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Like to play online poker tournaments where the prize pools are guaranteed and the buy-ins are just a few bucks? You’re in luck if you reside or will be in either Nevada or New Jersey from July 19-26. has announced a Minier-Fest of Poker that consists of 16 events over eight days. The action will be available in both regulated states where has a presence, albeit as individual festivals for each state.

We are still waiting for New Jersey to join Nevada and Delaware in the Multi State Poker Network so that players from both the Silver State and Garden State can compete in one festival. But until that time, players will be seated at tables only with players from within the same state.


By the way, minier is smaller than mini. You may not find the word in the dictionary, but you will find it as a festival of poker at

The fun in playing the Minier-Fest doesn’t have to be small or mini or minier. It can perhaps be larger depending on how deep you run and how many times you cash. And with 12 of the 16 events featuring buy-ins of $5 or less, you can play all 16 events for $89!

That includes the Main Event of the Minier-Fest on Sunday, July 26 that promises a guaranteed prize pool of $5,000. That tournament lists an entry fee of only $20, with re-buys and add-ons.

Over $15,000 Guaranteed

Each of the 16 events has a guaranteed prize pool. All told, more than $15,000 will be paid to players who finish in the money. That’s $15K in Nevada and $15K in New Jersey.

Two events will be hosted on each of the eight days. The starting times are 2:30 and 3:30 on the weekends, and 5:30 and 6:30 on Monday through Friday.

Time Running Out on $1K Deposit Bonus

For those unaware, increased its first time deposit bonus to 100% up to $1,000 from May 27 to July 14 during the 46th annual WSOP at the Rio in Las Vegas. The expiration date for that enhanced bonus is approaching quickly. In other words, only a couple days remain for players in both New Jersey and Nevada to grab the extra bonus cash available.

The regular Welcome Bonus is 100% up to $400. Still a nice bankroll booster, but players who act now before the clock strikes midnight on July 14 can get an additional $600 in bonus money.

The length of time permitted in which to clear the special deposit bonus is 90 days from the time of deposit. That’s until mid-October for players who deposit now. The regular first time deposit bonus of 100% up to $400 allows 60 days to clear.

One last reminder, the $1,000 bonus expires at midnight on Tuesday! The Minier Fest of Poker begins next Sunday!

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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.