Summary: The Garden State Super Series Fall Edition will now offer even more events and guaranteed prize money.
In New Jersey, gamblers have access to several activities when it comes to online gambling. The state provides options for online poker and casino gaming as well as sports betting. When it comes to the online offerings, operators are finding that their online casino games are far more lucrative then online poker. For some reason, online poker traffic numbers are on the low end. To try and combat the low earnings of poker, operators have to provide something new and interesting. This week, it was announced that the Borgata has upped their game when it comes to online poker, increasing the number of events as well as guaranteed prize money for their popular Garden State Super Series Fall Edition.
For the fall edition, the Garden State Super Series will offer 24 total tournament events with over $450,000 in guaranteed prize money up for grabs. Both the number of events and cash on offer is higher than last year’s series. Registration to compete is already open for players located in New Jersey, with partypoker, the Borgata and playMGM all offering the ability to register.
The series will run from October 14thuntil the 21st, offering eight days of tournament game play. Of that number, four of the events are satellites. There will be $0.25 qualifiers taking place, with players able to win seats to the Sunday tournaments during each weekend of the series.
There will be 20 primary events taking place during the series, offering buy-ins on the low end at $35 and the highest being $1,060. One of the higher buy-in events will include a purple chip bounty which will see $500 paid to the players who knock out an opponent. For fans of bounty events, there will be three on the schedule.
The most anticipated event is sure to be the Main Event, offering the largest prize pool guarantee at $100,000. The buy-in is relatively affordable at $320. Players will also find a High Roller event on the schedule, with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and a $1,000 buy-in.
In 2017, the Garden State Super Series offered only 14 events and a guaranteed prize pool total of $375,000. This year’s schedule offers more in both categories, but will there be enough interest to see each event meet its guaranteed offering?
In the United States, New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware are the only states that currently offer online poker. Of those three, New Jersey is the one that sees the most traffic, however, they struggle to earn even $1 million a month in revenues. Players have seemingly taken to playing online casino games rather than online poker.
So, will there be enough interest in the Garden State Super Series Fall edition for the guarantees to be met? Or will the Borgata have to meet overlays? With the lower buy-in events, it is expected that the player numbers will be high enough to meet the guarantees. For the higher buy-in events, it might be a little more difficult, such as the ones with the $1,060 buy-in.
Hopefully, there will be enough participation and guarantees will be met. Players are usually excited about online poker tournament events, especially when they can win their seat to a large event. We shall see by November just how the series impacted the industry and if it helped the online poker portion see higher revenues than normal.