Pigskin and poker event at The Golden Nugget

August 20, 2013 3:00 AM
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Golden Nugget Casino The Golden Nugget Las Vegas Pigskin & Poker Party weekend will pair football and fun poker tournaments Sept. 7-8 in the Grand Event Center.

This two-of-a-kind event allows fans to catch the Saturday NCAA games and all the opening Sunday NFL action. Free viewing parties featuring multiple huge high definition TV screens; food specials, including a Pig Roast and lots of stadium favorites; beverage specials, including buckets of beers and Bloody Marys; live betting stations right at the party; seven different parlay cards; 6, 6.5 and 7 point teasers; and exciting prize drawings.

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Guests can also choose to try their luck at the poker tables while watching football on Saturday, Sept. 7, with a $25,000 guaranteed minimum prize pool poker tournament featuring deep chip stacks and a great structure for a $125 buy-in. The action continues Sept. 8 with fun single table sit-and-go poker tournaments with buy-ins for $50 and up, and live blackjack games during the NFL games.

Doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday. Seats for the Saturday poker tournament can be reserved in advance at poker@goldennugget.com. Special hotel room rates for Pigskin & Poker Party Weekend are available by calling 800-634-3454 and using the code NFL 13. For more information on Golden Nugget events, visit http://www.goldennugget.com/lasvegas/upcomingevents.asp.

Florida: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has announced the addition of a Live Updates Team to its Poker Open that runs through August 29 with the $10 Million Guaranteed Championship Event.

The Live Updates Team, comprised of some of the poker industry’s finest in live streaming and reporting, will be bringing all of the action to the viewing audience.

Throughout the 33-event series, inclusive of the $10 Million Guaranteed Championship Event, the Live Updates Team will keep followers posted from the tournament floor via a live featured table web stream coupled with live updates, blog posts, photos, videos and social media.

Live streaming with chat function, live updates and blog posts are available at the official website www.SeminoleHardRockPokerOpen.com. Engagement on social media will be accessible through the poker room at Seminole Hard Rock’s Twitter feed at @SHRThePokerRoom and Facebook at fb.com/SHRThePokerRoom.

The World Poker Tour, which has been added to the Hard Rock tournament schedule with the new WPT Alpha8 Florida Super High-Roller $100,000 buy-in, will be live streaming the $10 Million Guaranteed Championship Event in Paradise Live on Aug.28 starting at noon on www.SeminoleHardRockPokerOpen.com. Visit the website for live updates and more information.

Good luck, and may the “nuts” be with you!

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: ScotKrause@GamingToday.com.

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