The Bellagio Las Vegas is set to host the 2023 Bellagio Kickoff Classic from August 31st to September 10th. This grand event boasts 12 scheduled tournaments with over $800,000 in guaranteed prize money.

Main Event Highlights

The highlight of the series is the $3,500 buy-in Bellagio Classic no-limit hold’em main event, guaranteeing $500,000. This main event will take place from September 7th to 10th. Participants can expect two starting flights at noon on September 7th and September 8th. Each player will begin with a chip count of 50,000 and play hour-long levels. Registration or re-entry is available until the tenth level on the starting days. Players who secure their chips on either the first or second day will merge into one group for the second day, which starts at noon on September 9th. The event’s climax, the final table, is scheduled for September 10th.

Satellite Tournaments

For those looking to secure a spot in the main event, three $400 buy-in satellites are available. These are set for 5:00 PM on September 5th, noon on September 6th, and again at 5:00 PM on September 6th. Each satellite offers a five-seat guarantee, starting chips 25,000, and 25-minute levels.

Additional Tournaments

Beyond the main event, several other no-limit hold’em tournaments with varying buy-ins are available. These include two $30,000 guaranteed $600 buy-in tournaments on September 1st and 2nd, a $20,000 guaranteed $400 buy-in turbo event on September 3rd, and a $25,000 guaranteed $600 buy-in tournament on September 10th. Additionally, two $50,000 guaranteed mystery bounty events are on the schedule. The first is an $800 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha event on September 3rd, followed by a $600 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament on September 5th.

Special Event for Seniors

For poker enthusiasts aged 50 and above, a special $600 buy-in Seniors event is planned for 10:00 AM on August 31st.

Bellagio’s Legacy in Poker

Since its inception in 1998, Bellagio has distributed over $596 million in poker tournament prizes. This impressive feat ranks it among the world’s top three casinos. As the fall season approaches, poker enthusiasts are encouraged to experience the thrill at this iconic Las Vegas venue.


August 31Event 1 – $600 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em$50,000
September 1Event 2 – $600 No-Limit Hold’em$30,000
September 2Event 3 – $600 No-Limit Hold’em$30,000
September 3Event 4 – $800 Pot-Limit Omaha Mystery Bounty$30,000
September 3Event 5 – $400 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo$20,000
September 4Event 6 – $600 No-Limit Hold’em$30,000
September 5Event 7 – $600 No-Limit Hold’em Mystery Bounty$50,000
September 5Event 8 – $400 Bellagio Classic Milestone Satellite5 Bellagio Classic Seats
September 6Event 9 – $400 Bellagio Classic Milestone Satellite5 Bellagio Classic Seats
September 6Event 10 – $400 Bellagio Classic Milestone Satellite5 Bellagio Classic Seats
September 7Event 11 – $3,500 Bellagio Classic Main Event Day 1A$500,000
September 8Event 11 – $3,500 Bellagio Classic Main Event Day 1B$500,000
September 9Event 11 – $3,500 Bellagio Classic Main Event Day 2$500,000
September 10Event 12 – $600 No-Limit Hold’em$25,000
September 10Event 11 – $3,500 Bellagio Classic Main Event Final Table$500,000

The Bellagio: Las Vegas’ Epitome of Luxury

Situated prominently on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, the Bellagio stands as a beacon of elegance and luxury. Conceived by the visionary Steve Wynn and inaugurated in 1998, this resort, with its staggering $1.6 billion construction cost, was inspired by the charm of the Lake Como town of Bellagio in Italy. The hotel’s architecture boasts 3,015 rooms spread across its main and spa towers, while its expansive 155,000 square-foot casino offers a lavish gaming experience.

Inside the resort, visitors are immediately captivated by the “Fiori di Como”, a breathtaking glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly that adorns the lobby. The Bellagio’s culinary landscape is diverse, offering everything from the gourmet delights of Le Cirque to the vast array of choices at The Buffet. The resort’s bars and lounges further ensure that the nightlife is as vibrant as the day.

However, its iconic dancing water fountains truly set the Bellagio apart. These fountains, synchronized to music and lights, provide a mesmerizing spectacle that has become synonymous with the Las Vegas experience. Coupled with attractions like the “O” by Cirque du Soleil and the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, the resort offers a blend of opulence, art, and entertainment, making every visit unforgettable.