Poker promotions are making their way to Ohio

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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.

Visit cardstocurecancer.com for more details.

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