Pennsylvania and Atlantic City Casinos Kick Off 2022 With Poker Tournaments

Written By Anthony Cicali on January 5, 2022 - Last Updated on January 6, 2022

Players headed to Philadelphia casinos – Live! Casino Philadelphia and Rivers Philadelphia -should remember to pack a mask and their vaccine card. Starting on Jan. 3 proof of vaccination mandate goes into effect for the city. 

“I am not a huge fan of masks, but I am also not a fan of getting sick,” says New Jersey poker player Jeff Barton. “ So if I can play poker poker and avoid sickness, then it’s a win”

PlayPennsylvania wants to remind players to treat dealers with respect. When it comes to mask policies, dealers are only enforcing the rules set in place by the casino, city and state. 

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Rivers Casino Philadelphia poker January 2022

The poker room at Rivers Philadelphia announced on Twitter that due to to staffing issues, they cancelled daily tournaments until at least Jan.16. $250 High Hands are running every half hour 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Wednesday.

January poker at Live! Casino Philadelphia

Live! Casino Philadelphia has recently announced another $100,000 guaranteed event in January. This multi flight event takes off on Jan 13 at 11:15 a.m. The event will have 5 starting flights and day 2 begins on Jan. 16.

Live! Casino 100k guaranteed poker tournament details:

  • $450 buy-in
  • 30 minute levels
  • 100,000 start stack
  • Reentry until level 7
  • Satellites will take place Jan 11

Live! Philadelphia also offers daily poker tournaments including a $25,000 guaranteed event on Saturday Jan 22 and Jan. 29. Other weekly events include:

  • Mondays: $120 NLH Bounty- 11:15 a.m. – $4,000 guarantee
  • Tuesday: $130 NLH Triple Stacks- 7:15 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: $160 NLH  Double Green Chip Bounty – 7:15 p.m.
  • Thursdays: $120 NLH $25 Bounty-7:15 p.m.
  • Fridays: $160 NLH Double Green Chip Bounty – 7:15 p.m.

Mohegan Sun Pocono January poker tournament schedule

For players in the Keystone state looking to get into a small daily event, Mohegan Sun Pocono offers a chance to let players get in for an affordable price The 9-table poker room offers daily poker tournaments. They are open until 3 a.m daily. Currently they host events each day besides Tuesday and Saturdays.

Mohegan Sun Pocono’s weekly poker tournament lineup:

  • Sundays: $100 NLH Turbo – 12 p.m.
  • Mondays: $100 NLH Turbo – 7 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays: $100 NLH Turbo – 7 p.m.
  • Fridays: $100 NLH Turbo – 12 p.m. & $125 NLH Bounty- 7 p.m.

Poker rooms in Pennsylvania (Open as of Jan. 2022)

Here’s a look at all live poker rooms in the state that are open as of Jan. 2022.

In December, Live! Casino Pittsburgh has opened a brand new poker room. Currently, the 7-table poker room does not offer tournaments, but that may change in the future. 

  • Parx Casino
  • Mohegan Sun Pocono (weekly tournaments)
  • Mount Airy Casino Resort
  • Rivers Casino Philadelphia (weekly tournaments)
  • Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
  • Hollywood Casino at the Meadows
  • Philadelphia Live Casino (weekly tournaments)
  • Wind Creek Bethlehem (recently reopened) 

Atlantic City January 2022 poker updates

Currently three poker rooms are now reopened in New Jersey. The casinos offer 24/7 cash games at the following locations:  

January poker tournaments at Borgata

Tournaments are hard to come by in the Garden State, but players are hopeful that the World Poker Tour will visit the Jersey Shore in 2022.

Borgata is the only legal place in NJ that hosts weekly tournaments. The casino is hosting tournaments on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.  

WSOP.Com PA Jan 2022 event

WSOP.com $500k GTD online circuit event runs from Jan. 5-16. Players physically located in the Keystone State will be eligible to compete in these events at WSOP.com PA. (NJ residents can also compete)

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