Maryland’s Live! Casino To Host 2023 Mid Atlantic Poker Open In January

Posted on December 27, 2022 - Last Updated on January 24, 2023

Nearly $1 million is up for grabs starting Jan. 4 when Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland in Hanover hosts the 2023 Mid Atlantic Poker Open. The tournament features 16 events over 13 days to kick off the new year in style.

Live! Casino poker room boasts 50 tables

Online poker is not allowed in the state, but live poker in Maryland is thriving. In fact, this isn’t the first World Poker Tour event Live! Casino has hosted over the years.

The 2023 Mid Atlantic Poker Open invites players to battle it out at arguably Maryland’s best poker room for a guaranteed $900,000 prize pool for the winner. The tournament will feature amateur players as well as veterans in the professional poker community. The Main Event has a $500,000 guarantee.

The buy-in amount varies for each of the 16 events taking place through Jan. 16. Participants must register in person at the Live! Casino. Ryan Eller, general manager of Live!, said the casino is excited to host its first tournament of 2023.

“Poker tournaments of this caliber are always a very well received offering to bring to our guests. The Mid Atlantic Poker Tournament brings a massive prize pool and an even more impressive prize guarantee for the Main Event, and we are looking forward to the exhilarating competition we expect to see between poker pros and novices.”

Live! Casino was partly chosen to host the 2023 Mid Atlantic Poker Open because of its poker room, which is regarded as one of the best in the nation. Marketed as a “luxurious experience,” this poker room is two stories tall and features a whopping 50 tables. The poker room also has a private bar as well as masseuses on site ready to provide a needed massage.

Poker Open will feature 16 unique events

Jan. 4

Wednesday, Jan. 4, will feature two events. First, the HORSE event begins at 11:15 a.m. with a buy-in of $350 and a guaranteed prize of $10,000. Then, the Black Chip Bounty TURBO event begins at 6:15 p.m. with a buy-in of $350 and a guaranteed prize of $10,000.

Jan. 5

On Thursday, there will be three events. The first round of the Multi Fight event will take place at 11:15 a.m. with a buy-in of $540 and a guaranteed prize of $250,000 by the end of the six-stage event. Second, the Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better event will begin at 2:15 p.m. with a buy-in of $350 and a guaranteed prize of $10,000. Finally, the B Stage of the Multi Fight event will begin at 6:15 p.m., which includes the same $540 buy-in and $250,000 guaranteed prize for the six-stage event.

Jan. 6

Another three events will take place Jan. 6. First, the C stage of the Multi Fight event will take place at 11:15 a.m. with the same $540 buy-in and $250,000 guaranteed prize at stake. Second, the Limit 7-Card Stud/7-Card Stud 8 event begins at 2:15 p.m. with a $350 buy-in. Lastly, the D Stage of the Multi Fight event begins at 6:15 p.m. with, again, the same $540 buy-in for the $250,000 guaranteed prize.

Jan. 7

On Saturday, there will be two events. First, the E stage of the Multi Fight event will start at 11:15 a.m. with the same $540 buy-in for the $250,000 guaranteed prize. At 5:15 p.m., the Pot Limit 5 Card Omaha Hi Only event will start with a $350 buy-in for a $10,000 guaranteed prize.

Jan. 8

On Sunday, there are another three events. First, the final stage of the Multi Fight event begins at 11:15 a.m. with the $250,000 guaranteed prize hanging in the balance. Second, the Powered by Plon Ladies NLH event begins at 1:15 p.m. with a $250 buy-in and a $10,000 guaranteed prize. To finish the week, the Tag Team Switch event begins at 5:15 p.m. with a buy-in of $250 for a guaranteed prize of $10,000.

Jan. 9

On Jan. 9, there are two events. First, the Seniors (50+) event begins at 10:15 a.m. with a buy-in of $350 and a guaranteed prize of $20,000. The 6-Max event begins at 1:15 p.m. with a $350 buy-in for a $10,000 guarantee prize.

Jan. 10

On Tuesday, there will be three events. To begin will be the first stage of a five-stage MultiDay Mystery Bounty event that starts at 11:15 a.m. with a $300 buy-in for a potential $50,000 guaranteed prize. Secondly, there will be a Pot Limit 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo event with a $350 buy-in for a $10,000 guarantee prize. Finally, the B stage of the MultiDay Mystery Bounty event will take place at 5:15 p.m.

Jan. 11

Jan. 11 features three events. First, the C Stage of the MultiDay Mystery Bounty event will begin at 11:15 a.m. with the same $300 buy-in for the $50,000 guaranteed prize. Next, the Limit 4-Card Omaha 8/7-Card Stud 8 event will take place at 3:15 p.m. with a $350 buy-in for a $10,000 guaranteed prize. Lastly, the D Stage of the MultiDay Mystery Bounty event will start at 5:15 p.m.

Jan. 12

On Thursday, there will be two events. First, the One and Done Main Event Satellite event will start at 11:15 a.m. with a $300 buy-in. The goal for all participants is to earn one of the 10 guaranteed seats in the Main Event. At 6:15 p.m., the final stage of the MultiDay Mystery Bounty event will start.

Jan. 13

The Main Event begins on Friday, Jan. 13 – yes, Friday the 13th – and is the only event of the day. Starting at 11:15 a.m., the Main Event has a $2,200 buy-in for a guaranteed prize of $500,000.

Jan. 14

On Jan. 14, the second day of the Main Event will take place with another $2,200 buy-in to chase the guaranteed prize of $500,000.

Jan. 15

On Sunday, the Main Event continues at 12:15 p.m. as participants continue chasing the $500,000 guaranteed prize. There will also be a Progressive Bounty event with a $550 buy-in to chase a $25,000 guaranteed prize.

Jan. 16

Monday, Jan. 16 is when the final two events will take place. First, the Black Chip Bounty event will begin at 11:15 a.m. with a $400 buy-in for a $40,000 guaranteed prize. Then, the tournament will end with the final day of the Main Event. That will begin at 2:15 p.m.

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