After a thorough consultation process, employees at MGM National Harbor have voted to join Teamsters Local 639, a democratic labor union representing workers in Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. With this decision, the casino hotel is gearing up to host the highly anticipated Potomac Winter Poker Open.
The iconic poker tournament is scheduled to take place at the same venue in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC from February 14-26. The 13-day event promises a spectacular line-up of events with lucrative prizes, including the NHL High Roller, Monumental Stack, and Triple Stack No-Limit Hold’Em.
One of the main highlights of the tournament will be the Opener, featuring a $750,000 guarantee, as well as the $3,500 High Roller contest and the Main Event with a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million. Other events scheduled to take place include the Rookies’ Event, 5-Card Pot-Limit Omaha High, Cakes Classic Bounty, and the Seniors 50+ event.
In addition to the Potomac Winter Poker Open, the Borgata Winter Poker Open is also set to take place from January 2-25. The event will feature a total of 40 events, including 22 main events facilitated by BetMGM Poker and with a guaranteed prize of $10 million. Thanks to a new agreement with the poker news outlet PokerOrg, the tournament will receive full Instant Live feeds, social media highlights, insights, and player narratives across various social platforms.
Luke Staudenmaier, director of BetMGM Poker, commented that the PokerOrg coverage will help bring players’ stories to life and amplify their experiences throughout the 22 trophy events. The Borgata Winter Poker Open will kick off with the Kick Off Deep Stack Event and also feature the Saturday Series with $100,000 guaranteed, Seniors’ (50+) Championship Event with $50,000 in guaranteed prizes, the Almighty Million Event with $1,000,000 guaranteed, and the $1,000 Knock Out Bounty Event featuring $100,000 guaranteed.
Staudenmaier also described the January Poker Open as “the start of a thrilling year of omnichannel poker events ahead.” Last November, New Jersey’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced their return to the Borgata Winter Poker Open.