Throughout April, South Point Casino will host daily No-Limit Texas Hold’em Bounty tournaments every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m., 2 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, which includes $4,500 in tournament chips with unlimited re-entry until the first break.
South Point also features a No-Limit Texas Hold’em Deep-Stack tournament every Wednesday and Sunday at 6 p.m. The tournament’s $100 buy-in includes $7,500 in tournament chips. Players can also receive an additional $2,500 in tournament chips for a $10 add-on with unlimited re-entry until the first break.
Poker players at South Point can also qualify for the $155,000 Freeroll Hold’Em Poker Tournament set to take place on June 6 and June 7 at 6 p.m. each day, with the finals on Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. Players can qualify with 100 hours of live play through Tuesday, May 31.
The top three players in each month with the most qualifying hours will receive $500 for third place, $1,000 for second place and $2,000 for first place. Players with over 300 monthly hours will receive a $500 bonus.
Players will start with $10,000 in chips and can double their stake with a $25 add-on for $10,000 additional chips. Third place will win $10,000, second will win $15,000, with first place taking $35,000. In addition, if the final table plays down to a single winner, the champion will receive $5,000 extra cash.
PokerStars, partnered with Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, launched online gaming this past week. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement said the site was permitted to begin real-money play with a pool of pre-selected guests on March 16.
After a series of tests to evaluate the company’s equipment and policies under actual betting conditions and monitoring by the DGE, the site became open to all players physically located in New Jersey on March 21.
According to the Associated Press, PokerStars selected 500 previous customers to participate in the “soft play” testing period.
All online gambling sites in the state must partner with an Atlantic City casino. The launch has been much anticipated and hopes are it will give a major boost to the state’s online industry. That industry has already been gaining revenue steadily in recent months and was up 42 percent over 2015 in figures released for February.
The site, pokerstarsnj.com, will be New Jersey’s 18th Internet gambling site and will offer poker and online table games and slot machine games.
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 21-year resident of Las Vegas. Email: [email protected].