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South Point Casino’s $125,000 Freeroll Poker Tournament semi-finals will take place April 16-17 at 7 p.m. Qualifying players will participate in the tournament’s final round Sunday, April 21 at noon.

Casino players who have logged 100 hours or more of live play from Jan. 1 through March 31 will receive automatic entry into the tournament. The first 50 places will receive a payout with a first place cash prize of $30,000, second place of $15,000 and third of $10,000.

Also at South Point throughout April, the poker room will continue to host daily no-limit Texas Hold’em Bounty tournaments every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and every Wednesday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Poker players have the opportunity to participate in each Bounty tournament for a $60 buy-in fee.

A special no-limit Texas Hold’em Deep Stack tournament is also being held every Wednesday and Sunday at 6 p.m. When casino players purchase a buy-in for $100, they will receive $7,500 in tournament chips. Guests can receive an additional $2,500 in tournament chips for a $10 add-on purchase. For more information on all poker tournaments and promotions, visit the South Point website at:

Riviera: The poker room has recently started a promotion in association with Team 5 poker. It runs for 12 weeks and is a joint promotion with both live play and tournament play earning points toward a series-end free roll to be held Sunday, May 19. The free roll is guaranteed to be $5,000. After the initial first few weeks they are already projecting it to be $10,000 or higher.

Every Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m., it’s $2-$20 spread limit Texas hold’em with a max $4 rake and a mandatory $4 straddle earning you points toward the free roll. The same game runs from noon on Saturdays as well. The first five players in the cash game receive a $20 bonus buy on their chips after playing two hours.

Also on Saturdays, the Riv runs a $125 buy-in tournament that again awards points for the 12-week, series-end free roll. Mark Selby, shift boss at the poker room tells us, “The games have had plenty of action and run late into the night!”

In addition to the Team 5 promotion the poker room also continues to offer 24/7 progressive high hand jackpots, a weekly $3,000 free roll (10 hours live play to qualify), daily 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $100 high hand of the hour bonuses and $400 Four Flush Friday. The first to make a flush in all four suits can win $400.

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: [email protected].

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