Pennsylvania poker players have a chance to win a significant amount of money this summer in Las Vegas. BetMGM Poker and Aria Resort have joined forces to provide an extraordinary opportunity for players to participate in the live BetMGM Poker Championship event that offers $2 million in guaranteed prizes.

Throughout the month of May, online participants can compete in daily mega-qualifiers for as little as $2 per entry, providing them with the possibility to win a Las Vegas Poker Package valued at $6,500.

PA online poker players can qualify for the BetMGM Championship in Vegas

PA players can participate in the series qualifiers via two distinct poker skins. To take part, players will need to enter their BetMGM or Borgata Poker PA account and enroll in qualifier tournaments using cash buy-in or Tournament Dollars. BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker sites share the same player pool.

To be eligible, you must be at least 21 years of age and playing from within the borders of Pennsylvania. You don’t have to be a PA resident to qualify, but you have to be physically present in the state while playing. The $6,500 package prize can be attained by players located in PA throughout the entire month of May.

BetMGM Las Vegas tournament prize package details

Players will get an awesome package if they win a qualifier. Winners will receive the following benefits:

  • $3,500 BetMGM entry June 9-13
  • $800 Mystery Bounty tournament entry June 8
  • 6-night hotel stay at Aria June 7-13
  • BetMGM travel swag bag
  • Travel expenses

“Partnering with BetMGM for another summer championship is a tremendous opportunity for us to offer poker players a one-of-a-kind experience. ARIA has doubled the guarantee from last year to $2 million, giving the competitors the chance to win one of our industry’s top prize pools,” said Sean McCormack, MGM Resorts Director of Poker Strategy.

Play BetMGM Poker PA daily satellites to get access to qualifiers

BetMGM has organized daily satellites to allow entry into its weekly Sunday online $600 qualifier events, where the winners will receive the prize package directly.

“BetMGM is excited to offer players online with a live experience in Las Vegas this summer,” BetMGM Poker representative Will O’Connor told PAOnlineCasino. “It allows for poker players a chance to get into the ARIA Championship for as little as $2.”

$600 qualifiers run every week and upcoming tournaments include: 

  • Sunday, May 21: 5 Packages GTD
  • Sunday, May 28: 10 Packages GTD
  • Thursday, June 1: 2 Packages GTD

According to the site, the Aria poker packages are non-negotiable, non-refundable and non-transferable. Unused Aria lodging will not be credited, and travel expenses ($500) will be credited directly to the player’s account.

Head over to New Jersey to win a poker package at the Borgata

For players who enjoy the atmosphere of physical casinos instead of the virtual felt, the Borgata is offering live tournaments with the same prize package up for grabs. Borgata Casino has organized five chances for poker players to win, which will be distributed over a period of five consecutive days at the casino’s location in Atlantic City.

The promotion will take place at the end of May on the dates listed below:

Monday, May 22 6 p.m.  $50 + $10 (1 in 5)

  • Two Shot Turbo Step Qualifier
  • Win entry to both step events for the week

Tuesday, May 23 3 p.m. $70 + $20 (1 in 5)

  • Win entry to Wednesday’s event

Wednesday, May 24 6 p.m. $300 + $50 (1 in 20)

  • 5 prize packages guaranteed

Thursday, May 25 3 p.m. $135 + $25 (1 in 5)

  • Win entry to Friday’s event

Friday, May 26 6 p.m. $600 + $60 (1 in 10)

  • 10 prize packages guaranteed

2022 BetMGM Poker Championship recap

Last year, Benji Felson, a resident of New Jersey, qualified for the 2022 tournament by participating in a $500 online tournament. Out of the 343 entries, 68 individuals, including Felson, qualified online.

Felson’s 5th place finish in the championship earned him $51,587. With another championship on the horizon, a PA online player could be the next big winner. The organizers have raised the guaranteed prize pool to $2 million this year, making the stakes even higher.

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