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2023 US Poker Open Pays Out $1.7 Million In Prizes

The 2023 US Poker Open Championship paid out $1.7 million in prizes to their top six contenders. Martin Zamani, a professional poker player from Boca Raton, Fl., took home the top prize of $666,000 at the event held in Las Vegas, March 23rd – April 4th. 

The no-limit Texas Hold’em tournament had ten events that led to the championship round. Zamani took home a total of $835,800 throughout the ten events. After taking home the grand prize at the 2023 US Poker Open, Zamani now sits in ninth place on the PokerGo leaderboard. The 

The top six contestants finished the tournament as follows:

1. Martin Zamani – $666,000
2. Nick Petrangelo – $444,000
3. Jeremy Ausmus – $296,000
4. Justin Bonomo – $203,500
5. Dan Smith – $148,000
6. Chris Brewer – $92,500

Popular Online Poker Tournaments

There are many online poker tournaments, but only one of the US online poker sites offers hourly games and consistently has over 1k players, Bovada’s online poker room. During peak hours, Bovada’s poker app has above 2k players login in to bet on various forms of poker. 

Popular poker games and tournaments at Bovada include variations such as Texas Hold’Em, Omaha, and Hi/Lo Poker. Bovada also offers a $200k and $100k guaranteed weekly poker tournament that players can win into or buy into to play each Sunday. In addition to the guaranteed poker tournaments, there are tons of daily games, including knockout, sit & go, and turbo tournaments. Before joining in on the action, see our complete Bovada poker review, where we detail the best poker options that Bovada offers.

Are Online Poker Sites Legal In The USA?

Yes, online poker sites outside the United States can operate online without oversight from the US government. No federal gambling laws forbid poker sites from operating for US citizens; however, some states, like Nevada, have passed state laws that outlaw online poker.

Currently, only a handful of states allow their brick-and-mortar poker rooms to offer their services online. New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Delaware are the only states that can provide real money online poker to their residents. 

Do Domestic Poker Rooms Offer Bonus Options To Their Players?

Every poker room is different, but domestic poker bonuses are a thing, just less common than an online poker bonus. To receive an online poker bonus, you have to have an account and gamble through the playthrough before you can withdraw bonus funds.