Are you ready for some football? It’s my favorite time of year, when the NFL kicks off the season and what better way to spend your Monday nights than watching some football and playing poker?
Tachi Palace in Lemoore has a great MNF promo, splashing pots for every score. A random table is drawn and the next hand receives an additional 10x the points just scored; $70 for a touchdown, $30 for field goals, etc.
You can still find great action in the mid-morning $100 deepstack tourney Friday-Sunday, along with other daily promos, including “Kings Can’t Lose” on Mondays and “Aces Cracked Wins A Rack” on Thursdays. As always, seated players receive free breakfast every day at 9:30 a.m.
Tachi will start running its popular World Series of Poker Main Event satellites in November, continuing on the first Saturday of every month through May. Poker room manager John Stewart said there may be a few changes in the satellites structure from last year’s $225 buy-in, but minimal if any.
To stay updated on the WSOP satellite schedule and to view the Tachi Palace calendar and promos, visit tachipalace.com.
BAY 101 CASINO: Looking for a chance to play in Bay 101’s World Poker Tour Shooting Star Main Event in March? Be sure to play in the cardroom’s daily point qualifying series now until Feb. 2 for a chance to earn a seat to the main event. The WPT series, which is the 17th year for this event, will be March 4-8 in the San Jose casino. Be sure to check bay101.com for the series schedule, which hasn’t been finalized.
CORDOVA CASINO: The Super Bad Beat Jackpot (quad eights) was at $75K at press time. As for tournaments, ask someone in the poker room about Team Cordova, which sends players to the quarterly ParkWest tournament. … The Four-Hour Free Ride states that all morning tournament players who play for an additional four hours will have their buy-in paid for in the tournament the next morning.
FOLSOM LAKE BOWL: The cardroom offers a $1K guarantee with a $30 buy-in on Saturday nights at 8. Check out its Facebook page to see about getting that buy-in reduced, too. As for cash games, every morning from 10-10:30 you’ll get $100 in chips for $70 if you play for two hours. And the progressive bad-beat jackpot (seeded with $6K) requires aces full of queens be beaten by quads.
LIMELIGHT CASINO: Here are the latest promotions for the poker room: If you play cash between 5-9 p.m. you’ll get a complimentary dinner. … If you get quads you can spin the wheel to win $20-$100. … If you sign in before 10 a.m. and play for two hours you’ll get $30 in chips.
LUCKY DERBY CASINO: This month features a few unique tournament offerings, including a heads-up event that has two starting days (Oct. 13 or Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.). Buy-in is $40 and the final eight and finals will be Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. You may re-enter, but call the poker room for details, 916-726-8946. … The room also hosts a three-player team tournament Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. The buy-in is $150 per team and payouts are based on points. Call the room for specifics. … Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. will be a $100 mega deepstack event that starts you with 10K chips and a $5 dealer add-on gets you 5K more. This event allows you to re-enter up to the first break. … Be sure to ask about the $1K guarantee that has a $1 buy-in. It’s held the last Saturday of every month (Oct. 27) at 3 p.m. and has unlimited $25 rebuys during the first four rounds and one optional $25 add-on before the fifth level.
— Chris Cosenza contributed to this report. Leslie Pauls is an Ante UpAmbassador for Northern and Central California and pro poker player.Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.