by Debbie Burkhead
The Legends of Poker at the Bike is Back with a $3,000,000 Guaranteed Event! WPT mega satellites begin on Thursday, August 23 at 12 pm. The buy-ins for the mega satellites are $370 + $30. They are adding one WPT seat to the first mega, and guaranteeing 10 in the second, at 4 pm. Day 1A of the main event starts on Friday, August 24 at noon. The buy-in is $3,500 + $200, and if you are eliminated you may re-enter on day 1B. The main event is estimated to have a $3,000.000 prize pool. The final event on Saturday, August 25 is a $125 + $25 buy-in with a $3,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. For a complete list of events, see their ad in this issue of Poker Player Newspaper.
The Pechanga MEGA Share Jackpot is up to $227,000. To win the bad beat jackpot, get any quads beaten. Qualify for high hand competitions and bonus cash drawings on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays between 1 pm-10 pm. The top three high hands in hold’em are paid at the end of each hour with first taking $200, second gets $100 and third pockets $50. The Omaha high hand gets $50, and if two tables of Omaha are running, second place will receive $20. Players will earn drawing tickets by making high hand, and $500 cash drawings will be held at 6 pm and 11 pm. See the Pechanga ad in this issue of Poker Player Newspaper.
Suncoast $15,000 Sizzlin’ Freeroll Scheduled for September 11! It only takes 80 hours of live poker to qualify, and first place will receive $3,000. Second place through 50th will pocket $50, and the remaining field will take home $25. Players will receive 500 extra tournament chips for every 25 hours over 80. Earn double hours from 1 pm-9 am and 4 pm-6 pm.
Stop by on Monday night for the biggest $2-$5 no-limit game in Vegas with a mandatory straddle. Poker room football pool is back! The Suncoast is giving away cash every quarter on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday night. Earn squares by making any full house or better. For more information stop by the poker room, or see their ad in this issue of Poker Player Newspaper.
You’re Invited... Please join us as we celebrate the careers of JJ Liu and Kathy Raymond. To honor the 2012 inductees, we will host a dinner and dance celebration on August 31, at 6 pm at the Golden Nugget Casino Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas. The special guest speaker and Hall of Famer is Linda Johnson, who was inducted into the WSOP Poker Hall of Fame this past year. Tickets to attend this historical industry event are open to the public. To purchase tickets, or learn more, please visit www. WomenInPokerHallofFame. com, or www.WiPHoF.com. The Women in Poker Hall of Fame Board is a group of women who volunteer their services for this wonderful project. Each board member was recruited to give the Women in Poker Hall of Fame a well-rounded approach to the selection criteria, nomination, and induction processes. For more information on present board members, past inductees, and a list of this year’s nominees, visit the website mentioned above.
Debbie Burkhead is a long time poker player, writer, National Sales Director for Poker Player Newspaper and President of Poker Player Cruises. You may contact Debbie at PokerMs@aol.com.