TULSA, Okla. - The Oklahoma State Championship of Poker returns to Cherokee Casino Resort Feb. 13 - 26. The tournament draws the best in poker from the Midwest, and beyond, all vying for cold, hard cash and bragging rights in nine state championship title events, including the Oklahoma State Championship title. Before the event wraps, title-holders also battle it out for a $25,000 seat at the World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship in Las Vegas in April 2008.
Tom Christopher Wins Best-All-Around Player at Peppermill. The Peppermill in Reno just completed 11 days of great tournament action. The event began October 26 and ran through November 4, with 19 events ranging from $120-$1,000. The action included a HORSE event, a ladies only tourney, a seniors' event, as well as crazy pineapple and terminator events. A cruise for two, sponsored by ClubUBT.com was awarded to the best all-around player, Tom Christopher. He made three final tables that included two first place finishes, a fourth place finish, as well as a sixteenth and eighteenth place finish.
"Mother Nature meets Lady Luck," sums up the hottest casino destination in the Midwest, the recently opened Four Winds Resort Casino. This sprawling, worldclass resort casino, offers an eclectic mix of cutting edge gaming technology surrounded by the warm ambiance of a Northwoods lodge.
"The Game Has Changed" is the motto of The Four Winds, and it becomes very apparent that the game indeed has changed the minute you enter the poker room. This is the largest totally electronic poker room in the country, featuring 15 PokerPro ten-seat tables and four PokerPro heads up tables.
Caesars Palace opened for business in 1966 and instantly established the benchmark for Las Vegas luxury resorts. Jay Sarno, an original Vegas entrepreneur borrowed $10 million from the Teamster's pension fund and set about constructing his vision of a resort so spectacular it would like visiting the home of a King.
Thanks to all of you who answered my question about the four-card flop in my last column. I received comments and suggestions from many readers as well as cardroom executives around the area. Most notably, Mike Shaffer, a lead supervisor at the Rio in Las Vegas, loved the idea of the scramble and reflop of three-fourths of the original bad scenario. He was going to present it to his cardroom manager, Jerome Stone, for possible inclusion into their rule book for both everyday usage and for the 2008 WSOP and beyond.
Check Out the Tuscany and their Low-Priced Tournaments. Three no-limit tournaments a day beginning at 10:00 a.m., again at 7:00 p.m. and the last at 4:00 a.m. Each has an easy-on-the-pocket buy-in of $22 with $10 rebuys. They also offer a weekly free roll, high hand jackpots and if you are unlucky enough to get your aces cracked you'll win $50. For more information see their ad in this issue of Poker Player Newspaper.
While the Las Vegas Strip is known for big money games, the home of highstakes poker on a regular basis is the Commerce Casino, the world's largest poker casino.
Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall is one of the Boyd Gaming Corporation's 18 properties that includes the Borgata. Sam's Town represents the first major Las Vegas casino project to be directed specifically toward the local Las Vegas market. Crowded with locals from day 1 the resort quickly grabbed the attention of Vegas tourists to the Boulder Highway at Flamingo Road location. Sam's Town's wild west style of hospitality has kept the locals and tourists returning for more since it opened the doors in 1978.
The rapidly approaching, annual Midwestern phenomenon known as deer hunting season looms before us. Historically, every November hundreds of thousands of men armed with an arsenal of weapons make their yearly pilgrimage to our abundant, serene northern woodlands and forests in hope of bagging a buck.
Good promotions are popping up around the country. The Gold Strike in Tunica, Mississippi has introduced three new random slot jackpots: the Rapid Fire Jackpot, the Quick Fire Jackpot and the Sure Fire Jackpot. Rapid Fire Jackpots start at $500 and are guaranteed to hit by $1000; QuickFire Jackpots start at $5000 and are guaranteed to hit by $10,000; and SureFire Jackpots start at $150,000 and are guaranteed to hit by $200,000. Each jackpot can hit at any time on any machine. No winning combination is required.