By Barbara Rogers
Get ready for a Showdown at the Mohegan Sun, in Connecticut! With a half million guaranteed in payouts, the Mohegan Sun Spring Showdown arrives on March 23rd. Expect an extremely well orchestrated event, good structures, and appreciative players because this team (headed up by Josh Zuckerman, Poker Room Manager, and Rebecca Carabino, the popular Tournament Director) works well together. Rebecca was highly anticipating Josh’s arrival to Mohegan Sun Poker Room, and he did not disappoint. Rebecca told me Josh has made her life much easier and considers herself, and the players at Mohegan Sun, lucky to have him. Josh’s arrival even allowed Rebecca to take a welldeserved holiday. When she phoned me from a ski trip in Vermont, Rebecca was pretty excited about the Mohegan Sun’s Spring Showdown. She and Josh have worked hard on this venue, including securing an excellent poker room player rate in the hotel. Sunday through Thursday, an almost unheard of $59 rate prevails. Since the Mohegan Sun hotel enjoys a 97% occupancy on Friday and Saturdays, the rate is $199 a night. And this is the result of negotiations for you. When calling for reservations use the group code Poker 14. Call 860 862 8000 to reach the Mohegan Sun Casino of the Wind in Uncasville, Connecticut.
If you look at this issue’s outside back cover, you will see the entire Spring Showdown schedule running from March 23rd to March 30th. Notice all the guarantees and the generous blind levels. The main event on Saturday with a $1,100 buyin has a $150,000 guarantee with 50 minute levels the 1st day and 60 minute blinds the 2nd day.
Josh and Rebecca, along with their talented team, are running a solid poker room coupled with integrity that has already increased player support. Showing appreciation, in one of his many ways, Josh has a High Hand Jackpot (with a twist) going on the month of February. Beginning at noon, every 3 hours, $300, $600, $900, $1200, and $1500 will be given away. Players must be present and logged in at the table to win and one of the applicable amounts is awarded every 3 hours. In Feb. and March, Mohegan Sun Poker Room will conduct a promotion where eligible poker players may receive a $75 Mohegan Sun Tournament Voucher via an electronic drawling. The Progressive Bad Beat Jackpot in Hold’em is now joined by a 7-Card Stud Bad Beat Jackpot.