August 27, 2013
Southern California poker players will have more opportunities to win cash in September at Pala Casino Resort and Spa when the Poker Room introduces two new tournaments and promotions while it continues its ongoing, popular promotions.
The new tournaments will include the 10K Deep Stack at noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, with a $125 buy-in and a $10,000 guarantee, along with the End of the Month 15K (up from 10K) Nooner Championship on Sunday, Sept. 29, with registration until 2 p.m. The 15K will have a $120 buy-in and a $15,000 guarantee with two, optional $25 re-buys or add-ons. The winner's name will be engraved on the Pala Signature Cup and the winner's photo will be published in Card Player Magazine.
The new promotions will include the Sunday/Wednesday High Hand Hour, which will be in play from 2-10 p.m. each Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Wednesday, except Sept. 25. On Sundays, winners will receive $100 for first place and $50 for second; on Wednesdays, $100 can be won each hour.
The second new promotion will be the Manic Monday Cash Drawings. Players can win $100 each hour from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Entries will be earned for poker hands ranging from a full house to a royal flush and players can earn double entries while playing from 6-10 a.m.
The ongoing cash promotions for September will include Pala's popular Chase for the Dough, which will be in play from midnight on Sept. 1, until midnight on Sept. 30, with a $10,000 prize pool. Players win by accumulating live-play hours. Forty hours wins $60; 60 hours gets $200 and 80 hours nets $400. When players cash out, hours return to zero.
Trail to Riches will be in play from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Players can win up to $200 each day by receiving specific poker hands before 5 p.m. Players must receive six separate hands to win $50: a pair, two pair, three-of-a-kind, a straight, a red flush and a black flush. After that, if the same player receives a full house, the Trail to Riches bonus is $100. If the player hits four-of-a-kind, the bonus is $200.
The Limit Flush Marathon will be in play from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each Tuesday and Friday for limit Hold'em players ($3, $6 and $9 limit and above) only. The first player to receive all four flushes (each suit) will win $350 and the second wins $150.
The regular Flush Marathon will be in play from 10:30 p.m. each Friday to 10:30 a.m. each Saturday. The first player to receive all four flushes (each suit) will win $350 and the second wins $150.
The September regular tournament schedule is:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
The buy-ins will be $25+$5 with $750 guaranteed. Players will start with $3,000 in chips and there will be a $5 staff bonus buy for $1,000 more. There will be one $10 re-buy for an additional $3,000 in chips. This tournament will not be played on Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Thursday Deep Stack Turbo at 7 p.m.
The buy-in will be $45+$10 with a $1,200 guarantee. Players will start with $20,000 in chips and there will be a $10 staff bonus buy for $5,000 more. There also will be $10 knockout bounties that will be included in the prize pool. Blinds will be 12 minutes with late and re-entries for seven levels.
Friday Night (7 p.m.) and Saturday Morning (10 a.m.) 2K
The buy-in will be $35+$5 on Friday and $40+$5 on Saturday with a $2,000 guarantee. Players will start with $3,000 in chips and there will be a $5 optional staff bonus buy for $1,000 more. Blinds will be 15 minutes with late and re-entries for three levels.
Sunday 5K Nooner (except Sunday, Sept. 29) at noon, but with registration until 2 p.m.
The buy-in will be $50+$15 with a $5,000 guaranteed prize pool. Players will start with $5,000 in chips and there will be an optional $10 staff bonus buy for $2,000 more. There will be one, $25 re-buy offered during the first four levels for $3,000 more chips. Blinds will be 30 minutes until the fifth level, then 20 minutes; there will be late and re-entries for four levels. Those who play live poker from 8 a.m. to noon each Sunday will earn $500 bonus chips for the 5K Nooner for each hour played.
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