Arizona State Poker Championship returns to Talking Stick Resort

June 30, 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Talking Stick Resort is excited to invite poker players and fans to the ARENA Poker Room July 8-12, for the 16th Annual Arizona State Poker Championship . The tournament, which was suspended for two years due to the pandemic, returns with an estimated prize pool of over $1 million.

“Of all the tournaments we host, the Arizona State Poker Championship is by far the most exciting,” said Ramon Martinez, public relations manager at Talking Stick Resort. “Our players have big, colorful personalities and their poker game is fascinating,” he added.

The highly anticipated five-day tournament will kick off at 9am each day in the ARENA poker room with the semi-finals on Monday August 11th. To participate in the tournament, players will pay a buy-in of $1,100, which will give them $16,000 in tournament play. chips to start with. However, those wishing to start with more will have the option of purchasing an additional $10,000 in bonus chips for $30. Players who make it to day five will return at 10 a.m. and play until a new champion is crowned winning the 2022 Arizona State Poker Championship title.

The best players will win a cash prize and a trophy. Large prize pools attract large crowds and to ease the crowds, Talking Stick Resort has partnered with Bravo Poker Live, to make event registration easy, fast and secure. Bravo Poker Live is the world’s most convenient and secure poker event registration portal on the web, and for the first time ever, players can use this tool to compete. The new online registration process is now available by going to, or guests can register by checking in at the ARENA poker room cashier.
The annual tournament attracts some of the best players from around the world, who come down to Arizona to play in the ARENA Poker Room, the largest poker room in the valley. It offers players 47 tables, surrounded by 16 big-screen TVs, as well as special food and drink menus served around the clock.

To register for the tournament, players can register in person at the ARENA Poker Room cashier or on Bravo Poker Live. Individuals registering online must have a Talking Stick Resort Player Rewards Club card. The online registration deadline ends at 8:00 a.m. on July 8, 2022. However, entries can continue to be purchased at the poker room cashier, until the end of the first break on July 10, 2022.