BetMGM announced that its BetMGM Poker Championship would return to the ARIA Resort & Casino in June.
The high stakes tournament debuted last year with $1 million guaranteed, and BetMGM doubled the guarantee this year to a cool $2 million.
Its return also offers more evidence that the operator — a joint venture between Entain and MGM Resorts International — has serious plans to launch an online poker room, BetMGM Poker NV, sometime in the near future.
Guarantee for BetMGM Poker Championship Doubled to $2 Million
BetMGM said the $3,500 buy-in event would run from June 9 to June 13, with the final table live-streamed through the PokerGO studios. Tournament play will be held in ARIA’s Poker Room, highlighting the 2023 ARIA Poker Classic.
The BetMGM Poker Championship will feature two starting flights and at least 100 qualifiers for players in Michigan, New Jersey, Ontario, and Pennsylvania. It will also lead six days of online poker play on BetMGM Poker, starting with a Mystery Bounty event on June 8.