Pennsylvania Live Poker Tournaments Heat Up In June With Guarantees, South Philly Shuffle And a Survivor Series In Atlantic City

Written By Anthony Cicali on June 2, 2022
June Poker Schedule

June is warming up the summer action with lots of options for poker players in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Each month PlayPennslvania dives into the poker scene to provide a rundown of the biggest live events upcoming in PA and Atlantic City.

Some of the biggest PA casinos have been pushing the envelope in order to attract the largest fields. Here’s a look at some of the state’s poker options.

Live! Casino continues South Philly Shuffle

Live! Casino Philadelphia poker room started their “Philly Shuffle” in May and has led into June. The main event will take place starting Fri., June 3 and has two starting flights that players can choose to play in.

  • $1,100 buy-in
  • 30 minute levels
  • 40,000 start stack
  • Reentry until level 9
  • $150,000 guaranteed

In May, the Philly Shuffle saw some big winners including Elhadj Yaye. He took down Event #2 to ship a prize of $29,513.

Live! Philadelphia the poker room will host a daily tournament each day. In addition, the poker room will be hosting a $450 buy-in, $100,000 multi-day tournament June 23-26. Other weekly events include:

  • Monday: $120 NLH Bounty- 11:15 AM – $4,000 guaranteed
  • Tuesday: $120 NLH Fat Stacks- 7:15 PM – $4,000 guaranteed
  • Wednesday: $140 NLH Quadstacks – 11:15 AM – $3,000 guaranteed
  • Thursday: $140 NLH Quadstacks 11:15 AM – $3,000 guaranteed
  • Friday: $220 NLH Deepstack – 11:15 AM – $10,000 guaranteed (6/10 and 6/17 only)
  • Saturday: $500 NLH – 11:15 am – $25,000 guaranteed (6/11 and 6/18 only)
  • Sunday: $130 NLH Triple Stacks Turbo – 6:15 PM

Rivers Casino Philadelphia June poker tournaments

Rivers Casino Philadelphia is introducing “beginner tournaments” almost every Saturday in June. For $65, new players can check out the game at 10:15 am and receive $15,000 in tournament chips

Aside from the beginner tournaments, Rivers Philadelphia will host multiple daily tournaments each day except Thursday and Fridays, they include:

Monday: $130 NLH Double Green Chip Bounty- 7:15 PM – $4,000 guarantee
Tuesday: $100 NLH – 1:15 PM – $2,500 guarantee
Wednesday: $130 NLH – 7:15 PM – $5,000 guarantee
Saturday: $160 NLH – 1:15 PM – $5,000 guarantee (except June 18)
Sunday: $230 NLH – 11:15 AM – $10,000 guarantee (except June 5)

Rivers Philadelphia will also offer a $300 buy-in $25,000 Senior’s event on June 18. The tournament is for players 50 and older and starts at 11:15 AM.

Mohegan Sun Pocono June poker

Players can find multiple tournaments each week at the poker room at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The stand-out event is the $125 bounty event every Friday night.

Mohegan Sun Pocono poker room is open until 3 a.m. daily. Tournaments are offered to players every day except Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays.

Weekly tournament schedule

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 PM & $125 NLH Bounty- 7 p.m.

Even though there are no tournaments on Saturdays, cash players will find $200 High Hand Jackpots every half hour from 2 PM – 10 PM.

Live! Casino Pittsburgh June poker schedule

Live! Casino Pittsburgh is adding an $80 bankroll builder tournament series in June. The smaller events will allow players to get into the action without risking too much of their bankroll.

The room will also offer a $400 buy-in with a $100 bounty that will take place on Sat June 18 at 10:15 a.m. Every Thursday players can win their seat at this event by playing the $50 satellite.

The 7-table poker room hosts daily tournaments for players looking for some action.

Here’s a quick look at their June schedule

Sunday: $80 NLH Bankroll Builder – 2:15 p.m.
Monday: no regular daily event
Tuesday: $120 NLH Bounty Fat Stacks- 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday: $80 NLH Bankroll Builder – 6:15 p.m.
Thursday: $50 black chip satellite June 2nd, 9th and 16th only – 7:15 p.m.
Friday: $130 NLH Triple Stacks – 6:15 p.m.
Saturday: No regular events except June 18

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh June poker schedule

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is offering their monthly $500 deep stack event on Friday, June 10. This event will be a freezeout event and seating will be limited to 152 players. Registration is open one week prior to the event.

The poker room also offers other promotions such as:

  • Rolling Royal Jackpots
  • Bad Beat Jackpots $994,244 (as of 5/25/22)
  • High Hands

What poker rooms in Pennsylvania are open? Do they have tournaments?

(As of June 1, 2022)

Here’s a look at all live poker rooms in the Keystone state that are open.

Parx Casino (No updates on tournaments)
Mohegan Sun Pocono (weekly tournaments)
Mount Airy Casino Resort ( No tournaments, current bad beat jackpot $203,098 as of 5/31/22.)
Rivers Casino Philadelphia (weekly tournaments)
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh ( monthly tournament)
Meadows Racetrack and Casino (No tournaments)
Philadelphia Live Casino (weekly tournaments)
Wind Creek Bethlehem ( no weekly tournaments)
Pittsburgh Live Casino (weekly tournaments)

Online poker in PA

For players that would rather jump in some online poker action, major series will be available for players in the Keystone State.
Each month WSOP, Pokerstars and BetMGM offer Pennsylvania online tournaments. Currently, BetMGM is running a chance to win a seat in their poker championship set in Las Vegas. Players can qualify from PA, MI or NJ.

June poker in Atlantic City

Borgata is the only place in New Jersey poker players can jump in on live poker tournament action. The following three casinos offer 24/7 cash games at the following locations:

  • Borgata (52 tables)
  • Harrahs (10 tables)
  • Tropicana (10 tables)

Borgata Poker Survivor week

The Borgata is hosting a survivor series week from June 20 through June 24. This will include six events ranging from $125 – $450. In a survivor event, players need to make it down to a final remaining number and then everyone gets paid out the same amount and the tournament ends.

The casino will also host tournaments on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. June’s schedule can be found at Borgata’s website.

No announcements have been made in regards to a Borgata Poker Open anytime soon.

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