$2 million tournament headlines 2023 ARIA Poker Classic 

JERSEY CITY, NJ (March 21, 2023) – BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, announced today that the BetMGM Poker Championship will return to ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for a second consecutive year. The tournament will take place Friday, June 9th and will run through Tuesday, June 13th in ARIA’s Poker Room. The final table will be played on Tuesday, June 13th and live streamed from PokerGO Studio. The tournament, scheduled during the 2023 ARIA Poker Classic, leads six days of BetMGM poker action, beginning with a Mystery Bounty event on June 8th.  

The BetMGM Poker Championship at ARIA is a $3,500 buy-in no limit Hold‘em tournament carrying a $2 million guarantee. The event will feature two starting flights and at least 100 qualifiers from BetMGM Poker markets including New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada. Online qualifier events for the BetMGM Poker Championship at ARIA start Monday, May 1st.  

"It’s great to bring BetMGM players back to Las Vegas during one of poker’s most exciting times of the year," said Luke Staudenmaier, BetMGM’s Director of Poker. "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."  

Online qualifiers will win packages that include a $3,500 buy-in for the BetMGM Poker Championship plus an $800 buy-in for the Mystery Bounty event, in addition to travel expenses and a six-night ARIA stay from June 7-13th, 2023. 

Sean McCormack, MGM Resorts Director of Poker Strategy, said, "Partnering with BetMGM for another summer championship is a tremendous opportunity for us to offer poker players a one-of-a-kind experience. ARIA has doubled the guarantee from last year to $2 million, giving the competitors the chance to win one of our industry’s top prize pools. 

As BetMGM continues to expand into new markets, responsible gaming education remains a key focus. BetMGM is proud to provide resources to help customers play responsibly including GameSense, an industry leading program, developed and licensed to MGM Resorts by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. Through the GameSense integration within BetMGM’s mobile and desktop platforms, customers can directly access responsible gaming tools. 

The BetMGM Poker app is accessible on both iOS and Android, as well as via desktop. For more information about BetMGM, follow @BetMGM on Twitter. 

About BetMGM  
BetMGM is a market-leading sports betting and gaming entertainment company, pioneering the online gaming industry. Born out of a partnership between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Entain Plc (LSE: ENT), BetMGM has exclusive access to all of MGM’s U.S. land-based and online sports betting, major tournament poker, and online gaming businesses. Utilizing Entain’s US-licensed, state of the art technology, BetMGM offers sports betting and online gaming via market-leading brands including BetMGM, Borgata Casino, Party Casino and Party Poker. Founded in 2018, BetMGM is headquartered in New Jersey. For more information, visit http://www.betmgminc.com/


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MGM Resorts International Public Relations