by Barbara Rogers
This fall brings more poker action to the East Coast than you could ever hope for!
Some of the biggest news to hit the East Coast comes out of Dover, Delaware, where the ambitious new TV series, PRO POKER CHAMPIONSHIP, will be hosted! There will be 25 days of play, from October 26th to November 19th, including five nationally televised events.
This Halloween, trade your trick for a treat at Seneca Niagara. The Seneca Fall Poker Classic begins on October 29th. The main event will begin on Saturday November 3rd at 11am with a $1000 buy-in plus $80, 60 min. blinds, 30,000 in chips. You can find the entire schedule on page 10 of this issue of Poker Player.
Turning Stone is in a giving mood again. This time it’s $6,500 in cash drawings. Cash prizes are doubled if you’re seated in a live game when your ticket is drawn! And with all the cash action at Turning Stone in Verona, New York, it’s right where you want to be. See page 15 for more details. Reserve November 23 through December 23 on your poker calendar if you want to participate in the Super Stacks Hold’em Series. Mohegan Sun in Ct. and Deep Stacks have brought Double Cross Vodka to the party. The New York based vodka company will sponsor the National Championship VIP Players Party on November 29th. The Deepstacks Poker Tour comes to Mohegan Sun in Ct. Nov. 23 through Dec. 3rd, bringing along the “The Mouth” and “The Grinder.”
I had the pleasure of staying overnight at Dover Downs in Delaware recently. The hotel has earned every one of their Four Diamond awards. The poker room was packed as The Delaware State Poker Championship played out. At $74,000, the final payout was more than the guarantee. I enjoyed my time with Bob Westerfield, Director of Table Games, and Pete McGuire, Poker Manager.
And don’t forget about the MGM Resorts M life membership. Sign up at the Capital Club in Dover’s centrally located club. Lots of amenities are available at the partner properties. I watched three people drive on the NASCAR track. This opportunity is available to the public, with a few rules, including staying behind the pace car, and keeping MPH below 120 on the straightaway. Are you game?
The sold-out Labor Day tournament at Hollywood Casino, Toledo proved to be a great day for winner, Michael Ernie, from Perrysburg, Ohio. Mike defeated a crowd of 125 players, including some from Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, and Fort Wayne, pocketing $11,135. The next event will be the Columbus Day Challenge, Monday, October 8, at 12:15 pm, with a $300 buy-in. Better get there early.
Here is a chance to play poker—and win money for yourself—while helping a worthwhile charity. I was shooting in my pool league at the Moose Club and heard they are hosting a charity tournament at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. Presented by the Pennsylvania Moose Association, hosted by Verona F.C., it happens on October 20th. You must be a member of the Loyal Order of Moose to play, so now is a great time to join. You then can play in the Moose International 4th Annual Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Vegas January 6-10, 2013. Last year the tournament saw 817 players.
Barbara Rogers is a competitive player in many endeavors including pool and poker tournaments. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org