On July 17, online poker room Bovada launched the Super Millions Poker Open, also known as SMPO. The series will continue through August 19 and offer a total of 175 individual events. Players an take part via Bovada as well as Ignition Casino and Bodog. So far, the series has finished up the majority of events and will continue to offer quality tournament gaming for one more week.
Getting In On The Action
With SMPO, players have several options for competing. The schedule consists of events that players normally see on the online poker network during a regular week. However, the guaranteed prize pools are larger. Take for example, the Sunday Major. This event is part of the series and will offer much more money than it normally would.
The SMPO Special will have the same $150 plus $12 buy-in but will offer $250,000 in guaranteed prize money instead of the $150,000 normal offering. The Sunday High Roller has also been in the mix, offering up $200,000 instead of $100,000. This event also has the same buy-in.
The Sunday events took place already for several weeks and players have one final shot to get in on this action this Sunday. These are the larger events so players definitely want to log in over the weekend to take part.
In general, the series has offered buy-ins ranging from a low $5.50 to a high $1,055. With wide-ranging buy-ins, players from all levels have the ability to take part.
Upcoming Options and Satellites
Still to come are the Main Event and Mini Main Event. These tournaments will take place on August 16. The Mini will have a buy-in of just $100 + $9. Its prize pool is set at $200,000 guaranteed. The Main Event will take place two hours after the Mini and have a buy-in of $425 + $25. This event has a much larger prize pool of $500,000.
Also on the SMPO schedule is the Super Duper High Roller. This event has a buy-in of $1,000 + $55 and offers a prize pool of $150,000. Depending on how many players competing, this tournament could reach a much larger price point.
Bovada along with the other participating online poker rooms have also provided satellites so players can earn a seat at a much lower cost. Six-player Sit n Go’s are on offer with a total buy-in of $33. They provide $162 tickets to the Special $250,000 on Sunday that replaces the normal Major event.
However, most of the satellites for the SMPO come in MTT format. They start at just $1, making them super affordable. Players can also up the ante a bit and compete in an MTT for $109 to earn a spot in events.
Some of the satellites provide tickets that can be used for any event that has a designated buy-in. Other tickets you can earn are for a specific event. Players must use the tickets as such and are not allowed to exchange any tickets earned for cash or use in other ways.