MGM Resorts International has released details of its first ever East Coast Poker Tour, with the co-branded tournament series including events at a number of its properties.
Featuring MGM National Harbor, located in Maryland, MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, events will take place throughout 2020.
The series is set to kick off on February 5-17 with MGM National Harbor’s Potomac Winter Poker Open and culminate November 15-20 with Borgata’s Fall Poker Open $2m Guaranteed Championship.
The MGM Resorts East Coast Poker Tour will feature five co-branded events and one co-branded championship, these include one tournament at MGM Springfield (The Armory Classic), two at MGM National Harbor (Potomac Poker Open(s): February / July), and three, including the championship, at Borgata (Spring Poker Open, Summer Poker Open & Fall Poker Open Championship).
Players can qualify for the MGM Resorts ECPT leaderboard between February 5, 2020 and August 24, 2020 by registering in any of the five tournaments prior to the championship.
A minimum of 100 players, including the five winners of the tour’s previous tournaments, five randomly selected participants (one from each tournament), and the top 90 participants on the leaderboard will receive a complimentary two-night stay at Borgata and entry into the Borgata Fall Poker Open / MGM Resorts East Coast Poker Tour $2m Guaranteed Championship November 15-20, 2020.
Additional prizes include a $500 MGM Resorts gift card, $250 hotel credit at Borgata and a Cartier watch. Participants must be M life cardholders to qualify.
“MGM Resorts offers players the best poker product on the east coast,” Jorge Perez, portfolio president at MGM, said of the newly unveiled series.
“Our East Coast Poker Tour is a great way for us to showcase three of our industry-leading properties while creating an exciting tournament series for our guests and poker enthusiasts.”