Updated May 25, 2022 - 6:47 pm
Summer poker in Las Vegas will be busier than ever.
Along with the World Series of Poker’s return to its customary place on the schedule after running in the fall of 2021, several casinos are staging their own signature events.
That includes the first-ever $3,500 buy-in BetMGM Poker Championship, which starts June 23 at Aria and features a $1 million guaranteed prize pool.
“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 of BetMGM, in a news release. “Aria is a legendary poker brand, and we’re thrilled that the championship has become an integral part of this year’s Poker Classic.”
We're thrilled to announce that the first BetMGM Poker Championship is scheduled for June 23-26 at @AriaLV! The tournament, scheduled during the 2022 @ARIAPoker Classic, will lead four days of BetMGM poker events.https://t.co/PMR6QD69sq
— BetMGM Poker (@BetMGMPoker) May 6, 2022
The BetMGM Poker Championship is part of the Aria Poker Classic, with daily tournaments running June 1 through July 17. The series includes nearly 50 events in several poker variants with more than $3.5 million in total guaranteed prize pools.
Here are other scheduled events:
The property’s DeepStack Championship Poker Series kicked off May 2 and runs through July 31 with more than $22 million in guaranteed tournament prize pools.
Today kicks off the 133 event DeepStack Championship Poker Series featuring more than $22 Million in guaranteed tournament prize pools.
— Venetian Poker Room (@VenetianPoker) May 2, 2022
The highlight is the $5,000 buy-in World Poker Tour Venetian Las Vegas No-limit Hold’em main event July 12 with a $4 million guaranteed prize pool.
Two Mid-States Poker Tour events also will be held during the series. The $1,600 buy-in runs June 6 through 10 and has a $2 million guarantee, and the $1,100 buy-in tournament goes June 12 through 16 and comes with a $1.5 million guarantee.
Wynn Summer Classic
The well-heeled series opens Tuesday and has nearly 30 events with $16.5 million in guarantees before wrapping up July 20.
Less than 2 weeks until the start of the Wynn Summer Classic!
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— Wynn Poker Room (@WynnPoker) May 21, 2022
The schedule includes seven tournaments with at least $1 million in the prize pool and is highlighted by the $3,500 buy-in No-limit Hold’em Championship that starts June 24 and has a $3.5 million guarantee.
The Grand Summer Series started May 15 and runs through July 17 showcasing more than $9 million in guarantees.
Millions Guaranteed MGM Grand Summer Series. pic.twitter.com/0hnqiCMJPM
— MGM Grand Poker Room (@MGMGrandPoker) May 5, 2022
The $2,500 buy-in Grand Finale main event begins July 1 and features a $2 million guaranteed prize pool. There’s also a $1,700 buy-in Big Show Main Event (June 23) and Grand Mystery Bounty (July 7) that each come with $1 million prize pools.
The Grand Poker Series (Tuesday through July 3) has 81 events with more than $3 million in guaranteed prize money.
Only 16 days and counting until Grand Poker Series kicks off.
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— Golden Nugget LV (@GoldenNuggetLV) May 16, 2022
The main event, an $1,100 buy-in No-limit Hold’em tournament, begins June 24 and has a $1 million guaranteed prize pool.
The series culminates with the $600 No-limit Hold’em Championship starting June 30.
The Orleans Summer Open begins Tuesday and concludes July 10 with more than $3.5 million in guarantees.
Attention tournament players!
We have made a couple of small changes to the upcoming 2022 Orleans Summer Open series. Most notable is the addition of three mega satellites into the NLH Championship event on Wednesday 6/15.
Structures will be released later this week. pic.twitter.com/sOKfVhMKVz
— OrleansPokerRoom (@OrleansPokerRo1) April 23, 2022
The $1,000 buy-in No-limit Hold’em Championship starts June 16 and serves as the main event. It features a $750,000 guaranteed prize pool.
The Summer Poker Round Up kicks off Monday and consists of a weekly $240 buy-in No-limit Hold’em event, with starting flights Monday through Wednesday and a $75,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Updated Summer Poker Round-Up schedule. We have moved up the start time on the afternoon tournament to 1 pm. All other events remain the same. Check out our website for full information sheets for the each of the daily tournaments. https://t.co/U9Qh5JbZfl pic.twitter.com/UE5malFxRZ
— South Point Poker Room (@SPPokr) May 6, 2022
The property also hosts the $450 buy-in Ladies International Poker Series National Championship starting June 30 with a $40,000 guarantee.