MAY 19-23, 2019

Mohegan Sun Poconos

Great POKER

Great PARTIES

Great PEOPLE

AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE

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, World Tavern Poker is going 'Hollywood' as we roll out the red carpet for OPEN 26 at Mohegan Sun Poconos!

 

Nearly $100,000 in cash payouts 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 and 5 nights, including the Hollywood-themed Main 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 19-23 for one incredible time!

5 DAYS OF GREAT POKER

OPEN 26 will have 5 days of non-stop poker action, with a wide variety of buy-ins, fun tournaments, and of course: nearly $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, Bounty, Grinders Events, a special "Hollywood" Dream Team Event, and our second annual Patriot Poker Tournament!

Don't wait - get your Passes now!

GREAT NIGHTLY PARTIES

It's time to get ready for the glitz and the glamour of Hollywood as hundreds of WTP players will be dressed as their favorite movie character and taking a walk down the red carpet. The OPEN 26 Hollywood themed party is going to be one incredible experience!

 

 - Full Dinner Buffet

 - Great Drink Specials

 - Awesome Entertainment

 - Costume Contest

 - And much more!

JOIN YOUR WTP FAMILY

As always, it’s the PEOPLE that make these events so incredible - and OPEN 26 at Mohegan Sun Poconos will be no exception.

 

Over 1,000 players from around the country are coming to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania this May. You simply can't miss this awesome event. We Will See You There!

VIP PACKAGES - SOLD OUT!!!

Thank you all for your purchases - see you at the OPEN!

4 or 5 Nights stay at Mohegan Sun Poconos

Two (2) VIP Access Passes

Two (2) Exclusive OPEN 26 Medallions

Two (2) Moonshiner's Upgrades

Two (2) Commemorative T-shirts & Medallions

Two (2) Badges & Two (2) Welcome Guides

Access to All Cash Tournaments

VIP Line at Registration

PLUS: Two (2) Tickets and Front of the Line Access to the Hollywood Theme Main Party

SOLD OUT

4 NIGHT STAY!  Includes Hotel Taxes & Fees

Sales Tax may apply  at purchase

SOLD OUT

5 NIGHT STAY!  Includes Hotel Taxes & Fees

Sales Tax may apply  at purchase

ACCESS PASSES

Access Passes give you "access" to buy into tournaments at OPEN 26 and help keep them limited to WTP players.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Commemorative T-Shirts and Medallions are only guaranteed to those who purchase Access Passes BEFORE arriving at OPEN 26. Those purchasing Access Passes at the OPEN may be able to pick up commemorative T-Shirts and Medallions on Wednesday, May 22nd as supplies last (first come, first served basis).

POKER

ACCESS PASS

$85

Commemorative T-shirt & Medallion

Badge and Welcome Guide

Access to All Cash Tournaments

PARTY & POKER

ACCESS PASS

$115

Commemorative T-shirt & Medallion

Badge and Welcome Guide

Access to All Cash Tournaments

Hollywood Theme Main Party Ticket (full buffet dinner, entertainment, and prizes!)

MOONSHINER'S UPGRADE - $20

Get your Moonshiner's Upgrade and you will be able to enjoy free alcoholic drinks while you play in the Ballroom!

BOOK A ROOM

Book NOW to reserve your room on-site at Mohegan Sun Poconos! More room options will be posted when available.

 Per Night, Plus tax & fees 

--  Stay On Site, short walk to Ballroom

--  Deluxe & Luxury Beds Available

--  SmartTV and iPad Service

--  Beautiful views of the Poconos

**NOTE**: Resort fees have become commonplace at almost every property of note. We've been able to hold them off in the past, but unfortunately, these fees will be charged moving forward.

 884 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre, PA

$104

 Per Night, Plus tax & fees 

From

--  Fridge & Microwave

--  2.5 Miles From Casino

--  FREE Shuttle Service

--  Limited Availability - Book Now!

**NOTE**: Resort fees have become commonplace at almost every property of note. We've been able to hold them off in the past, but unfortunately, these fees will be charged moving forward.

Click "ATTENDEE" from the drop-down menu

$99

 Per Night, Plus tax & fees 

 1073 PA-315, Wilkes-Barre, PA

--  Free Breakfast (Mon-Fri)

--  1.5 Miles From Casino

--  FREE Shuttle Service

--  $5 Amenity Fee Per Room

--  Booking Ends May 5th - Book NOW!

**NOTE**: Resort fees have become commonplace at almost every property of note. We've been able to hold them off in the past, but unfortunately, these fees will be charged moving forward.

Click "ATTENDEE" from the drop-down menu

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

Qualified for the National Championship Finals or National TOC Finals?

Click the button below to select your flight!

FLIGHT SELECTION ENDS WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th!

SUNDAY, MAY 19th

5:00pm: National Champ Quarterfinals ($0+$15)

Shootout event; Top 2 at each table move on to single-table Semis at 7pm.

 

5:00pm: National Champ Semifinals ($0+$15)

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

 

7:00pm: Ultimate Bounty Tournament ($55+$20)

Earn $25 Casino chips for each KO in this first cash event at OPEN 26!

MONDAY, MAY 20th

10:00am: Early Strikers Tournament ($50+$15)

Wake up early. Take tables by storm. Earn a nice cash payout! 

 

10:00am: National Champ Finals - FLIGHT #1 ($0+$20)

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

 

2:00pm: National Champ Finals - FLIGHT #2 ($0+$20)

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

 

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

3 hours of cash-game style action in the Poker Room!

 

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

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

 

9:00pm: WTP Welcome Party at Breakers!

Enjoy a few drinks, karaoke, and great music with your WTP family.

TUESDAY, MAY 21st

9:00am: 2019 Tournament Director Summit

A great refresher course from WTP Staff: TD's and those interested are welcome to attend. Ask Q's, get A's, and learn how to improve your skills!

 

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

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

 

11:00am: National Champ Finals TOP 100

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

 

2:00pm: WTP Survivor Championship ($50+$20)

Do you have what it takes to survive? Top 10% of the field earns equal payouts.

 

8:00pm: "HOLLYWOOD" MAIN THEMED PARTY

Walk the red carpet, share in the glitz and glam, and rock your favorite movie character costume to the WTP Hollywood Party at OPEN 26!

10:00pm: AFTER PARTY at MOLLY O'SHEA'S

Join the team for DJ'd music, dancing, drinks, tons of fun and partying all night long!

11:00pm: "The GYM" Late Night Grinders ($100)

3 hours of late-night cash-game style action in the Poker Room!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22nd

10:00am: National TOC Semifinals ($0+$15)

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

 

10:00am: Become a BarShifter w/Mike Matsinger

Join WTP founder Mike Matsinger on how you can become your own boss, set your own hours, and take your income to the next level.

 

12:00pm: Patriot Poker Tournament ($50+$20)

Celebrate our amazing Veterans with this great event, open to all Access Pass holders. The Top 24 Veterans in this event will each earn a share of $10,000 (this money is for Veterans only and is outside of the regular prize pool - thanks to Bayonet Capital!)

 

2:00pm: Paint 2 Zen w/Marie McCarthy ($15)

Therapeutic wood painting with Marie over wine and great company!

 

4:00pm: Afternoon Grinders Tournament ($75)

3 hours of cash-game style action in the Poker Room!

 

7:00pm: Hollywood Dream Team Event ($55+$20)

Grab 3 of your friends and form a team to compete for an extra $1,000 taken from the prize pool. The team with the most points wins! (Individual winners are still paid as normal)

THURSDAY, MAY 23rd

9:00am: National TOC Finals - FLIGHT #1 ($0+$20)

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

 

12:00pm: National TOC Finals - FLIGHT #2 ($0+$20)

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

 

3:30pm: BiggerCrowds.com Tournament ($50+$15)

Didn't make it in the TOC Finals? Grab a seat and compete for cash payouts.

 

5:00pm: National TOC Finals - Top 120

Play continues until we have a NEW National TOC Champion!

 

6:00pm: Last Chance Tournament ($35+$15)

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

MORE NOTES

Grinders Tournaments (TAKE PLACE IN THE POKER ROOM!)

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!

 

Other Notes:

You must have a valid and unexpired ID in order to get your Players Card, which is required to participate in all tournaments at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

 

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) and Grinders.

 

Breaks are scheduled every 4 levels (except Grinders).

 

 

TOURNAMENT STRUCTURES

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

 

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

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

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

**= Blinds increase to 30 minutes at Level 16 (Platinum Only)

BUY-IN

$15*

$20*

$50

$65

$70-75

CHIPS

BLINDS

7,500

20,000

5,000

10,000

10,000

15 mins

20/30 mins

15 mins

15 mins

15/20 mins

DEALER ADD-ON

None

None

$5/5,000

$10/10,000

$10/10,000

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

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