BetMGM Launches New $1M Championship at Aria in Las Vegas; Event Packages Up for Grabs for Online Poker Players

May 6, 2022
BetMGM Launches New $1M Championship at Aria in Las Vegas; Event Packages Up for Grabs for Online Poker Players

Summer is already a busy time in Las Vegas with numerous poker tournaments all over town. That schedule is now heating up even more with yet another nice bullet point for the summer.

BetMGM announced a major new tournament yesterday heading to Sin City this summer with a $1 million guarantee. The debut BetMGM Poker Championship comes with a $3,500 buy-in and is scheduled for June 23-26 at the Aria Casino Resort.

Online poker players on the BetMGM platform, part of partypoker US Network, also have opportunities to get in the action. The network is available in New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and players in all three states have an opportunity to earn complete tournament packages.

“The first-ever BetMGM Poker Championship descends on Las Vegas during one of the most exciting times of the poker season,” BetMGM director of poker Luke Staudenmaier said in a news release.

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Big addition at Aria, BetMGM

The BetMGM Poker Championship joins an already busy time at the Aria. The Aria Poker Classic runs from June 1 – July 17 and the new event adds to an already hefty tournament schedule.

This now becomes the second time the online poker platform has utilized an MGM Resort property as a cross-promotion. The March Poker Madness series earlier this year featured a chance for winners to play in a live event at the Borgata in Atlantic City.

BetMGM is now adding Las Vegas to those efforts and the effort may be a sign of more to come. The platform is now running numerous qualifying opportunities in lieu of partypoker US Network’s regular monthly online series. 

“Aria is a legendary poker brand and we’re thrilled that the Championship has become an integral part of this year’s Poker Classic,” Staudenmaier said. “Through our relationship with MGM Resorts and its world-class U.S. properties, we’ll continue to leverage event programming and connect with players both online and in their favorite poker rooms.” 

Qualifying online at BetMGM, partypoker

Those booking to get in the action will have numerous opportunities in the coming weeks in all three states. Players will find a rolling schedule of daily qualifiers and weekly satellites beginning on May 8.

BetMGM Poker will award prize packages to at least 15 players from each market. Those tournament packages include:

  • tournament buy-in
  • travel expenses
  • five-night stay at Aria

Sportsbook watch parties are also on tap for players who win a tournament package as well. Those heading to Vegas for the event will also have some other tournament action to check out.

The property hosts a $600 BetMGM Poker Mystery Bounty on June 25. This marks the first time Aria has run this modern take on a live poker knockout tournament.

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