BetMGM online qualifiers to begin for Bellagio Kickoff Classic main event

Haley Hintze
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Posted on: August 11, 2023 12:47 pm EDT

BetMGM Poker online players in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Michigan will soon have their chance to qualify for the main event of the upcoming Bellagio Kickoff Classic series. The Kickoff Classic’s main event will begin on September 7 in Las Vegas, and the connected online promotion on BetMGM is expected to send many dozens of players across the country to take part.

A multi-tiered online satellite framework will give BetMGM Poker’s online players different options for winning their way west. Overall, the online qualifiers will run August 14 through August 28. Each day, $20 and $100 super-qualifiers will run, and the winners in those tourneys will receive seats to the following Sunday’s $535 buy-in primary qualifier. The top finishers in the Sunday $535 satellites will win $5,000 seat packages to the Kickoff Classic main event.

Each of the main-event seat packages includes:

  • $3,500 Kickoff Classic Main Event entry
  • A hotel stay at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for September 6-10
  • Travel credit

“We are excited to partner with Bellagio Hotel & Casino to bring online players and the BetMGM Poker brand back to Las Vegas,” said Luke Staudenmaier, BetMGM’s Director of Poker. “The timing of the Kickoff Classic with the start of NFL season gives players the complete Vegas experience this September.”

The Kickoff Classic’s main event headlines the 11-day series, which will run August 31 – September 10, 2023. The series will offer 12 numbered events with over $800,000 in cumulative prize money guaranteed. The main event’s prize-pool guarantee is $500,000.

Featured image source: Bellagio Hotel & Casino