For American poker players who live in Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, the time is now to get into the action. There are poker tournaments with big titles throughout September and some into October.

PokerStars COOPs

COOP started out on PokerStars’ worldwide site as WCOOP, the World Championship of Online Poker. Over time, they added other iterations to that signature tournament series. When they brought it to the regulated US market, it produced PACOOP for Pennsylvania, NJCOOP for New Jersey, and MICOOP for Michigan.

Those US COOP series are back and started this weekend. For 18 days, there will be more than 200 COOP events and $4.5M in prize pool guarantees. It will wrap in all three states on September 26.

Players can get into the tournaments for as low as $20 buy-ins or for $2 satellites. There will also be special Spin & Gos for as little as $3 and a daily freeroll.

COOP Highlights

One of the major highlights of this year’s COOPs in America is the opportunity to win a Platinum Pass. This $30K prize package will send the winner to the Bahamas in January/February 2023 for the Poker Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC). Players can qualify by playing COOP events, as well as casino games and sports betting action. The finalists will each win a Platinum Pass. There will also be one pass reserved for the winner of a set of daily freerolls.

Each state’s COOP will also offer a Main Event with a big guarantee. Those will be:

  • MICOOP Event 69 of 77 (Sept 25): $300 buy-in Main Event Championship ($150K GTD)
  • NJCOOP Event 53 of 59 (Sept 25): $300 buy-in Main Event ($100K GTD)
  • PACOOP Event 69 of 77 (Sept 25): $300 buy-in Main Event Championship ($225K GTD)

Each state will award trophies for championship events – 18 across the three states.

First BetMGM State Championships

BetMGM decided to run its first BetMGM Poker State Championships in three states, the first since it launched its poker sites in Michigan. The company wants to build on the first live tournament it held at the ARIA in Las Vegas this summer, so it will run 26 events online from September 15-25.

Buy-ins will start at $100, and there will be a range of poker variations for players throughout the series. In addition, qualifiers are already underway for as little as $5.

The tournaments will run simultaneously in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. The guarantees will differ but add up to a cumulative total exceeding $2M.


Guarantees will vary from state to state, but the buy-ins remain the same.

There isn’t any event with a “Main Event” title, but there is a NLHE 8-Max Championship, which appears to be the finale of the series. That will entail:

  • New Jersey: $1K buy-in NLHE 8-Max Championship ($250K GTD)
  • Pennsylvania: $1K buy-in NLHE 8-Max Championship ($150K GTD)
  • Michigan: $1K buy-in NLHE 8-Max Championship ($200K GTD)

WSOP Online 2022

The World Series of Poker is offering online bracelet opportunities in all of its poker jurisdictions, and that includes four states. The WSOP online poker site is the only one that operates in Nevada, and its Nevada and New Jersey sites share a player pool.

Action starts on September 10 and runs through October 18 with 33 total events running in total. The buy-ins and details are different for NV/NJ, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and there are no prize pool guarantees.

Players will find buy-ins ranging from $365 to $10K, with a minimum of five events running per week, two of which will run every Sunday. Every one of the 33 events in each jurisdiction will award a genuine gold bracelet and a seat into the 2023 WSOP Tournament of Champions.

Full Schedule

Since there are so many WSOP gold bracelets up for grabs, here’s the full listing of the WSOP Online schedule for the United States, with every event being offered in Nevada and New Jersey, but only noted ones for Pennsylvania and Michigan players.

  • Sept 10 (Event 1): $400 NLHE Kickoff
  • Sept 11 (Event 2): $500 NLHE Monster Stack (PA and MI)
  • Sept 11 (Event 3): $3,200 NLHE High Roller
  • Sept 13 (Event 4): $1K PLO 6-Max
  • Sept 15 (Event 5): $500 NLHE Turbo Deepstack
  • Sept 17 (Event 6): $800 NLHE Ultra Deepstack
  • Sept 18 (Event 7): $365 NLHE (PA and MI)
  • Sept 18 (Event 8): $1K NLHE 6-Max
  • Sept 20 (Event 9): $600 NLHE Deepstack Championship
  • Sept 22 (Event 10): $2,500 NLHE Freezeout
  • Sept 24 (Event 11): $400 PLOssus 6-Max
  • Sept 25 (Event 12): $400 NLHE Ultra Deepstack (PA and MI)
  • Sept 25 (Event 13): $1K NLHE
  • Sept 27 (Event 14): $500 NLHE 6-Max
  • Sept 29 (Event 15): $365 NLHE Turbo Deepstack
  • Oct 1 (Event 16): $500 NLHE Deepstack
  • Oct 2 (Event 17): $777 NLHE Lucky 7s (PA and MI)
  • Oct 2 (Event 18): $1K NLHE Turbo Deepstack
  • Oct 4 (Event 19): $1,500 NLHE
  • Oct 6 (Event 20): $500 NLHE Turbo
  • Oct 8 (Event 21): $600 NLHE 6-Max
  • Oct 9 (Event 22): $500 NLHE Big 500
  • Oct 9 (Event 23): $1,500 NLHE Freezeout (PA and MI)
  • Oct 11 (Event 24): $7,777 NLHE Lucky 7s High Roller
  • Oct 12 (Event 25): $2K NLHE
  • Oct 13 (Event 26): $3,200 NLHE High Roller
  • Oct 14 (Event 27): $500 NLHE Super Turbo
  • Oct 15 (Event 28): $365 NLHE Monster Stack
  • Oct 16 (Event 29): $1K NLHE Online Championship (PA and MI)
  • Oct 16 (Event 30): $5,300 NLHE High Roller
  • Oct 17 (Event 31): $600 NLHE Deep Freeze
  • Oct 18 (Event 32): $10K NLHE Super High Roller
  • Oct 19 (Event 33): $500 NLHE Fall Finale

As mentioned, the same schedule runs in each jurisdiction – Nevada/New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. The Main Event is highlighted above.


Jennifer Newell

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Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years.
Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. She has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years.