Thunder Valley plans freeroll for Ante Up world championship

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Thunder Valley Casino Resort in the Sacramento, Calif., metro area town of Lincoln, will award two Ante Up Poker Tour World Championship packages in a freeroll tournament for players who accumulate a minimum of 60 hours of live play between March 1-31. Players will earn double hours between the hours of 2-10 a.m. daily.

Qualifying players will compete in a freeroll with preliminary rounds on April 16 and April 18, finishing up on April 19. First- and second-place finishers will win Ante Up Poker Tour World Championship packages, which include one $1,100 main event entry, all-inclusive resort accommodations for two, travel considerations, cash and a players’ bank at the resort.

Cash prizes of $200-$1,000 will be awarded for players who finish 3rd-30th.

The Ante Up Poker Tour World Championship will be July 28-Aug. 3 at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The series features 14 events with buy-ins starting at $115, culminating with a $1,100 main event, the champion of which will be featured on the cover of the September issue of Ante Up Magazine. Single-table satellites for the main event will be held on site.

Hard Rock Punta Cana is a AAA Four-Diamond resort that features hundreds of split-level luxury hotel rooms, full casino, spa, 12 pools, nightclub, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, mini-golf course, tennis courts, shops, business center, children’s activities and nine all-inclusive restaurants, including the Ipanema Brazilian steakhouse.

Ante Up has negotiated deeply discounted rates of $266 a night for up to two people, which include all food and alcohol, most activities and more, including resort credit good for golf and the spa.

For more information on the event, visit www.anteupmagazine.com/worldch ampionship .

To book a room, contact Jose Estrallaat (809) 731-0099 ext. 4751 or jose.estrella@hardrockcasinopu ntacana.com.

Poker room managers wishing to schedule satellite tournaments or package giveaways should contact Scott Long at (727) 331-4335 or scott@anteupmagazine.com.