Las Vegas for Ladies: A Complete Guide to This Summer’s Women-Only Poker Tournaments (Updated 5/18)

May 17, 2022
Las Vegas for Ladies: A Complete Guide to This Summer’s Women-Only Poker Tournaments (Updated 5/18)

Poker tournaments geared toward female players have become more popular in recent years and numerous ladies events are on tap this summer in Las Vegas.

Along with the annual ladies championship at the World Series of Poker, multiple properties around Sin City are offering ladies-only events. 

A notable highlight will be the LIPS (Ladies International Poker Series) tour. The series was founded in 2004 with the goal of promoting women in poker and introducing more women to the game. LIPS will host multiple events at MGM Grand, the WSOP, South Point, and Venetian.

Women will find a tournament to fit every bankroll around Las Vegas this summer. Buy-ins range from $150 to $1,000 for these special events. Here’s USPoker’s complete guide for ladies events this summer.

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MGM Grand

The MGM Grand kicks off Ladies Week by hosting an official LIPS event on June 27. The week long events will have some nice choices for women looking to get some felt time.

The MGM Grand’s $350 buy-in with a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool. Players start with a 20,000-chip starting stack and the tournament includes 30-minute levels.

  • $350 LIPS Kickoff – June 27, $30,000 guaranteed

World Series of Poker 

Even though there is only one ladies bracelet event, two tournaments are set at the World Series of Poker. The annual series is located on the Strip this year at the Bally’s and Paris casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.

The ladies event is one of the highlights of the summer. In 2021, Lara Eisenberg took down the event and won $115,694.

“It feels amazing,” Eisenberg told USPoker after her win. “I try to only set process goals and not outcome goals that I have no real control over, like winning a bracelet. But it feels great to have won a major tournament and have that reward for putting in the work.”

LIPS will host a $150 warm-up event for that tournament on June 28. Players start with 15,000 chips and can expect 20-minute levels. It may not be for a bracelet, but offers a good chance for women to jump into the action at a bargain price. 

  • $150 LIPS Warm-Up  – June 28
  • $1,000 Ladies Championship – June 29

South Point

The LIPS Ladies Week then continues off the Strip at South Point. The casino is home to 30 poker tables and is hosting the LIPS National Championship.

The tournament includes multiple starting flights and 30-minute levels. Players start with 30,000 chips and the series wraps up on July 2. South Point is also hosting a $200 event as part of the series.

  • $450 LIPS Championship  – June 30 (Day 1A), July 1 (Day 1B)
  • $200 Double Green Chip Bounty Survivor – July 2

Venetian 

The final stop on the LIPS tour takes place on the Strip at the Venetian. Ladies can start the Independence Day holiday early by taking a shot at winning the LIPS Venetian exclusive trophy. The $500 event comes with a nice guarantee as well.

  • $500 LIPS trophy event – July 3, $40,000 guaranteed

Golden Nugget

Down on Fremont Street, the Golden Nugget also hosts a ladies event. While not a sanctioned LIPS event, players can expect a nice number of entries A part of their Grand Poker Series

  • $200 Ladies NLHE – June  28, $10,000 guaranteed

Aria

The Aria casino is upping the ante for ladies by offering the biggest guarantee for women this summer. The $400 event comes with a nice $50,000 guarantee.

While there may be only one ladies event, players can expect a big field for the tournament.

  • $400 Ladies NLHE  – June 28, $50,000 guaranteed

Resorts World 

The Poker League of Nations (PLON) is hosting a ladies event at the new Resorts World.  The event winner scores a prize package that includes a crystal trophy cup and a signature iconic Tiffany & Co. sterling silver bracelet valued at $700. All final table players also earn merchandise as well.

“Last fall, our Ladies Week event at the property had a $25,000 guarantee,” said of Poker League of Nations founder Lena Evans says. “We smashed the guarantee by 2x-plus and created a prize pool of over $55,000”

  • $360 Poker League of Nations Ladies Crystal Cup Championship – June 27, $35,000 guaranteed

PokerGO teams with Poker League of Nations for WSOP seat

PokerGO has also partnered with PLON to help send women to the WSOP $1,000 Mini Main Event. A $50 ladies-only online satellite is set for June 4 on PokerStars and guarantees three seats.

Women interested in participating in this special opportunity are asked to visit the PLON Facebook group page to learn more.

  • $50 WSOP Mini Main Event satellite at PokerStars – June 4, three seats guaranteed
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