World Poker Open returns to Gold Strike on July 22

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By Chris Cosenza

The World Poker Open, which used to be a World Poker Tour event, returns to Gold Strike this month in Tunica for its 11th year. The main event is a $5,000 buy-in tournament that starts July 31 and runs three days. Satellites ($230 with $100 rebuys) for this event will run daily at 4, but there will be three satellites on July 30 (noon, $540; 4 p.m., $230 with rebuys; and 8 p.m., $230 with rebuys).

“Gold Strike Casino Resort is very excited to again be hosting the World Poker Open,” said Ken Lambert, MGM Resorts International Mississippi regional director of pokeroperations. “Players will be able to play their favorite game against some of the biggest names in poker and enjoy the experience of our famous southern hospitality.”

This series, which used to run in October, features nine NLHE tournaments, an eight-game-mix event on July 29 ($2,500), a $2,500 pot-limit Omaha event (July 27) and a $230 stud/8 tournament on July 23. Also, Vanessa Rousso will hold a $299 boot camp and autograph session July 30.

For more information call (662) 357-1135.