BetMGM Poker Championship returns to the ARIA

Terrance Reid
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Posted on: March 23, 2023 11:46 am EDT

This summer’s poker slate keeps getting better and better. BetMGM announced that the BetMGM Poker Championship will return to the ARIA Resort & Casino for the second consecutive year. That’s no surprise, as last year’s inaugural event was a resounding success.

New Yorker Joey Weissman claimed the title in last year’s championship, claiming $224,236 for his win. The event saw 343 entrants push the prize pool to nearly $1.1 million, which surpassed the $1 million guarantee. This year, they’re betting on themselves, because that guarantee is going up even higher.

Joey Weissman makes a royal flush at BetMGM championship to eliminate Michael Wang in fourth place

2022 BetMGM Poker Championship final table results

1Joey WeissmanUnited States$224,236
2Paul HoeferGermany$159,152
3Noel RodriguezUnited States$104,272
4Michael WangUnited States$65,856
5Benji FelsonUnited States$51,587
6Joe KuetherUnited States$41,709
7Zachary DonovanUnited States$34,026
8Todd IvensUnited States$28,538
9Albert NguyenCanada$24,147
Final table results

2023 BetMGM Poker Championship event details

The buy-in will stay at $3,500, the same as last year. However, the guarantee is doubled up to an enticing $2 million. The event is scheduled for June 9th through June 13th in ARIA’s poker room, with the final table played and live-streamed in the next-door PokerGO studio. There will be two starting flights.

To help them achieve their ambitious guarantee, at least 100 qualifiers from BetMGM poker markets will win an entry via online qualifiers that start on May 1st. Packages will include a $3,500 buy-in for the Championship event, an $800 buy-in for the Mystery Bounty event, travel expenses, and a six-night stay at ARIA from June 7th-13th, 2023.

BetMGM’s Director of Poker, Luke Staudenmaier, is excited to come back to the ARIA. “It’s great to bring BetMGM players back to Las Vegas during one of poker’s most exciting times of the year,” he said. “For a second straight year, ARIA is delivering a Championship event and we are happy to continue to build on our relationship with MGM Resorts while connecting BetMGM online players to the best poker rooms in the United States.”

The event is scheduled during the 2023 ARIA Poker Classic. Dates and details for that entire series will be released in the near future.