Pennsylvania Poker Provides July Tournaments And Massive Bad Beat Jackpots

Written By Anthony Cicali on July 6, 2023
Pennsylvania poker players have lots of options to choose from when it comes to tournaments in July.

The Pennsylvania poker scene takes center stage for some thrilling card action in July. The Commonwealth holds not one, but two of the most lucrative bad beat poker jackpots in the entire country.

Besides that, offers a chance to win multiple online bracelets from the prestigious World Series of Poker.

In the Keystone State, poker players will find an incredible lineup of guaranteed live tournaments worth over $1 million this month alone. PlayPennsylvania dives into all the current tournament action.

Live! Casino Philadelphia poker room guarantees $590,000 in payouts

Live! Casino Philadelphia’s poker room has a lot at stake this July. To kick things off, the July multi-day main event will be first on deck with a buy-in of $360. The tournament guarantees a prize pool of $200,000, making it a highly coveted opportunity for all poker enthusiasts.

From July 5-9, the multi-day flight event will feature five starting flights. The excitement will reach its peak on July 9 when all participants merge their fields, creating an epic showdown with lots of money up top.

But that’s not all! Mark your calendars from July 26 to Aug. 1 for another big event. The highly anticipated $500 Megastack tournament series that promises large stacks and solid payouts begins. With five multi-day starting flights, you’ll have ample opportunities to showcase your skills and compete for your share of the impressive $200,000 prize pool.

Daily tournaments await at Live! Casino Philadelphia:

Mondays: $120 NLH Bounty Fat Stacks – 11:15 a.m. – $4,000 guaranteed
Tuesdays: $120 NLH Fat Stacks – 6:15 p.m. – $4,000 guaranteed
Wednesdays: $140 NLH Quadstacks – 11:15 a.m. – $3,000 guaranteed
Thursdays: $140 NLH Quadstacks 11:15 a.m. – $3,000 guaranteed
Fridays: $300 NLH Bounty – 11:15 a.m. – $5,000 guaranteed
Saturdays: Varying tournaments each week
Sundays: $130 NLH Triple Stacks Turbo – 6:15 p.m.

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

In June, Daniel Restrepo took down the field of players in the Live! Philly $360 June 200K GTD NLH tournament. Restrepo’s victory earned him a a solid payout of $29,655.

Rivers Philadelphia Mega Rush hands out $200,000 in July

Rivers Philadelphia is presenting its Mega Rush Series from July 19-23. Poker players will have the chance to face off for $200,000 in guaranteed payouts. The buy-in will cost $560 and will hold multiple starting flights.

Any player that survives day one of their flight will combine on July 23 to play for the big cash paydays. Sunday, July 16, through July 19, players can win a satellite into the main event for only $125. These will run each day at noon and 6:15 p.m. (no 6:15 p.m. start on July 19).

Excluding the Mega Rush days, Rivers’ weekly poker tournaments will run all July:

Sundays: 11:15 a.m. — $160 NLH – $5,000 guarantee
Mondays: 7:15 p.m. — $160 NLH, 2x Green Chip Bounty – $4,000 guarantee
Tuesdays: 6:15 p.m. — $70 NLH (beginners’ tournament)
Wednesdays: 10:15 a.m. — $50 NLH (seniors age 50+)
Wednesdays: 1:15 p.m. — $50 NLH rematch
Wednesdays: 6:15 p.m. — $130 NLH, Deep Stack Turbo – $5,000 guarantee
Saturdays: 10:15 a.m. — $70 NLH (beginners)

Rivers Pittsburgh bad beat jackpot still the biggest in US at over $620,000

Pittsburgh poker is full of tournaments this July. Rivers Pittsburgh has added another event in its monthly tournament offerings.

Check out the upcoming events in July:

$160 NLH Tournament – 12 p.m. – every Friday in July
$260 NLH Tournament – 11 a.m. – July 1, 15, 22
$500 NLH Deepstack Tournament – 11 a.m. – July 8
$340 NLH Deepstack Tournament – 11 a.m. – July 29
$160 NLH Tournament – 4 p.m. – every Wednesday in July

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh boasts the largest active bad beat jackpot in the United States, which continues to grow with each passing day. To trigger this jackpot, a player typically needs to suffer a loss with a hand of Quads or better. Alongside this impressive bad beat jackpot, the Pittsburgh poker room also offers a range of enticing promotions, including:

  • Rolling Royal Jackpots
  • Bad Beat Jackpots ($627,883 as of July 1)
  • High Hands ($200 every 30 min., Thursday 11 a.m. – 4 a.m.)

Wind Creek Bethlehem hosts weekly PA poker tournaments

Each week, Wind Creek Casino will host a few tournaments to liven the action. Players will also be happy to hear that on July 25, it will run a $250 black chip bounty tournament at 7:15 p.m.

Other events include:

$400 NLH Deepstack Tournament – 11:15 a.m. – every Sunday
$100 NLH Tournament – 7:15 p.m. – every Tuesday
$150 NLH Deepstack Tournament – 7:15 p.m. – every Thursday
$280 NLH Deepstack Tournament – 11:15 a.m. – every Friday

Multiple bracelets still on the line in Pennsylvania

Players in the Keystone State can still win some gold without traveling to the desert this summer. WSOP PA has a few online bracelets left for players to compete for without leaving their house. The two last gold bracelet events include:

Sunday, July 9, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. ET: Event #6 – $300 NL Hold’em – $300 buy-in
Sunday, July 16, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. ET: Event #7 – $500 NL Hold’em Summer Saver – $500 buy-in

So far, a few Pennsylvania players have made names for themselves by grabbing some prestigious gold.

Sunday, June 4 – PA Event #1: $500 NLH Bankroll Builder
Participants: 110
Total prize pool: $68,850
Winner: Andrew “phillytaxguy” Kershaw
Winnings: $16,964.66

Sunday, June 11 – PA Event #2: $400 NLH PKO 8-Max
Participants: 148
Total prize pool: $84,240
Winner: Josh “Come83” Dempsey
Winnings: $20,100.21

Sunday, June 18 – PA Event #3: $500 NLH Turbo 6-Max
Participants: 137
Total prize pool: $87,750
Winner: Justin “yumdubz” Vaysman
Winnings: $20,401.93

Updated Pennsylvania poker bad beat jackpots – July 2023

Updates as of July 1:

Parx Casino – current bad beat jackpot: $621,959
Mohegan Pennsylvania – current bad beat jackpot: $244,120
Mount Airy Casino Resort – current bad beat jackpot: $58,318
Rivers Casino Philadelphia – $50,000 set bad beat
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh – current bad beat jackpot: $627,883
Hollywood Meadows Racetrack and Casino – current bad beat jackpot: $123,998
Wind Creek Bethlehem – current bad beat jackpot: $46,315

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