Las Vegas area poker tournaments in making

Aug 13, 2013 3:02 AM

Several Las Vegas area tournaments are in the making!

Suncoast: On tap is a $15,000 Sizzlin’ Free Roll Poker Tournament on Sept. 17. Poker players can qualify with 80 rated “live” hours of play accumulated from July 1-Aug. 31. Receive 500 extra tournament chips for every 25 hours over 80 qualifying hours.

Earn double hours credit with play from 1-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. daily. Receive three hours for each initial tournament entry. The prize structure is:

First Place, $3,000; 2nd-50th, $50; 51st-Field, $25. Check the poker room for complete details.

Red Rock: The popular Station Casinos destination is getting ready to host the $200,000 Poker Challenge, a series of no-limit Texas Hold’Em tournaments from Aug. 23-Sept. 8. Details of the tournament and structure are as follows:

• $260 buy-in satellite

• 20% of players advance to the next round with the $1,100 buy-in

• Main Event, Sept. 6-8

• $1,100 Main Event buy-in

• $200,000 guaranteed prize pool

Each tournament level has an option to buy-in, and following the first, the ability to qualify for the next round. Sign up times are now available at the main cage, Cherry or in the poker room. The first $100 satellite will take place in the poker room. Both the Super Satellite and the Main Event will take place inside Cherry.

Orleans: A minimum 75 hours of “live” rated Texas Hold’Em play from Aug. 1-Sept. 30 can enter you into the $150,000 Texas Hold’Em Free Roll Poker Tournament scheduled for Oct. 8-9.

The payout schedule will be as follows:

1st Place, $25,000; 2nd, $15,000; 3rd, $10,000; 4th, $7,500; 5th, $6,000; 6th, $5,000; 7th, $3,500; 8th, $2,500; 9th, $2,000; 10th, $1,000, 11th-20th, $750 each; 21st-50th, $500 each; 51st-100th, $200 each; Rest of Field, $100 each.

M Resort: The casino closed its 14-table poker room to make space for additional slot machines that will be used for tournament play. Plans are to host custom poker events, such as the Hollywood Poker Open that was held at the end of June.

H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 18-year resident of Las Vegas. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to: [email protected].

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