Poker Players In Nevada Can Qualify For WPT Five Diamond Classic

Posted by Carolyn on Oct 24, 2017 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Live Poker News, Online Poker News, Poker Players, Tournament News, US Poker News, WPT News | No Comments »

Poker players in Nevada will be interested to know that they can qualify for the popular WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic by playing online satellite events hosted by the playMGM online poker website.

MGM Resorts International launched an online casino and online poker website under the playMGM brand in August. The playMGM online poker website may not be as popular as some of the other online poker websites in Nevada since it is relatively new. However the playMGM brand is looking to establish its presence in Nevada and recently partnered with the WPT to offer online satellites.

playMGM Satellite Events From $10

The WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic will be hosted at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegasfrom Nov 25 to December 11. MGM which bought out Boyd Gaming’s 50 percent stake in the Bellagio, now owns the casino resort outright and will look to attract more players by offering satellites via its online poker website. The highlight of the WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classicwill be the $10,400 Main Event. There will also be four high roller events with buy-ins at $25,000.

The two week long poker festival will also have a number of exciting events where buy-ins start from $500 and go up to $5,000. Since the buy-ins to the WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic are very high, playMGM will offer buy-ins starting from $10 that give players the opportunity to qualify for crack at the WPT Five Diamond.

$12,000 playMGM Package

The $10 satellite event will not give winners direct entry to the WPT Five Diamond but only entry to the $55 Bellagio Qualifier. The rules are fixed so that 1 out of every 6 players will qualify for the $55 Bellagio Qualifier along with 2 winners while 1 out of every 11 players will qualify for the $535 Bellagio Super Satellite and the winner will get direct entry to the WPT Bellagio Five Diamond.

The $535 Bellagio Super Satellite will take place for five consecutive Sunday’s starting from October 29 and finishing on December 3. The event will commence from 6.20 pm and more information can be found at the playMGM online poker website.

The special $12,000 WPT Bellagio Five Diamond package will be awarded to 1 player out of the 24 entries and will include the $10,400 buy-in to the Main Event and $1,600 in cash to cover travel expenses and accommodation. The Bellagio will also offer the winner a first night complimentary stay.

Previous WPT Five Diamond Classic Winners

The WPT Bellagio Five Diamond Classic in 2016 saw a total of 791 players taking part and a prize pool of $7,672,700which saw it tie the record with the L.A. Poker Classic of 2007 for being the highest $10,000 buy-in event in WPT History. The event was won by James Romero who took home $1,938,118in prize money. Previous Main Event winners include Antonio Esfandiari, Gus Hansen and Daniel Negreanu.

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