Media antes up for poker

Dec 19, 2000 5:40 AM

VERONA, N.Y. — The media took a chance at Turning Stone Casino Resort — a chance at playing live poker, that is.

Turning Stone put its year-old poker room on display by hosting an informative (and in some cases lucrative) poker session for the press only. The casino’s 15 poker tables were still intact at the end of the day.

At Turning Stone, there are "all limit" games of stud (7-card and 7-card hi-lo); Texas hold’em, Omaha and Omaha hi-lo; Pineapple and Razz: 7-card lo.

The next poker tournament on tap will be of the $200 buy-in limit variety on Feb. 3 and 17.

The high-powered pop band Cheap Trick will take center stage in the showroom Jan. 10.

Cheap Trick made the nation’s top 10 list back in the ‘70s with "I Want You To Want Me" and since has put away four platinum album, three gold LPs, a No. 1 single and seven Top 40 hits.

Sammy Hagar, the front man for Van Halen in the 1980s and early ’90s, is considered to be one of the original hard rockers. Hagar, a major part of the band’s four multi-platinum albums, appears at Turning Stone on Jan. 16.

Hagar is enjoying a career resurgence with the release of three successful solo projects in four years.