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Poker Industry Happenings -- March 1, 2009

Recent Tournament Results and Promotions From Casinos Around the Nation


Get the scoop on the latest promotions and tournament results from casinos near you with's regular Poker Industry Happenings feature.


Ocean's Eleven CasinoOcean’s Eleven Casino

The Rat Pack is Back. On March 15, Ocean’s Eleven Casino will host its annual Rat Pack No-Limit Hold’em Tournament. The buy-in will be $330, with a guaranteed prize pool of $30,000. The tournament begins at 11 a.m.

The casino’s big February tournament on President’s Day garnered a nearly $70,000 prize pool, with Tim Chauser beating out the field of 228 players for $18,640.

The top 10 finishers of the President’s Day tournament:

1.    Tim Chauser -- $18,640
2.    Ablahad Salim -- $9,620
3.    Justin Allport -- $6,880
4.    Phillip “Tommy” Sarver -- $6,180
5.    Logan Vignieri -- $4,820
6.    Fulton Sheen -- $4,120
7.    Bobby Olster -- $3,440
8.    Lloyd Helm -- $2,740
9.    Po Mak -- $2,060
10.  Clint Miller -- $1,380


Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

March Madness has come to Seminole.

Besides the casino’s guarantee of more than $500,000 in giveaways, the poker room has announced the creation of a number of new tournaments and events.

Besides the weekly no-limit hold’em tournaments, the casino has added two new tournaments — a no-limit hold’em tournament on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. for $75 and a Omaha eight-or-better tournament on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for $150.

The bad-beat jackpot is still in effect. Every time someone gets four eights or better, an additional $30,000 is added to the jackpot. Each week, the casino puts in another $10,000. The casino also features high hand bonuses of $120 and a buy-in to a Sunday tournament ($75 value).

On St. Patrick’s Day, high-hand prizes are upped to anywhere between $150 and $500, with a chance to win double your prize if you were so lucky to have been dealt by the designated leprechaun dealer.

Seminole will host a number of higher buy-in tournaments in March, including:

Main Event Poker Tournament, Middleweight Division: March 9, 12 p.m., $350 buy-in
Main Event Poker Tournament, Cruiserweight Division: March 11, 12 p.m., $575 buy-in
Main Event Poker Tournament: March 14-15, 11 a.m., $1,100 buy-in
Big Slick Tournament: March 28, 11 a.m., $1,100 buy-in


Bordertown Casino

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, you can get your pot of gold — or at least a substantial sum of money — if you come out victorious in Bordertown Casino’s Pot O’ Gold $24,000 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Tournament on March 14 at 2 p.m.

For an affordable $115, players will get 6,000 in starting chips (with the option of a $20 add-on for 4,000 more in chips, to benefit the tournament staff). At the start of the tournament, each player will receive an envelope, and 42 of those envelopes will indicate a cash prize bounty. Bounties will range from $10-$100.

The overall tournament prize structure depends on the number of entries. Registration for the event is now open.

Cherokee Casino

Are you ready to become a champion?

Four events will headline the fourth Ozark Poker Championship at Cherokee Casino in West Siloam Springs on March 19-22, concluding with the main event on March 22 at 1 p.m. for $550.

The series will commence with a Jack & Jill no-limit hold’em tournament on March 19 at 7 p.m. for all the poker-playing couples in the area, and will also include two other hold’em events — a $230 buy-in tourney on March 20 at 7 p.m. and a $330 buy-in tourney on March 21 at 12 p.m.

There will be at least five $75 mega-satellites (with $25 rebuys) for the main event on March 21-22.



14 years ago

STOP THE PRESSES! The biggest headline of all is the obvious mistake made by ESPN producers that we saw last night -- they actually televised more than one hand of heads-up in the 2008 WSOP-Europe final table telecast! Did they give up stupidity for lent?


14 years ago

hahaha... BMPEK, your turn to comment...