It’s a new year, and that means new promotions at Casino Arizona’s Talking Stick poker room. The most intriguing one is the Spring Training Divisional Challenge, which begins Jan. 2 and runs until June 30. Players will be given points based on performance in day tournaments (American League) and in night or weekend tournaments (National League). You earn one point for each final table you make.
The top 15 from both divisions will be paid (top spot in each division is $3K and a $1,070 seat into the Arizona State Championship) and they will be invited to a $5K championship on July 8.
• The dates for Casino Arizona’s popular Big Stack series have been announced. The $330 events, which start you with 10K chips (optional $15 staff appreciation add-on nets you 3,500 more chips), will be Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. Signups begin at noon the Monday before any of the events.
• The dates for the 11:15 a.m. $225 Super Bounty events are as follows: Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec.8. You receive 8,500 chips (optional $10 staff appreciation add-on nets you 2,500 more chips) and you earn a $100 bounty for every player you eliminate. Signups begin at noon the Monday before any of the events.
For more info be sure to check out talkingstickresort.com, and for more on this and other Phoenix-area poker rooms be sure to read our Arizona Road Trip feature.
— Christopher Cosenza, firstname.lastname@example.org