Derby Lane today officially opened its renovated, <a href="http://www.derbylanepoker.com/">$2.5 million poker room</a>, which had been in a soft launch for the past couple of weeks.
A complete story on the new room will be in Ante Up’s February issue, which hits poker rooms on Jan. 14, but the new room features 56 tables split between live game ansd tournament areas, 50 plasma TVs and several dining options.
To kick off the new room, Derby is offering a bevy of new promotions:
<strong>BAD BEAT FORCEOUT: </strong>Derby has ended its bad beat jackpot, and is "forcing out" the more than $100,000 that remains in it by giving $500 to the highest live game hold’em hand every half hour over the next 10 days.
<strong>DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: </strong>Players getting a diamond straight flush Sunday-Thursday win a share of $2,500.
<strong>MONTE CARLO DAYS:</strong> Every day between 4-7:30 p.m., quads or better win $50-$500, depending on the cards.
Derby also schedules three multi-table tournaments every day (1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 2, 6 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday), and pays the bubble in tournaments with 60 players or more and two bubbles in tournaments with 100 players or more.