Other casinos benefit from WSOP
June 16, 2015 3:00 AM
by H. Scot Krause
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) continues at the Rio and several other tournaments are in play at the same time.
Venetian: DeepStack Extravaganza III is underway at the poker room running through July 19 with a total prize pool of $11 million. The events are some of the most popular poker tournament festivals in the world. There are five majors a year. The $5,000 buy-in main event begins July 12. For more information go to: http://www.venetian.com/casino/poker-tournaments/deepstack-extravaganza.html
South Point: There are daily No-Limit Texas Hold’em “Bounty” tournaments every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Every Wednesday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. players can enter each “Bounty” tournament for a $60 buy-in that includes $4,500 in chips and unlimited re-entry until the first break.
Binion’s: The 9th Annual Poker Classic continues downtown through July 4. The $1,000 buy-in main event starts this Thursday. For the tournament schedule visit: http://www.binions.com/gaming/poker_classic.php
M Resort: The Hollywood Poker Open runs June 25-28. A new addition to Season 3 will be the $555 buy-in Seniors Championship on June 27. For more info visit: http://www.themresort.com/gaming/poker-hollywood-open-2015.html
Golden Nugget: The 8th Annual Grand Poker Series continues through July 3 hosted in The Grand Event Center.
Florida: The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open runs July 30-Aug. 19. The annual tournament series kicks-off in the resort’s ballrooms July 30 with a $350 buy-in Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em event featuring a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. The single-entry Championship, features a $5 million guarantee beginning Aug. 15. This year’s Open will offer The Big Four – a four event finale never previouslydone.
It will be shown on CBS Sports Network and streamed live online. The four-event final tables will take place at Hard Rock Live on Aug. 18, carrying a combined total of $7.5 million in guaranteed prize pools. The Big Four includes the $5,250 buy-in, $5 million guaranteed Championship and three additional No Limit Hold’em events – a $25,400 buy-in High Roller, $2,650 buy-in and $1,100 buy-in.
Professional poker player and industry celebrity Phil Hellmuth will host and provide commentary for all four final tables simultaneously.
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.