by Barbara Rogers
Bringing you the best news in Floridian poker—bestbet Jacksonville is a good start. The newest and largest Florida poker room has 70 tables and is bringing on the World Poker Tour with a $500,000 guarantee, March 7-25. This WPT event offers plenty of NLH and a couple of Pot Limit Omaha 8 or better events, one of which has a re-buy and three guarantee events. They are $50 grand, $100 grand, and the main event of $500,000.
Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room open from 10am to 4am daily has the Heartland Poker Tour on their schedule. With a $1,650 buy-in for the main event, the dates for the run are March 21-30. Winner of 13 World Championships, Phil Hellmuth Jr. will be at the Daytona Beach Deep Stacks Charity Classic during the Extravaganza Weekend April 25-27. This is one of his preferred stops during the Extravaganza. Like his style or not, Phil has generously chaired and emceed poker charity events that have now raised over 20.4 million for charity.
Battles At The Beach are now in progress and a guaranteed $1 MILLION is worth fighting over. If you want to get in on the action, head over to Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. This poker room has the highest return for hourly play in South Florida. March 5th-25th are the $1,000,000 guarantees.
Big game on at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Director of Poker Marketing, Ray Stefanelli has this to say: “Providing a $5 Million guarantee prize pool at a reasonable buy-in provides access to more players to a televised championship event. This tournament will not only guarantee the overall prize pool, but will guarantee $1 million payout to first place.”
Chris Loscalso, one of the most knowledgeable guys in poker operations is making sure the players have plenty of guarantees in their poker tournaments at Casino Miami Jai-Alai in Miami. During the month of March, Monday and Thursday nights for a buy-in of only $25 you have a guarantee of $2,000. Tuesday nights bring a guarantee of $4,000 for a $50 buy-in, and Fridays carry a $2,000 guarantee for as little as $25. All have unlimited re-buys through level 4, with an add on available. This creates a lot of fun and bigger pay-outs. Speaking of bigger pay-outs, the Miami Poker Classic with a $50,000 guarantee runs April 15-20.
The Big Easy is making it easy to win High Hand Jackpots. Located inside the Mardi Gras Casino in Hallendale Beach, David Litvin, Director of Poker Operations is bringing on a very aggressive promotion during the month of March. High hand amounts ranging from $100 up to $1,000 in 10 to 15 minute increments continues to keep it lively.
One Eyed Jacks Poker Room in the Sarasota Kennel Club has daily tournaments at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Back by popular demand are Single Table Tournaments, anytime any day. With a 35 table room and High Hand promotions your going to love....don’t even think about going there wearing tank tops, especially if you are a man and or cutoffs. You need sleeves.
So there you have it. I will continue keeping you informed.
Barbara Rogers is a competitive player in many endeavors including pool and poker tournaments. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org