By Kay Fitzpatrick
The Foxwoods Poker Classic kicks off March 17 with a $600 deepstack tournament, the first of 21 events that include $400 stud, $400 H.O.S.E. and a ladies-only tournament. The Classic runs through March 31. See foxwoods.com/FPC.aspx for more information.
• The River Room in Milford, N.H., on the last Saturday of each month, hosts a $100 event that includes a 40K stack, 30-minute blinds and a free dinner buffet.
• The New Hampshire Legislature again postponed a vote to allow casinos even though adjoining states Massachusetts and Maine have approved casino gambling. Maine expects slots and table games to start up in March at the Hollywood Casino Bangor, and to open another casino in Oxford in June. (Note: The Oxford casino will not spread poker but will have 12 live casino game tables.) New Hampshire already allows charitable gaming, including live poker, but no slot machines. Meanwhile, unregulated slots play has been sprouting up around the state at Internet cafes that offer sweepstakes machines with cash prizes.