New Jersey online poker site, playMGM, is partnering with the World Poker Tour and the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to offer online satellites starting at $10 for one of the tour’s major tournaments.
Online players at playMGM Poker can win the $10,400 entry into World Poker Tour Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic main event for only $10, USPoker.com reports. The Bellagio is an MGM Resorts International property.
Preliminary festival events start on November 24, and the main event kicks off December 5 with the final table on December 10. Festival buy-ins range from $500 to $5,000, and there are four $25,000 high-roller tournaments.
The $10 playMGM poker satellites are qualifiers for the $55 Bellagio Qualifier and are offered daily at 5:40 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. One in six players will win an entry into the Qualifier with two guaranteed winners.
The $55 Bellagio Qualifier events are at 7:20 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays. Direct buy-ins are available. One in 11 players will win a $535 entry into the Bellagio Super Satellite, and one entry is guaranteed to the World Poker Tour Bellagio Five Diamond.
A $55 Bellagio Turbo Qualifier will be held on Sundays at 5:20 p.m. One in 11 will win $535 entry into the Bellagio Super Satellite to the World Poker Tour Bellagio Five Diamond. One entry is guaranteed.
There will be five $535 Bellagio Super Satellite to WPT Bellagio Five Diamond tournaments at 6:20 p.m. on Sundays, November 12, November 19, November 26 and December 3.
One $12,000 WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic prize package is guaranteed, which includes the $10,400 entry and $1,600 in cash for travel expenses. Odds of winning the package are 1 in 24. Direct buy-ins are available along with the $55 satellites.
The WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic is one of the tour’s most prestigious tournaments with one of the largest buy-ins. Last year’s event featured 791 players and a more than $7.6 million prize pool. James Romero of Portland, Oregon, won the title and the more than $1.9 million first place prize.