BJ tourney ups ante

Oct 16, 2006 4:09 AM

Beginning last week, Arizona Charlie’s Boulder started offering weekly blackjack tournaments on Thursdays with added money known as the "Winner’s Rollover Purse."

"The ”˜Winner’s Rollover Purse’ represents a new era in blackjack tournament play which will give the casino player and tournament player more value for their tournament dollar," said John Schmutz, director of table games for Arizona Charlie’s Boulder.

Each week the casino will add $100 to the Winner’s Rollover Purse. Players must qualify through play on their Ultimate Rewards Club card in order to be eligible to win the Purse. Players will be able to qualify each Thursday by playing slots and earning a minimum of 100 Action Cash points or live blackjack for two hours at a $5 minimum bet.

Once the player is qualified, they will be eligible to win the Winner’s Rollover Purse. That means if they win the tournament, they will win both the daily purse and the Winner’s Rollover Purse. If the winner does not qualify, the $100 rolls over until the next week. As each week progresses the purse will continue to grow until a tournament player qualifies and wins.

Each weekly tournament is limited to 54 entrants (including re-buys) with a maximum of six entrants per table. The tournament will be a three round format: Qualifying Round, Semi-Final Round and Final Round.

Registration will begin at 5 p.m. every Thursday at the cashier’s cage. The first turn of the cards will take place at 6 p.m. Buy-ins and re-buys are $25 and all monies collected from tournament players will be distributed daily.

Visit the table games pit for complete details.