Teams vie in Cannery poker league

August 20, 2007 11:31 PM
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Poker becomes a team sport as the Cannery Casino launches season two of its popular poker league. The new season starts September 12 with registration now open at the poker room inside the Cannery.

Players can put together a three-person team and compete against other teams over the course of a 20-week season. League players play live $3/$6 hold’em from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on their selected league night. The weekly league fee is only $10 per player with 100% of the collected fees paid back in prizes at season’s end.

Statistics on teams and individual players will be kept throughout the season. At the close of the season, cash and trophies will be awarded to the top teams and individual players. Complete details are displayed in the Cannery poker room.

The first season of league play was a big success, and the casino brought it back due to huge player demand, said Bob Peckinpaugh, poker room manager. "The players love the extra element of competition this league adds to the game," he said.

Players who are interested in participating but do not have a team can still sign up for the league. These "free agent" players can register at the poker room and will be placed on teams that need an extra player or will be grouped into new teams.

North Las Vegas businesses are also invited to participate by sponsoring a team. Not unlike other recreational sports teams, business sponsors can provide their players with team shirts or apparel to wear promoting their company, a benefit that will last during nearly five months of league play.