June 5-8

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Mohegan Sun Pocono

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Pennsylvania

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MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

An Incredible Venue

 

If you didn't attend last year's OPEN at Mohegan Sun, you truly missed out. It was a fantastic event held at what was arguably the best hosting property we’ve ever been to. Our players (and staff) have never felt so welcomed before.

 

Mohegan Sun was so excited to have us back, they have outfitted their ballroom with cameras  to provide us 2 poker rooms and 60 tables to handle all 1,000+ players at one event!

 

You don't want to miss the Poker Party of the Summer, OPEN 22 at Mohegan Sun Pocono… Roaring 20's Style.

 

We will see you there!

 

 

 

 

Mike Matsinger & The Entire World Tavern Team

 

Please note that Tournament Structures and Scheduldes are subject to PA Gaming Commission approval and can be modified without prior notice.

REGISTRATION TIMES

SUN, JUNE 5: 11am to 6pm*

MON, JUNE 6: 10am to 5pm*

TUE, JUNE 7: 11am to 5pm*

WED, JUNE 8: 11am to 5pm*

WELCOME GUIDE

Click an image to open the guide

*Registration closing times may vary each day

 
 
 

ACCESS PASSES

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Passes will be available at OPEN Registration

Great Poker, Great Parties, Great People!

Enjoy the poker action and experience the amazing atmosphere at OPEN 22 at Mohegan Sun Pocono. From the Roaring 20's theme party to the daily and nightly cash tournaments, there will be plenty of fun, competition, and a lot of laughs during this amazing 4-day event.

 

POKER ONLY ($75) and PARTY & POKER ($105) Access Passes, along with the new MOONSHINER'S UPGRADE ($10), will be available to purchase at Registration at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

 

Please note: The Moonshiner's Upgrade is only valid along with an Access Pass!

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BOOK YOUR ROOMS

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WHEN BOOKING YOUR ROOM

Click any BOOK YOUR ROOM link below. On the next page, click ATTENDEE from the drop down menu. Select your dates next. The following screen will have available hotels and rooms.

Great Rooms, Great Price

Rooms are now sold out at Mohegan Sun Pocono. But don't worry...we've got deals at two awesome hotels that are within a short distance to the Casino. Plus, there are other great, low priced options nearby. You can use www.Hotels.com to find a deal best for you.

FAIRFIELD INN by MARRIOTT

884 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

 

- Luxurious bedding, micro-fridges & microwaves included

- Free shuttle service to/from airport and to/from Casino

- Front door drop off and pick up

- Free continental breakfast & high-speed Internet

- Indoor pool and jacuzzi

- In-room coffee & tea available (for a fee)

- Just 2.5 miles from Mohegan Sun Pocono

- Resort fees are waived! $99/night+tax rate good for June 4th, 5th, 6th, and/or 7th.

THE WOODLANDS INN & RESORT

1073 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

 

- Rental refridgerators & microwaves available

- Shuttle service to/from airport and to/from Casino

- Front door drop off and pick up

- Free breakfast buffet & high-speed Internet

- Tempature controlled indoor pool & spa

- Pet friendly (additional $30 cost per stay)

- Just 1.4 miles from Mohegan Sun Pocono

- Resort fees are waived! $94/night+tax rate good for June 5th, 6th, 7th, and/or 8th.

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NEED A RIDE TO MOHEGAN SUN POCONO?

We have a special UBER code for World Tavern OPEN goers!

 

Need a ride to OPEN 22 at Mohegan Sun Pocono? Use the code WTPoker2016 when booking your first ride using UBER and you'll get up to $15 off your fare. (Valid from 6/1 thru 7/31)

 

Get to the property from hotels, the airport, and other points around Mohegan Sun Pocono with the touch of a button. Fare estimates show that rides from the airport to Mohegan Sun Pocono are around $12-$16 - so use the code on your first trip and your ride is nearly free! And with the fare split feature, friends coming together can split their fare evenly right in the app - no exchange of cash needed. Up to four people can share one UBER ride, and the trip is about 20 minutes from the airport Mohegan Sun Pocono.

 

What is Uber? Uber is a smartphone app that allows you to request a safe, reliable and affordable ride on-demand at the touch of a button. Request a pickup through Uber's iPhone, Android or Windows app. Within minutes, a car will be curbside, ready to take you to wherever you need to go. The rider’s fare is automatically billed to the credit card on file.

 

THE POKER

Please click here for a complete listing of Mohegan Sun Pocono Poker Rules & Guidelines

Get a Piece of The Action

With 16 events taking place in the Ballroom and Poker Room, there will be plenty of opportunity to compete against hundreds of your fellow World Tavern players.

 

From classic favorites such as the Tag Team, Deep Stack, and Bounty tournaments...to the brand new cash-game style Ring Tournaments, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Get all the info on these events, then be sure to purchase your Access Passes and book your rooms.

DEEP STACK TOURNAMENT

More chips means more fun and more chances to win big. A staple at OPEN events, the Deep Stack game is always a huge hit with players.

NEW! RING TOURNAMENTS

Play no limit cash-game style with a shot at becoming an OPEN champion. Each player buys in for a set amount and plays $1/$2 blinds for 3 hours. Chips used are REAL MONEY chips! The player with the most in front of them at the end wins the plaque. Plus, everyone still in at the end keeps their dough! Re-buys only through the first 90 minutes.  MORE DETAILS

TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT

Always the most fun tournament of the OPEN! Players form into teams before the event & switch off during play at regular intervals - sometimes even in the middle of a hand!  Note: We are waiting for approval from PA Gaming on this one :)

BOUNTY TOURNAMENTS

There will be 2 Bounty events at OPEN 22, where each player gets a $25 Casino chip. When you knock a player out of the game, you earn their Casino chip. Knock out 3 players and you cover your buy-in!

 

THE PARTIES

Welcome to the Roaring 20's

Ready to trip the light fantastic? Dames and gents alike are invited to the biggest party of the year at OPEN 22 at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

 

Come with us back to a time when Prohibition ruled the land. Big bands and swing music was all the rage. You'll be dressed to the nine's while betting on the ponies and sampling the local Moonshine. (don't tell the G-men!)

 

We will have MUCH more info on our Roaring 20's party soon. In the meantime, get your Access Passes and book your rooms so you won't miss out!

SUNDAY WELCOME PARTY

After you've arrived and began your run at becoming an OPEN champion, settle in with the World Tavern team at our awesome and always memorable Welcome Party!

 

Starting at 10:00pm on Sunday, June 5th, the drinks will be flowing and tons of World Tavern players from across the country will be having a great time. You won't want to miss this chance to kick back with some awesome people. Please stay tuned for more details.

 

The Schedule

Full Schedule of Events

Please note that tournament structures and schedules are subject to PA Gaming Commission approval and can be modified without prior notice.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5th
 
1:00pm: National Quarters (shootout)  $0+$15
The final 2 players at each table move on to the Semi-Finals at 4:00pm.
 

1:15pm: Early Strikers Tournament  $50
Get your game on early with the first cash event of the OPEN!
 

4:00pm: National Semis (shootout)  $0+$15
The final 2 players at each table move on to the FINALS on Monday.
 

7:00pm: Deep Stack - Players Championship  $90
Take the dealer add-on for an additional 10,000 starting chips.

 

8:00pm: WELCOME PARTY (at Breakers)
Relax with the WTP Team and fellow players at Breakers in the Casino!
 

10:00pm: Late Night Ring Tournament  $100
3 hours of cash-style action; most in chips at the end wins the plaque.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7th
 
11:00am: National Champ FINALS (Top 100)
All remaining players will compete for the National Championship.
 

1:00pm: APP Magazine Tournament  $50
Winner receives a full-page spread in American Poker Player Magazine.
 

3:00pm: Afternoon Ring Tournament  $75
3 hours of cash-style action; most in chips at the end wins the plaque.
 

3:00pm: TOC Semi-Finals (Shootout)  $0+$15
The final 2 players at each table move on to the Finals on Wednesday.
 

6:30pm: ROARING 20's PARTY (Details TBA)
Great food, cash bar, and tons of surprises - Roaring 20's style!

 

9:00pm: All In Or Fold Tournament  $20
You have two moves - you're either All In or you fold!  
MORE DETAILS

MONDAY, JUNE 6th
 
11:00am: National Champ FINALS (Flight #1)  $0+$15
10 blind levels of play, with remaining players returning on Tuesday.
 

1:00pm: Bounty Tournament  $75
Earn a $25 Casino chip for each player you knock out.
 

3:00pm: National Champ FINALS (Flight #2)  $0+$15
10 blind levels of play, with remaining players returning on Tuesday.
 

3:00pm: Rebuy Madness Tournament  $30
Get knocked out? Take another shot (or several) at a nice payday!
 

7:00pm: Tag Team Tournament  $75
Two-player teams with switches at regular intervals; even during hands!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8th
 
11:00am: National TOC FINALS  $0+$15
Top 8 receive payouts; winner earns $10,000 Main Event seat!
 

12:00pm: Bounty Tournament  $65
Earn a $25 Casino chip for each player you knock out.

3:00pm: Afternoon Ring Tournament  $75
3 hours of cash-style action; most in chips at the end wins the plaque.
 

5:00pm: Last Chance Tournament  $50
The final event of OPEN 22 and your last chance to earn a nice payday. 
 

TBD: National TOC FINALS (The PIT)
The final 24 players move to The PIT to compete for big Packages.

The Structures

Tournament Structures

Please note that tournament structures and schedules are subject to PA Gaming Commission approval and can be modified without prior notice.

BUY-IN

Shootout ($0+$15)

Champs ($0+$15)

$50

$65-$75

Deep Stack ($90)

Ring Game ($100)

CHIPS

10,000

20,000

10,000

15,000

20,000

$100**

BLINDS

15 mins

20/30 mins

20 mins

20 mins

20 mins

N/A**

***Ring Tournament: Chips are real-money Casino chips. Blinds remain $1/$2 throughout the 3-hour game.

BLIND LEVEL

LEVEL 00

LEVEL 01

LEVEL 02

LEVEL 03

LEVEL 04

LEVEL 05

LEVEL 06

LEVEL 07

LEVEL 08

LEVEL 09

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

SMALL

100

100

200

300

400

500

800

1000

2000

3000

4000

*5000*

8000

10000

15000

20000

30000

40000

50000

80000

100000

150000

200000

300000

400000

500000

BIG

100

200

400

600

800

1000

1600

2000

4000

6000

8000

*10000*

16000

20000

30000

40000

60000

80000

100000

160000

200000

300000

400000

600000

800000

1000000

100/100 blind level for Championship Final & $65 and up cash events only

**Blinds run 30 mins at Level 11 (5000/10000) and beyond for Championship Final events

Tournament Notes

- All In Or Fold event: Players start with 1,000 chips. Blinds are 100/200 for one hour of play, with $20 rebuys available for 1,000 chips. After the first hour, players will break. Add-ons ($10 for 10,000 chips) will be available. After break, blinds are 500/1000 and follow the normal blind structure.

 

- Ring Tournaments: Players purchase $100 in Casino chips (or $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 this 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 highest chip count after 3 hours of play wins the plaque.

 

- All buy-ins for cash events include casino fees.
 

- Unlimited re-entry is available for first 8 levels (except for All-In or Fold & Ring Tournaments)
 

- No re-entry allowed for National Champ events.
 

- $5 dealer add-on for 5,000 chips available in all $50 cash tournaments. ($5 for 2,000 chips in the Rebuy Madness tournament)
 

- $10 dealer add-on for 10,000 chips available in all $65-$90 cash tournaments (except Ring Tournaments).
 

- Breaks scheduled every 4 levels (except for Ring Tournaments).

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THE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Main Events

Do you have what it takes to compete against hundreds of World Tavern Poker players for the ultimate honor of becoming a National Champion?

 

These are the HUGE & exciting events you play for all season long. Not only are you playing for the title of National Champion, you're also competing for your piece of the pie: nearly $40,000 in huge packages!

 

Check out all the details on our National Championship and National TOC events, then purchase your Access Passes and book your rooms to get in on the action.

Season 2 2015/16 National Championship

16 prize packages and the title of National Champion are on the line in this awesome event featuring players from all across the country.

 

Players qualified for the National Championship Finals will play in 1 of 2 flights on Monday, June 6th. Each flight lasts 10 blind levels; play will then stop, and your chips will be bagged and tagged.

 

All players still left from each flight will return to play at Level 11 on Tuesday, June 7th for the Championship. The top 16 players will earn big packages, with the winner receiving the plaque and Championship watch!

 

1st Place = $5,000 Package
2nd Place= $2,500 Package
3rd Place=  $2,500 Package
4th Place=  $1,500 Package
5th Place=  $1,500 Package
6th Place=  $1,000 Package
7th Place=  $1,000 Package
8th Place=  $1,000 Package
9th thru 16th Place = $500 Package

 

Season 2 2015/16 National TOC

8 packages, including the $10,000 Main Event seat, are on the line in the National Tournament of Champions.

 

Players qualified for the National TOC Finals will play on Wednesday, June 8th at 11:00am. The top 8 players (final table) will compete for the packages, with the winner receiving the plaque and the Main Event seat!

 

1st Place = $10,000 Main Event seat
2nd Place= $2,500 Package
3rd Place=  $1,500 Package
4th Place=  $1,000 Package
5th Place=  $1,000 Package
6th thru 8th Place = $500 Package

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ Section for OPEN 22

What is the Moonshiner's Upgrade?

When selecting your Access Pass in our Online Store, be sure to also select the $10 Moonshiner's Upgrade before checking out. All players will need a Core Rewards Card to play at Mohegan Sun. The Moonshiner's Upgrade will move you up to the IGNITE Rewards level, giving you great benefits while playing at Mohegan Sun...including free drinks!

 

Can I buy a Moonshiner's Upgrade without having an Access Pass?

No. Moonshiner's Upgrades are only good along with an Access Pass. It is not a standalone item.

 

Will I be able to buy a Moonshiner's Upgrade at Mohegan Sun?

Yes, we will have them for sale for $10 at the Registration area.

 

I won an Access Pass. Does it include the Moonshiner's Upgrade?

No. However, those who won Access Passes will be able to purchase a Moonshiner's Upgrade for $10 when checking in at registration.

 

Is there a Hotel + Access Pass VIP Package like you sell for Vegas?

No, we do not have those packages available for OPEN 22 at Mohegan Sun Pocono. These packages are only available for the OPEN in Las Vegas.

 

Will there be shuttles from hotels outside of Mohegan Sun Pocono?

Yes! Most area hotels around Mohegan Sun Pocono have complimentary shuttle service. The Fairfield Inn runs shuttles throughout the day. Be sure to check with the hotel you are staying at for full details.

 

Will Party Tickets be available at Mohegan Sun Pocono?

Yes! Tickets to the Roaring 20's Party will be on sale at Registration for $30.

 

When will National Championship and TOC Qualifications appear in my WTP account?

As soon as all Regionals are complete and scores from those events are entered. Everyone who qualified for National events should see their qualifications by early April at the latest.

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