266 p.m.Event 15: Heads-UP Bracket 32 Max entries$1,060
Saturday March 267 p.m.Event 16: Phase 1 to Phase 2 Main Event$55
Sunday March 275 p.m.Event 17: NLH Main Event Eight-Max$1,060
Sunday March 276 p.m.Event 18: Phase 2 Main Event$535
Sunday March 277 p.m.Event 19: MLH Turbo Second Chance $215

BetMGM heads-up bracket for March Mania

One of the exclusive events in the series is a heads-up tournament. The $1,000 March Mania Heads-Up Bracket will allow 32 players to go toe-to-toe. Players will compete in a bracket style tournament of head to head matches. The BetMGM network is also adding $10,000 in value for the Heads-Up Champion.

One player looking forward to the event is Pennsylvania native and poker pro Matt Berkey.

“The heads up event is circled on my calendar,” said Berkey. “It’s not a format I regularly play, but I love the idea of playing a March Madness-like shootout and the $10k added to first is a real sweetener to the event.”

Berkey will also be part of the streaming events that will accompany the series. According to a press release from BetMGM:

“In Pennsylvania, high stakes pro and content creator Matt Berkey – a self-proclaimed ‘Yinzer’ – will stream March Poker Mania events starting on March 24th and provide online poker giveaways to the audience. The Pittsburgh native will also live stream several cash games, and handicap college basketball on the Solve For Why YouTube channel.”

Daily $10K tournaments still going

The popular nightly $10,000 guaranteed tournament will also run daily and is available for players in Pennsylvania. Here’s a quick look at that event:

  • Start time: 7 p.m. (ET)
  • Buy-in: $109
  • Starting chips: 50,000
  • Late registration: re-entries allowed until the end of Level 15

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