When Black Friday isn’t a bad thing

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Black Friday has a different meaning to poker players than it does to the rest of the world. To non-poker enthusiasts Black Friday is the big shopping day after Thanksgiving, but Delaware casinos are trying to make Black Friday a positive poker term with big events Nov. 25.

The Crown Royal Poker Room at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino will host a $10K guarantee with a $125 buy-in for 7,500 chips at 7 p.m.
Delaware Park will hold a $10,000 guarantee with a $100 buy-in at noon.

Every Sunday during NFL season at 9 a.m. DP hosts a freeroll limited to the first 100 players with 20 winners receiving a seat into that day’s noon event. Registration for the freeroll begins a 6 a.m. Also cash players earn entries for a chance to win tickets to an Eagles or Ravens game. Active players receive entries on the hour from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tournament players receive an entry for each tournament entered, except the 10 p.m. Tickets will be drawn at halftime of the Sunday night game.

• In Southern Maryland, the charity tournaments are going strong. A list can be found at somd.com/calendar/index.cgi.

• The $125 “Hold’em for Hokies” charity event is 10 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department on 400 Center St. South in Vienna, Va. Players start with $10K chips. For more information or to register go to rescue.vt.edu/lmaa/scholarship /poker/index.php

— Michael Young is the Ante Up Ambassador for the Mid-Atlantic area. Email him at anteupmike@gmail.com.