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WSOP isn't the only poker game in town

Jun 3, 2008 7:02 PM

by GT Staff | The World Series of Poker may be the biggest game in town, but it isn’t the only game in town.

Several other Las Vegas casinos are offering poker tournaments of their own, with most events featuring lower buy-ins and dramatically smaller fields.

As first reported in GamingToday, Binion’s Gambling Hall is hoping to attract players with its Second Annual Binion’s Poker Classic, which kicked off last Wednesday and continues through July 8.

Also downtown, the Golden Nugget hosts its 2008 Grand Poker Series, a roster of 30 poker events that kicks off Friday and continues through July 6.

Most of the 30 events are No Limit Hold’em affairs with buy-ins ranging from $200 to $500. There is also a ladies event on June 9 ($300), a seniors’ event on June 23 ($300), two H.O.R.S.E. events and a Grand Finale tournament on July 5 ($1,000).

The Venetian reprises its popular Deep Stack Extravaganza, a 45-event tourney that kicked off last Thursday and continues through July 16. Most buy-in sare in the $300 to $1,000 range. There is also a H.O.R.S.E. and two Omaha events, plus a final event ($5,000 buy-in).

Caesars Palace will host its Mega Stack Series for 43 events, most of which are No Limit Hold’em, with buy-ins ranging from $200 to $500, plus a seniors event, two Omaha events and a championship event planned for July 7 ($1,000 buy-in).