Hollywood Park Casino celebrated its one year anniversary this Saturday and Sunday with a $100,000 Poker Weekend.
HP’s tournament director Corey Silver said, “We had 234 players in our Saturday $340 buy-in $50,000 guaranteed $100 bounty tournament creating a total prize pool over $70,000.”
Corey continued, “Notable finishers in the money include YouTube sensation poker vlogger (video blogger) Andrew Neeme in 20th place and RealGrinders creator and long-time professional poker player Raymond Davis finishing in 9th place! Sunday’s version of the $50,000 $340 buy-in tournament did not have a bounty but had 194 players generating almost $60,000 in prize money, paying over $16,000 to first place.”
Other cardrooms could learn from Hollywood Park. The tournament was well publicized and well run, which was reflected in the turnout.
Corey is a rising star among tournament directors. He comes up with innovative ideas. I highly recommend playing Hollywood Park’s tournaments, which include daily No-Limit, Big O on Saturdays at 3 p.m. and even a Stud tournament on Tuesdays at 6 p.m..