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Open set for The Orleans

Jul 1, 2003 4:02 AM

Poker players should set their compasses for The Orleans this month, when the popular off-Strip casino hosts The Orleans 2003 Open poker tournament, July 12-27.

The poker tourney features 17 daily events, plus second chance nightly tournaments.

The Open culminates on July 27 with the No Limit Hold’em Championship Event; plus there’s a Limit Hold’em Championship on July 26, and an Omaha Hi-Lo Championship on July 25.

Second chance tourneys are held every night at 7 p.m. with $125 buy-ins and optional re-buys for $100.

GT’s Oklahoma Johnny Hale will host The Seniors Charity No Limit Hold’em Event, which is part of the Open’s regular schedule of events. The buy-in will be $230 with multiple re-buys at $25.

The Open is a totally non-smoking event; 3 percent of each total prize fund has been earmarked for the tournament dealers.

To accommodate out-of-town players, The Orleans’ room rates have been pegged at $35 from Sunday to Thursday, and $55 on Friday and Saturday.

Here is the complete schedule of Open tournaments: