PA Online Players Path to $1M GTD BetMGM Poker Championship at Aria and WSOP Main Event

Written By Anthony Cicali on May 9, 2022
BetMGM and WSOP PA offering Vegas poker trip packages

BetMGM is hosting a major event this summer and Pennsylvania players can win a free seat. The BetMGM Poker Championship will take place at the Aria Casino, Las Vegas on June 23-26 and boasts a $1 million guarantee.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania poker pro and BetMGM Ambassador Matt Berkey has high hopes for the live poker event:

“Excited to partner with Bet MGM for this event; with online qualifiers, beginning Sunday & running through June 12th, we expect to blow the guarantee out of the water,” said Berkey.

PA online poker players can punch a ticket to the $3,500 buy-in at ARIA by winning a seat online at BetMGM PA. At least 15 players in the Keystone State will win a prize package for the event this summer.

“The first-ever BetMGM Poker Championship descends on Las Vegas during one of the most exciting times of the poker season,” said Luke Staudenmaier, Director of Poker, BetMGM.

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How to qualify for Aria BetMGM Poker Championship online in PA

Players have to be physically located in Pennsylvania to jump into the action. First things first: New players at BetMGM can also claim a free $75 no-deposit welcome bonus and a 100% deposit match up to $1,000 to get started using promo code PLAYNJFREE.

The series qualifiers are available through two different poker skins, BetMGM and Borgata Poker. The $500 satellites from May 15-June 12 will award $6,000 packages. The package includes:

  • $3,500 Main Event Ticket
  • Travel money
  • 5 night stay at Aria Casino in Las Vegas

Pennsylvania players can step-satellite their way into the $500 qualifiers for as little as $5 throughout the week. Here is the rolling schedule of qualifiers and satellites for BetMGM Poker PA:

BetMGM PA satellite schedule for Aria Poker Championship

DayTimeQualifiers May 9 - Jun 12Buy-in
Mon.7:00 pm$5 ARIA Round 1, 3x $20 Tickets GTD$5
Mon.8:00 pm$20 ARIA Round 2, 2x $100 Tickets GTD$20
Tues.5:30 pm$5 ARIA Round 1, 3x $20 Tickets GTD$5
Tues.6:30 pm$20 ARIA Round 2, 2x $100 Tickets GTD$20
Tues.8:00 pm$100 ARIA Round 3, 2x $500 Tickets GTD$100
Wed.7:00 pm$5 ARIA Round 1, 3x $20 Tickets GTD$5
Wed.8:00 pm$20 ARIA Round 2, 2x $100 Tickets GTD$20
Thurs.5:30 pm$5 ARIA Round 1, 3x $20 Tickets GTD$5
Thurs.6:30 pm$20 ARIA Round 2, 2x $100 Tickets GTD$20
Thurs.8:00 pm$100 ARIA Round 3, 2x $500 Tickets GTD$100
Fri.7:00 pm$5 ARIA Round 1, 3x $20 Tickets GTD$5
Fri.8:00 pm$20 ARIA Round 2, 2x $100 Tickets GTD$20
Sat.5:30 pm$5 ARIA Round 1, 3x $20 Tickets GTD$5
Sat.6:30 pm$20 ARIA Round 2, 2x $100 Tickets GTD$20
Sat.8:00 pm$100 ARIA Round 3, 2x $500 Tickets GTD$100
Sun.3:30 pm$5 ARIA Round 1, 3x $20 Tickets GTD$5
Sun.4:30 pm$20 ARIA Round 2, 2x $100 Tickets GTD$20
Sun.6:00 pm$100 ARIA Round 3, 2x $500 Tickets GTD$100
Sun.8:00 pm$500 ARIA Final, Multiple Packages GTD$500

Additional highlights of BetMGM Poker Championship at ARIA

For any package winners headed to Las Vegas, MGM will have lots of events to keep players busy. Aria casino will host private sportsbook parties and also host a $600 Mystery Bounty tournament on June 25 in Las Vegas.

“ARIA is a legendary poker brand and we’re thrilled that the Championship has become an integral part of this year’s Poker Classic. Through our relationship with MGM Resorts and its world-class U.S. properties, we’ll continue to leverage event programming and connect with players both online and in their favorite poker rooms,” said Staudenmaier.

Mystery Bounties are a new trend in the poker world. When players eliminate another player they receive an envelope with an unknown prize. Mystery bounties allow players to win big, but they don’t know what prize they receive until the package is opened.

WSOP Main Event Satellites online in PA

WSOP.com PA is also offering PA players a chance to take a big shot in Las Vegas this summer.

The $10,000 WSOP Main Event is a tournament on most player’s bucket lists. Pennsylvania players will have a chance to win a seat every day in May. The site is offering satellite seats every night on WSOP PA. The package will include $10,000 worth of buy-in chips for the WSOP in Las Vegas, along with $500 in travel money.

Besides the satellites, WSOP is also offering a freeroll chance to grab a seat as well. According to WSOP:

Make a deposit with code MAIN22 and receive a tournament ticket for an exclusive freeroll on May 31 that awards the winner with a $10,000 WSOP Main Event Seat. This is your chance to be a part of the most legendary poker event in the world.

To see a full review of all the poker events happening this summer in Las Vegas, check out the full schedule from USpoker.

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