Here Are The Poker Tournaments In Pennsylvania In January 2024

Written By Anthony Cicali on January 3, 2024 - Last Updated on January 25, 2024
Image of a poker player with chips for a story about the Pennsylvania poker schedule for January 2024.

As we step into the new year, the Pennsylvania poker scene remains vibrant, attracting players with exciting tournaments. January in Pennsylvania provides a diverse poker landscape with a multitude of large events throughout the month. Poker players can anticipate big guarantees, making the Keystone State the ultimate destination for thrilling tournament action.

PlayPennsylvania provides updates on the latest tournament highlights and cash game promotions within the state every month. This story focuses on live poker. For online poker, there are various PA poker sites that offer the same types of events and tournaments you’ll find at the state’s casinos.

Live! Casino Philadelphia guarantees over $500,000 in January

The Live! Casino Philadelphia poker room continues to host a tournament each day in the month of December. The Road to Riches tournament returns and will take place Jan. 17-21. The $250 buy multi-flight allows players to pick from seven flights and has a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000.

Players who survive day one will play on Sunday, Jan. 21. The following week, a $360 multi-flight will be on tap. This series has a $200,000 guarantee for Jan. 24-28.

The poker room will host daily events for players as well:

  • Mondays: $140 NLH Bounty Quad Stacks – 6:15 p.m. – $3,000 guaranteed
  • Tuesdays: $160 NLH Bounty – 6:15 p.m. – $6,000 guaranteed
  • Wednesdays: $140 NLH Quadstacks Bounty – 6:15 p.m. – $6,000 guaranteed
  • Thursdays: $120 NLH – 11:15 a.m. – $3,000 guaranteed
  • Fridays and Saturdays: Varying tournaments each week
  • Sundays: $130 NLH Triple Stacks Turbo – 6:15 p.m.

The full schedule can be seen here:

*Daily tournaments may vary with upcoming special events, so check with the poker room before entering.

In December, a five-way chop took place in the MegaStack Series. The top winner of the deal was Joseph Roman of Bayonne, NJ. He brought home $30,914.


Rivers Casino Philadelphia supplies $100,000 Winter Rush series

The Rivers Casino Philadelphia poker room is showcasing a Winter Rush series in January. The multi-flight event will cost $360 and has a $100,000 guarantee. The series will run from Jan. 24-28. Each player starts with 50,000 in chips.

Daily tournaments will be available throughout the month:

  • Mondays: $125 NLH – 6:15 p.m. – $3,000 guaranteed
  • Tuesdays: $125 NLH Green Chip Bounty – 11:15 a.m.
  • Wednesdays: $140 NLH Deepstack – 6:15 p.m. – $4,000 guaranteed
  • Thursdays: $55 NLH Seniors 55+ – 10:15 a.m.
  • Fridays: $140 NLH Frenzy – 6:15 p.m. – $4,000 guaranteed
  • Saturdays and Sundays: $70 NLH – 10:15 a.m. – Beginners tournament

Parx Casino offers tournament poker weekly

January will show duel poker tournaments each week for Parx Casino. On Dec. 29, the location hosted one of its largest tournaments of the year with 210 entries.

Tournament schedule for January:

  • Every Monday at 7:15 p.m. – $200 buy-in Double Green Chip Bounty NL Hold’em
  • Every Friday at 11:15 a.m. – $340 buy-in NL Hold’em with re-entries

Live! Casino Pittsburgh provides $25,000 multi-flight poker tournament

The Live! Casino Pittsburgh poker room is showcasing a $25,000 guaranteed multi-flight event starting Jan. 23-28. Players will have six flights to pick from, and the buy-in is $300. Day two will finish on Sunday, Jan. 28.

The structure sheet is listed here:

The following daily events will be in play on days without a flight:

  • Mondays: $100 MLK Green Chip Bounty – Jan. 15
  • Tuesdays: $120 NLH Bounty Fat Stacks – 12:15 a.m.
  • Wednesdays: $80 NLH Bankroll Builder – 6:15 p.m.
  • Fridays: $130 NLH Triple Stacks Turbo – 6:15 p.m.
  • Saturdays: $120 NLH Green Chip Bounty – 11:15 a.m.
  • Sundays: $80 NLH Bankroll Builder – 2:15 p.m.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh showcases weekend warrior poker

At Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, poker players can look forward to a month filled with daily events catering to both casual and dedicated players. With a focus on weekend tournaments, Rivers Pittsburgh pleases the weekend recreational player. Here’s a glance at upcoming tournaments this month:

  • $125 NLH Tournament – 12 p.m. – every Friday
  • $160 NLH 2x Green Chip Bounty – 4 p.m. – every Wednesday
  • $260 NLH Deepstack Tournament – 11 a.m. – Saturday, Jan. 6 & 20
  • $500 NLH Deepstack Tournament – 11 a.m. – Saturday, Jan. 13
  • $340 NLH Deepstack Tournament – 11 a.m. – Saturday, Jan. 27

Pennsylvania poker Bad Beat Jackpot round-up – January 2024

In poker, a Bad Beat Jackpot is a unique feature that adds an extra layer of excitement to the game. It occurs when a particularly strong hand, typically Quads or better, loses to an even stronger hand. The defeated player, often referred to as the victim of the “bad beat,” is then rewarded with a portion of the jackpot, while the winner receives a share, and the rest of the players at the table also get a slice.

In the Keystone State, the following casinos have active Bad Beat Jackpots:

  • Parx Casino – current jackpot: $150,669
  • Mohegan Pennsylvania – current jackpot: $359,142
  • Mount Airy Casino Resort – current jackpot: $51,142
  • Rivers Casino Philadelphia – $50,000 set Bad Beat
  • Live! Philadelphia – $50,000 set Bad Beat
  • Rivers Casino Pittsburgh – current jackpot: $92,948
  • Hollywood Meadows Racetrack and Casino – current jackpot: $30,662
  • Wind Creek Bethlehem – current jackpot: $125,777

New Jersey poker features Borgata Winter Open

The Borgata is currently hosting the Borgata Winter Open. This is one of the most significant tournament series of the year in the region. The event runs in Atlantic City until Jan. 26. The series includes 22 trophy Main Events and an impressive $10 million in guarantees.

The Director of Poker Operations, Kellie DeCelis, emphasized Borgata’s gaming status in a press release. She said:

“Borgata is the premier gaming destination on the East Coast, and that includes our world-class poker tournaments. After the success of last year’s tournament, ‘The Return,’ we’re excited to offer a Poker Open series and provide so many options for Championship poker at Borgata once again.”

Some of the upcoming tournaments include:

  • Jan. 7-11:(multi-flight) $500 NLH Almighty Stack (Event 5) – $1 million guaranteed
  • Jan. 14-18:(multi-flight) $2,200 NLH Mystery Bounty (Event 10) – $2 million guaranteed
  • Jan. 17-18: $1,100 PLO Championship (Event 15) – $100,000 guaranteed
  • Jan. 23-25:(multi-flight) $560 NLH Mini Mystery (Event 22) – $250,000 guaranteed

The full schedule is available here.

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