As of right now, the NJCOP II draft schedule will offer 32 events which will boast $1 million in guaranteed prizes. This would be a $400,000 increase from the first NJCOP which was $600,000 in guaranteed prize pools.
PartyPoker’s representative Colette took to Pocketfives New Jersey wall and 2+2 to get player’s feed back on the drafted schedule which can be seen here: http://imgur.com/YO833iT
A few concerns that players have expressed was the constant software crashes that occur with this network. Everyone is hoping that Party Poker will deploy fixes for the issues prior to the start of this series. New Jersey poker players have been experiencing disconnects and software crashes for several months now.
Back to the NJCOP II draft schedule. The Main Event, which features a $200 buy-in, will have a guarantee of $150,000 on April 26. One thing that appears to stand out with the draft schedule are the buy in ranges for the rest of the events. They currently range from $50 up to $1,000. So it gives the impression that this series was created for the online pro or players with bigger bankrolls. Buy-ins ranging from $5 – $25 are not offered.
This leads one to believe that there will be an enormous amount of satellite offerings by Party Poker and Borgata Poker so that players with lower bank rolls can qualify for the majority of these events. Another thing to point out is that NJCOP will coincide with the Borgata Spring Poker Open that will be running at the Borgata Hotel and Spa in Atlantic City from April 14 through May 1st. So plenty of players from out of town may fire up their laptops and tablets to grind the virtual felts as well.