MAY 20-24, 2018  -  MOHEGAN SUN POCONOS, PA

Great POKER

Great PARTIES

Great PEOPLE

A SILVER CELEBRATION!

If you've been to a World Tavern OPEN, then you know what it's all about: Great Poker, Great Parties, and Great People. This time, we're celebrating our 25th OPEN with a SILVER CELEBRATION!

 

More than $100,000 in cash and prizes will be on the line, including the National Championship and National TOC. Over a dozen other cash tournaments and nightly parties await over 5 days, including the SECOND CHANCE PROM PARTY. You simply cannot miss it!

 

We don't want to hear all the reasons you can't go...just make it happen! We will see you at Mohegan Sun Poconos this May 20-24 for one incredible time!

GREAT POKER

The OPEN 25 Silver Celebration will be 5 days and 5 nights of awesome poker action, with buy-ins ranging from $20 to $100, and over $100,000 in cash and prize payouts!

 

If you love poker, then this is a can't miss event! Enjoy the action during the National Championship, National TOC, Tag Team, Grinders, Deep Stack, Bounty Events, and our special Support Our Veterans tournament!

You Do NOT Want To Miss This!

GREAT PARTIES

Relive your high school prom days with our Second Chance Prom Party! Enjoy great food & drink, music from the 70's to the 2000's, amazing games, and much more. This is going to be one incredible experience!

 

 - Full Dinner Buffet

 - Great Drink Specials

 - Awesome Entertainment

 - Costume Contest

 - And much more!

GREAT PEOPLE

As always, it’s the PEOPLE that make these events so incredible - and the OPEN 25 Silver Celebration is no exception.

 

1,000 players from around the country are coming to Mohegan Sun Poconos this May. You simply can't miss this awesome event. We Will See You There!

ACCESS PASSES

Access Passes give you entry into the World Tavern Poker OPEN events and help to keep it a private event 

POKER

ACCESS PASS 

$74

Plus $6 Processing

  • Commemorative T-shirt and Medallion

  • Badge and Welcome Guide

  • Access to All Cash Tournaments

ONLINE SALE HAS ENDED!

 

Access Passes and Moonshiner's Upgrades will be available at Registration

PARTY & POKER

ACCESS PASS 

$104

Plus $6 Processing

  • Commemorative T-shirt and Medallion

  • Badge and Welcome Guide

  • Access to All Cash Tournaments

  • Second Chance Prom Party with Full Buffet Dinner, Entertainment, and Prizes!

MOONSHINER'S UPGRADE - $15

Get your Moonshiner's Upgrade and you will be upgraded to the IGNITE Rewards Card, which has many benefits including free alcoholic drinks while you play!

BOOK A ROOM

We've hooked up with multiple area properties to give you a great choice for your accommodations.

  - Stay On Site

  - No Resort Fees**

  - SOLD OUT!!!

  - THANK YOU!

**NOTE: Resort fees will appear when booking online. However, they will be waived at check-in!

$149

Per Night, Plus tax

Click "ATTENDEE" from the drop-down menu

 884 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre, PA

  - Fridge & Microwave

  - 2.5 Miles From Casino

  - FREE Shuttle Service

$102

Per Night, Plus tax

Click "ATTENDEE" from the drop-down menu

1073 Hwy 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA

  - Free Breakfast (Mon-Fri)

  - 1.5 Miles From Casino

  - FREE Shuttle Service

  - $5 Amenity Fee per room

$99

Per Night, Plus tax

Click "ATTENDEE" from the drop-down menu

1035 Hwy 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA

  - Deluxe Double Rooms

  - FREE Internet

  - Just 1 Mile From Casino

1075 Wilkes-Barre Twp Rd., Wilkes-Barre, PA

  - Non Refundable Price

  - FREE Breakfast

  - FREE Internet

  - Just 3 Miles From Casino

THE SCHEDULE

Click here for Mohegan Sun Poconos' Poker Guide

(full details on rules, house policies, etc.)

 

NOTE: Schedule is subject to approval by the PA Dept of Gaming

SUNDAY, MAY 20th

1:00pm: National Champ Quarterfinals ($0+$15)

Shootout event; Top 2 at each table advance to Semifinals at 4pm.

 

2:00pm: Early Strikers Tournament ($50+$15)

Get your game started right in the first cash tournament of OPEN 25.

 

4:00pm: National Champ Semifinals ($0+$15)

Shootout event; Top 2 at each table advance to the Finals on Monday.

 

7:00pm: Silver Celebration Deep Stack ($70+$20)

20,000 starting stack and tons of players vying for big cash prizes!

 

9:00pmWELCOME PARTY: WTP FAMILY GATHERING

Enjoy some karaoke and plenty of fun times at Breakers!

10:00pm: Late Night Grinders Tournament ($100)

3 hours of cash game-style action. Click here for more info.

MONDAY, MAY 21st

9:00am: Innovation Activation w/Mike Matsinger

A brief but exciting discussion about making ideas become reality!

 

10:00am: National Championship FINALS ($0+$20)

Plaque, limited edition watch, and $5,000 package to the winner!

 

1:00pm: Afternoon Grinders Tournament ($75)

3 hours of cash game-style action. Click here for more info.

 

3:00pm: WTP Survivor Championship ($50+$20)

Survive to the top 10% of the field and earn equal payouts!

 

7:00pm: Tag Team Survivor ($55+$20 per person)

Grab a partner and switch during play - always a favorite at the OPEN!

 

9:00pm: Mama's Black Sheep at Molly O'Shea's

Enjoy a few drinks and great music with your WTP family!

TUESDAY, MAY 22nd

10:00am: Ultimate Bounty Tournament ($55+$20)

Collect a $25 Casino chip for each player you KO from the tournament.

 

12:00pm: National Champ Finals TOP 100

The final 100 players compete for prizes and title of National Champion!

12:00pm: Red Cross Blood-Mobile

Open until 6pm, come donate blood to help the Red Cross of America.

 

4:00pm: National TOC Semifinals ($0+$15)

Shootout event; Top 2 at each table advance to TOC Finals (Thursday).

 

8:00pm: SECOND CHANCE PROM PARTY

Relive your high school days with this awesome, can't-miss Prom Party!

10:00pm: The GYM* Grinders Tournament ($100)

3 hours of cash game-style action. Click here for more info.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23rd

9:00am: 2018 Tournament Director Summit

Any TD or interested person is welcome to attend. Details to come!

 

11:00am: Patriot Poker Kickoff Tournament ($50+$15)

Celebrate our amazing Veterans and the launch of Patriot Poker!

 

3:00pm: Ultimate Bounty Tournament ($50+$15)

Collect a $25 Casino chip for each player you KO from the tournament.

 

3:00pm: Afternoon Grinders Tournament ($75)

3 hours of cash game-style action. Click here for more info.

3:00pm: Paint 2 Zen w/Marie McCarthy ($10)

Therapeutic canvas painting with Marie over wine and great company!

 

8:00pm: $10,000 Veterans Challenge (Special Event)

Top 24 Veterans from the Patriot Poker Kickoff Tournament compete for $10,000, donated by Bayonet Capital! Click here for more info.

 

9:00pm: All In Or Fold Tournament ($20**)

You only have two moves - All In, or Fold! Click here for more info.

THURSDAY, MAY 24th

10:00am: National TOC FINALS ($0+$20)

Compete for a $10,000 Main Event seat and title of TOC Champion!

2:00pm: BiggerCrowds.com Tournament ($50+$15)

Details to come soon!

5:00pm: Last Chance Tournament ($35+$15)

This is your final opportunity to win a great cash prize at the OPEN!

Please Note: All tournaments will take place in the Ballroom, except for the Grinders events, which will be held in the Poker Room.

Grinders Tournament:

  • Players purchase $100 in Casino chips ($75 for the afternoon games).

  • Blinds are $1/$2 throughout.

  • Unlike a cash game, you will be blinded out if you leave your seat during play.

  • Tables will be balanced like a regular tournament.

  • Rebuys available for the first 90 minutes.

  • All players with chips remaining at the end of the game can cash them out or keep them for use in the Casino.

  • The player with the top chip count after 3 hours of play wins the plaque.

 

Note: You may use your Casino chips to tip the dealer during Grinders tournaments. For each dollar you tip, you receive a Grinders card; these are added to your chip total at the end to determine a winner. Collect 5 Grinders Cards and earn a Grinders commemorative chip!

 

Survivor Championship & Tag Team Survivor Format: Play begins as usual. Everyone who makes it to the money (roughly 1 out of every 10 players, or 1 team out of 10) earns an equal share of the prize pool. The player with the most chips at the end earns the plaque.

 

All In Or Fold Tournament 1,000 chips for $20, rebuys available through first hour of play. $10 add-on for 10,000 chips available during first break. Blinds are 100/200 for 1st hour, then 500/1000 after first break (and increase every 15 minutes after).

$10,000 Veterans Challenge:

  • To be eligible, you must complete the 'Military Experience' section of your World Tavern player profile.

  • The Top 24 Veterans by finishing position in the Patriot Poker Kickoff Tournament will be invited to compete for $10,000 in the Veterans Challenge later that night!

TOURNAMENT STRUCTURES

BLIND STRUCTURES

 

$15 Shootouts and all $50 & $65 cash tournaments use the SILVER blind structure. All $70, $75, and $90 cash tournaments use the GOLD blind structure.

 

New for OPEN 25, the National Championship Finals and National TOC Finals will employ the PLATINUM blind structure with deeper levels and antes.

SILVER

BLIND LEVEL

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 4

LEVEL 5

LEVEL 6

LEVEL 7

LEVEL 8

LEVEL 9

LEVEL 10

LEVEL 11

LEVEL 12

LEVEL 13

LEVEL 14

LEVEL 15

LEVEL 16

LEVEL 17

LEVEL 18

LEVEL 19

LEVEL 20

LEVEL 21

LEVEL 22

LEVEL 23

LEVEL 24

LEVEL 25

LEVEL 26

LEVEL 27

SMALL/BIG

100/200

200/400

300/600

500/1,000

1,000/2,000

2,000/4,000

3,000/6,000

5,000/10,000

10,000/20,000

15,000/30,000

20,000/40,000

30,000/60,000

50,000/100,000

100,000/200,000

150,000/300,000

200,000/400,000

300,000/600,000

500,000/1,000,000

GOLD

SMALL/BIG

100/200

200/400

300/600

400/800

500/1,000

800/1,600

1,000/2,000

2,000/4,000

3,000/6,000

4,000/8,000

5,000/10,000

8,000/16,000

10,000/20,000

15,000/30,000

20,000/40,000

30,000/60,000

40,000/80,000

50,000/100,000

80,000/160,000

100,000/200,000

150,000/300,000

200,000/400,000

300,000/600,000

400,000/800,000

500,000/1,000,000

PLATINUM

SMALL/BIG

ANTE

0

0

0

0

100

200

200

300

500

500

500

1,000

1,000

2,000

2,000

3,000

3,000

4,000

5,000

5,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

20,000

20,000

30,000

30,000

100/200

200/400

300/600

400/800

500/1,000

800/1,600

1,000/2,000

1,500/3,000

2,000/4,000

2,500/5,000

3,000/6,000

4,000/8,000

5,000/10,000**

8,000/16,000

10,000/20,000

15,000/30,000

20,000/40,000

25,000/50,000

30,000/60,000

40,000/80,000

50,000/100,000

80,000/160,000

100,000/200,000

150,000/300,000

200,000/400,000

250,000/500,000

300,000/600,000

**= Blinds increase to 30 minutes at Level 13 (Platinum Only)

BUY-IN

$15*

$20*

$50

$65

$70-75

$90

CHIPS

BLINDS

7,500

20,000

5,000

10,000

10,000

20,000

15 mins

20/30 mins

15 mins

15 mins

20 mins

20 mins

DEALER ADD-ON

None

None

$5/5,000

$10/10,000

$10/10,000

$10/10,000

*= $15 Quarters/Semis dealer fee, $20 Finals dealer fee

OTHER NOTES

 

-- All buy-ins are listed as 'buy-in+casino fee'. This means a $35+$15 event costs $50 to enter.

 

-- All dealer add-ons are optional; however, this money goes directly to the dealers.

 

-- Unlimited re-entry is available for the first 4 levels, excluding National Championship events (no re-entry), All In or Fold, and Grinders tournaments.

 

-- Breaks are scheduled every 4 levels (except All In or Fold and Grinders tournaments).

All structures and tournaments are subject to PA Department of Gaming approval and can be modified without prior notice.

 

ONLINE SALE HAS ENDED!

 

Access Passes and Moonshiner's Upgrades will be available at Registration