Announcing Cardplayer Lifestyle Mixed Game Festival VIII

Cardplayer Lifestyle will be hosting its eighth Mixed Game Festival, a five-day affair at Bellagio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, with five Moneymaker Tour seats to be awarded as Grand Prizes.

We’re proud to announce that Mixed Game Festival VIII will be hosted at the fabulous Bellagio Las Vegas for the very first time. The festival will be an exclusively cash game affair taking place from June 16-20, promising what’s sure to be another exciting week of mixed games. Dealer’s choice cash game action will begin at 12pm each day, spread at limits as low as $4/8 and $8/16, with higher stakes available upon request.

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“Bellagio Poker is thrilled to team with the Mixed Game Festival this summer. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to introduce Bellagio and Bellagio poker to a new level of mixed game players. We see mixed game players as a growing and welcome group of guests, and look forward to hosting the festival in June,” said Craig Larson, Director at Bellagio Poker.

Mixed Game Festival VIII Grand Prize Details

Each day we will be awarding a free $400 entry into a Moneymaker Tour side event to one lucky player at our mixed game tables. Each day’s giveaway will be carried out at some point prior to 7pm in the following manner:

  1. I will randomly draw a table and seat number.
  2. I will ask that player a Chris Moneymaker-themed trivia question.
  3. If the player answers correctly, they win the seat; if not, I draw a new table/seat at random until there’s a winner.

The five lucky Grand Prize winners will be able to cash in quickly, as the next Moneymaker Tour stop is slated to take place right after our Mixed Game Festival, from June 28-July 6 at the MGM Grand.

As per Moneymaker Tour Executive Manager Tony Burns: “Chris and the Moneymaker Tour share a passion for the growth of mixed games in our industry. What better way to help that growth than through supporting the Cardplayer Lifestyle Mixed Game Festival at the Bellagio this summer.”

About the Bellagio Poker Room

The 37-table Bellagio poker room will be expanding throughout peak summer season to accommodate increased poker traffic throughout the city. Having celebrated its 25th anniversary just a few months ago, the Bellagio Poker Room is among the most storied in the city, having played host to numerous marquee tournament series and some of the highest-stakes cash game affairs in poker history.

Bellagio Poker Room

Beyond the poker room’s longtime notoriety and popularity, the 5-star property is world famous for its appearances in numerous feature films, being the hosting venue for globally acclaimed musicians and entertainers, and of course for their one-of-a-kind musical fountains.

Mixed Game Festival VIII: What’s “On the Table”?

A hallmark of our Mixed Game Festivals are the “value adds”, and that will begin right away with a fun-filled Pizza Party to kick things off at 12pm on Sunday June 16th.

Throughout Mixed Game Festival VIII we’ll be featuring notable poker pros who will be splashing around with us at the felt, including longtime Legends Room player, Poker Hall of Famer Eli Elezra. Additional appearances have yet to be confirmed as of press time but will be announced once they’re finalized.

On top of our handful of daily Grand Prizes, we’ll also be giving away plenty of merchandise courtesy of premium poker industry brands like: Pokercoaching.comPokerGORunGoodGearD&B Poker PublishingBBO Poker Tables, and Faded Spade Playing Cards!

Rake will be set at a low $5 max per hand, and all Mixed Game Festival players will be eligible for FREE parking on-site, with a minimum three (3) hours of play.

Finally, any Mixed Game Festival player wishing to stay on property can avail themselves of a 25% discounted room rate, courtesy of the Bellagio Poker Room. For additional details, please call (702) 693-7290.

Mixed Game Festival VIII Media Coverage

As is tradition, Cardplayer Lifestyle will once again be publishing daily recaps that highlight all the action during our Mixed Game Festival. A Pokercoaching.com Player of the Day will be selected for special recognition on each day of the Mixed Game Festival and will have “their story” written up as part of our daily recaps.

Plus, we’ve partnered once again with Poker.org, which will be providing additional expanded media coverage via videos, pictures, and player interviews in real time to showcase across their platform and social media channels.

Finally, on a personal note, I want to publicly thank Craig Larson as well as Director of Poker Strategy at MGM International Sean McCormack for so kindly giving our Mixed Game Festival a home this coming summer. For months, now, I’ve been getting approached by dozens upon dozens of mixed game players wondering “if it’ll happen”. Well, folks, the answer is a resounding YES! Let’s all show up in droves and enjoy everything mixed game poker has to offer at the Bellagio, one of the world’s premier poker destinations!

Looking forward to seeing you all in Las Vegas!

Got questions about our upcoming Mixed Game Festival? Please contact: [email protected]



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Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded Cardplayerlifestyle.com in 2009. A veteran member of the poker media corps, in addition to writing and video presenting, Robbie has hosted multiple poker podcasts over the years, including Top Pair, the Red Chip Poker Podcast, The Orbit, and the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of Poker Hall of Famer Eli […]

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