Upping the Ante: Live! Casino Philadelphia Starts A Regular Schedule of Poker Tournaments

Written By Katie Kohler on July 19, 2021
Live! Casino Philadelphia starts poker tournaments

Live! Casino Philadelphia opened in Feb. 2021. It’s been earning it’s “exclamation” point, especially since most COVID restrictions have been loosened and drink service is available on the gaming floor. Further adding to the action is the start of poker tournaments at Live! Casino Philadelphia.

When Pennsylvania casinos started to reopen in June 2020 after being closed for three months to slow the spread of COVID, poker rooms didn’t immediately reopen. PA poker players have been very patient waiting for poker rooms to reopen and daily tournaments to return. Now, Live! Casino Philadelphia is ready to up the ante for poker tournaments in Pennsylvania.

Live! Casino Philadelphia poker tournaments

Poker tournaments at Live! Casino Philadelphia will run daily in the morning, with additional evening tournaments Sunday through Wednesday.

July poker tournament schedule

Monday, July 19

  • 11:15 a.m.: $120 FatStacks $25 Bounty
  • 7:15 p.m.: $100 NLH Bankroll Builder

Tuesday, July 20

  • 11:15 a.m.: $120 NLH
  • 7:15 p.m.: $130 TripleStacks

Wednesday, July 21

  • 11:15 a.m.: $140 Quadstacks
  • 7:15 p.m.: $160 DoubleGreenChip $50 Bounty

Thursday, July 22

  • 11:15 a.m.: $120 NLH

Friday, July 23

  • 11:15 a.m.: $160 Double GreenChip $50 Bounty

Saturday, July 24

  • 11:15 a.m.: $220 DeepStacks

Sunday, July 25

  • 11:15 a.m.: $150 NLH
  • 6:15: $130 TripleStacks Turbo

Monday, July 26

  • 11:15 a.m.: $120 FatStacks $25 Bounty
  • 7:15 p.m.: $100 NLH Bankroll Builder

Tuesday, July 27

  • 11:15 a.m.: $120 NLH
  • 7:15 p.m.: $130 TripleStacks

Wednesday, July 28

  • 11:15 a.m.: $140 QuadStacks
  • 7:15 p.m.: $160 Double GreenChip $50 Bounty

Thursday, July 29

  • 11:15 a.m.: $120 NLH

Friday, July 30

  • 11:15 a.m.: $160 Double GreenChip $50 Bounty

Saturday, July 31

  • 11:15 a.m.: $220 DeepStacks

Tournament structures vary based on the buy-ins and tournament type. Reps from Live! said that currently, they are not offering guarantees, but plan to do so in the future.

For full event details and house rules, visit Live! Casino Philadelphia’s website.

Anne Tran, Director of Poker at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia said:

“The launch of poker tournaments at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia is an exciting next step as we continue to expand our entertainment experience. Poker tournaments are popular across our Live! properties and we’re thrilled to be able to offer these competitive games to our Philadelphia guests.

The poker room at Live! Casino Philadelphia

The $700 million casino in South Philadelphia is the first full-size casino in PA built in over a decade. Here is a video of the poker room during one of the preview days of the casino.

Information about the Live! Casino Philadelphia poker room

  • Location: 900 Packer Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
  • Number of tables: 29
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Twitter page for Live! Casino Philadelphia poker room: @LivePoker_PHL
  • Luxury seating and individual USB charging stations at  each seat.

Live! offers a variety of games to accommodate every level of poker player from casual to more experienced including Texas Hold ’em, Omaha and Mixed Games. The poker room at Live! Casino Philadelphia also runs high hand promotions. In late May, the Mega Bad Beat jackpot hit for $609,627.50. The Bad Beat prize was the biggest in the history of Live! Casino Philadelphia and one the largest jackpots in recent history at a Pennsylvania casino.

Tran commented

“Since opening, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia guests have been enjoying the poker room. The room has seen a lot of activity and we know that the beginning of daily tournaments will only increase the poker room’s popularity among our guests. We’ve recruited some of the most talented dealers and leadership from the surrounding area and it is our goal to be the #1 poker destination in the Philadelphia region. We are constantly adapting, are always open to new ideas, and are committed to providing a clean, safe, fun and exciting experience for all guests.”

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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist and Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania. Katie especially enjoys creating unique content and on-the-ground reporting in PA. She is focused on creating valuable, timely content about casinos and sports betting for readers. Katie has covered the legal Pennsylvania gambling industry for Catena Media since 2019.

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