ARIA Releases 2018 Summer Poker Classic and WPT500 Schedule

Matthew Clark February 20, 2018 4875 Reads
Aria Poker Classic Schedule 2018

ARIA Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada is the latest property to release its tournament calendar for the upcoming summer. The ARIA Poker Classic┬áruns from May 26 – July 8 with a combination of dominated by single-day events with a few multi-day four-figure buy-in events listed as well.

This year’s schedule features every game and tournament a mixed game enthusiast could ask for, along with a consistent run of no-limit hold’em events.

The common buy-in levels for the ARIA Poker Classic are $240, $400, and $470. The two smaller amounts are reserved for the no-limit hold’em events which densely populate the schedule. The $400 tournaments usually run at 11:00 am with the $240 editions kicking-off at 7:00 pm.

WPT500 Returns to ARIA

The “Main Event” of the series starts at the end of June when the World Poker Tour comes to town. The WPT500 is in its fifth year and returns to its original home. The $1 million guaranteed event draws a large crowd and last year’s version held to form.

Jon Borenstein outlasted a field of 3,542 entrants to take home a reported $230,000 out of a prize pool that topped $1.7 million.

The event kicks off on Monday, June 25 with the first of nine starting flights. Day 2 picks up on Monday, July 2.

Full Slate of Mixed Games

The 470 buy-ins are found next to the mixed game events. The tournament formats for 2018 include the Eight-Game Mix, Pot Limit Omaha, Draw game formats (2-7 Triple Draw, No Limit Single Draw, Triple Draw Mix), Triple Stud, and H.O.R.S.E. Players looking to get their mixed game fix can do so at least once per week starting on Friday, June 2.

Additional No Limit Offerings

The largest buy-ins are the three multi-day $1,100 No Limit Hold’em events. June 6, June 20 and July 6 are the starting dates for the proverbial “high rollers.” ARIA offers $150 satellite for all $1,100 events.

Seniors and Ladies events are also represented. Two $470 single-day Seniors tournaments are in play on June 13 and June 17, on either end of the World Series of Poker’s “Seniors Weekend.” The $300 Ladies event takes place on July 3.

Full structure sheets will be released in the coming week. ARIA is expected to include the big blind ante in a large percentage of the overall schedule.

2018 ARIA Poker Classic Schedule

Date Time Game Buy-in
May 26 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
May 27 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
May 28 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
May 29 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
May 30 11:00 AM Eight-Game Mix $470
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
May 31 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 1 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 2 11:00 AM Limit Omaha 8/B $470
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 3 11:00 AM Triple Draw Mix (2-7, A-5, Badugi) $470
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 4 11:00 AM No Limit 2-7 Single Draw $470
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 5 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM $150 Super Satellite $150
June 6 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em (2 Day) $1,100
June 7 11:00 AM Pot Limit Omaha $470
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 8 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 9 11:00 AM PotLimit Omaha $470
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 10 11:00 AM H.O.R.S.E. $470
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 11 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 12 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 13 11:00 AM Seniors No Limit Hold’em $470
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 14 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 15 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 16 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 17 11:00 AM Seniors No Limit Hold’em $470
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 18 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 19 11:00 AM Limit O.E. $470
7:00 PM $150 Super Satellite $150
June 20 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em (2 Day) $1,100
June 21 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 22 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 23 11:00 AM Triple Stud (Stud, Stud Hi-Lo, Razz) $240
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 24 11:00 AM PLO Eight-Or-Better $470
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
June 25 11:00 AM WPT500 Day 1A $570
June 26 11:00 AM WPT500 Day 1B $570
June 27 11:00 AM WPT500 Day 1C $570
7:00 PM WPT500 Day 1D Turbo $570
June 28 11:00 AM WPT500 Day 1E $570
June 29 11:00 AM WPT500 Day 1F $570
June 30 11:00 AM WPT500 Day 1G $570
July 1 11:00 AM WPT500 Day 1H Turbo $570
7:00 PM WPT500 Day 1I Turbo $570
July 3 11:00 AM Ladies No Limit Hold’em $300
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
July 4 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
July 5 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM $150 Super Satellite $150
July 6 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em (2 Day) $1,100
July 7 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240
July 8 11:00 AM No Limit Hold’em $400
7:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $240

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