Poker promotions are making their way to Ohio



Now that the dust has settled with establishing casinos in Ohio, the good ol’ player promotions are starting to show up, so here are the high points.

CINCINNATI: The Horseshoe offers daily events, and World Series of Poker Circuit seats are added to every one, with buy-ins starting at $110.

CLEVELAND: Horseshoe’s new poker room manager Karen Kaegin and assistant manager Martin Wendel are bringing many new cash-game promotions, increased comps ($1 per hour) and new tournaments. It has introduced a $2-$5-$10 no-cap game.

COLUMBUS: Hollywood Casino’s tournament schedule has the widest selection of buy-ins, times and play in the state, including Ohio’s first guaranteed prize pools.

TOLEDO: Hollywood Casino offers the state’s largest selection of tournaments for less than $100. There’s a full slate of twice-a-day action for grinders looking to build a bankroll.

CHARITY: A tournament benefiting cancer research and featuring several former Ohio State football and basketball stars will be Aug. 25 at the Blackwell on the Ohio State campus.

The event has a $150 suggested buy-in, with optional high-hand and bounty jackpots available, with a lunch buffet included. Tournament starts at 10:30 a.m. Players get 6K units, and get 1K more by registering before Aug. 24.

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— Dan Harkenrider is Ante Up’s Ohio Ambassador. He hosts the Division of Poker and Chris Moneymaker radio shows. Email him at and follow him on Twitter @DivisionofPoker.

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