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Strip Poker: Vegas the Hotspot for Summer Freerolls

Casinos Are Looking to Attract Cash Games Players By Awarding Free Money for Required Hours Played


Las Vegas is no doubt the hotspot for summer tournaments, as mentioned in a previous story (click here), but the poker rooms have not forgotten about cash game players, either, as many of them are offering up thousands of dollars in freerolls for hours played.

Tomorrow is the kickoff of the qualifying period for Caesars Palace’s $100,000 freeroll, which will give away eight World Series of Poker seats and $20,000 in cash prizes.

Caesars Palace -- (800) 634-6001

  • Qualifying period: May 1-31
  • Hours required: 60     
  • Freeroll prize pool: $100,000
  • Date of freeroll: June 22, 2 p.m.
  • Games offered regularly*: $3-$6 and $6-$12 limit hold’em; $1-$3, $2-$5, and $5-$10 no-limit hold’em

The following casinos both have qualifying periods that began in April, but there is still plenty of time for players to log in enough hours:

South Point -- (702) 797-8073

  • Qualifying period: Now-June 30
  • Hours required: 75
  • Freeroll prize pool: $65,000
  • Date of freeroll: July 13, 2 p.m.
  • Games offered regularly*: $1-$2 and $2-$5 no-limit hold’em; $2-$4 and $4-$8 limit hold’em

Orleans -- (702) 365-7150

  • Qualifying period: Now-June 1
  • Hours required: 80     
  • Freeroll prize pool: $100,000
  • Date of freeroll: June 10-11
  • Games offered regularly*: $1-$2 no-limit hold’em; $2-$4 and $4-$8 limit hold’em; $4-$8 Omaha eight-or-better

Players who don’t want to commit to a ton of hours could cash in on the weekly freerolls at Tuscany.

Tuscany -- (702) 947-5917

  • Qualifying period: Friday at midnight until the following Friday at midnight
  • Hours required: 10 hours (double hours earned between 2-7 p.m.)
  • Freeroll prize pool: Depends on rake (Ave. is $5,000)
  • Date of freeroll: Saturday, 2 p.m.
  • Games offered regularly*: $1-$2 no-limit hold’em; $3-$6 limit hold’em

The Wynn poker room is also going to run a freeroll but has not yet announced the details. It is known that the qualifying period will be one month long and held in June or July. This will be a viable option for players who compete at higher-staked limit hold’em cash games than offered at the previously mentioned casinos. Here are the regular games that run at Wynn.

  • No-limit hold’em: $1-$3, $2-$5, and $5-$10 
  • Limit hold’em: $4-$8, $8-$16, $15-$30, and $30-$60
  • Omaha eight-or-better: $10-$20
  • Mixed: $10-$20 mixed

Check back on for details on the Wynn freeroll.

* All games at any limit are available based on interest.