Plan your 2014 Reno poker trip now

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Here’s a chance for you to plan your 2014 Reno poker trip, and more events will be added by local poker rooms, but here is what’s scheduled.

ATLANTIS CASINO: Two series are set to come through this year (March 20-30, with web broadcasting of its final table and the WPT visits Sept. 11-21). You can also find info on other weekly tournaments and reward promos at atlantiscasino.com.

GRAND SIERRA RESORT: The GSR has four large events to look forward to this year.

The popular Pot of Gold series will return and offer a great variety of games for all players, including mixed tournaments starting daily at 4 p.m. These mixed tournaments will consist of PLO, Omaha/8, stud and HORSE. Each POG series will run 10 days, offering two no-limit hold’em tournaments each day, along with a 4 p.m. mixed event. The dates for the series are May 8-18, July 24-Aug. 3, Oct. 11-21 and Dec. 4-14. The GSR also has increased the comp rate on live play to $2 per hour. Visit grandsierraresort.com for more information.

PEPPERMILL CASINO: The Nevada State Ladies Championship is set to be the first large event offered by the Peppermill this year. LIPS will co-host the tournament Feb. 28- March 2. Mike Nelson, the new poker room manager, expects to add a few more large events throughout the year and is excited about the two daily tournaments offered. You can find details about the daily events at peppermillcasino.com. The Peppermill is one of the area’s top places to find great cash action and offers the biggest stakes in the region.

EL DORADO: The El Dorado doesn’t have any large tours scheduled, but it offers some of the best weekly tournaments in Reno. Anyone who cashes in weekly events (10 per week) are invited to play in the monthly freeroll on the first Friday of the month.

Here’s a tip: Follow the dates of the bowling series in Reno and plan a trip here at the same time.

The cash action is lucrative at all of the poker rooms, but the El Dorado benefits greatly by being the only poker room in the downtown area, and the tourists during the bowling season are a dream for any solid poker player. Go to eldoradoreno.com for more details.

HARVEYS LAKE TAHOE: The dates of the annual WSOPC haven’t been set, but it’s expected to be held at the same time as 2013, which began in late October.

This series continues to bring in the largest numbers of any event in the Reno-Tahoe area and it is a must for any legit poker player. Not only do the tournaments crush the guarantees, but you can expect to find some serious cash games 24 hours a day, all while visiting one of the most beautiful places in not only the country, but the world. Harveys also offers weekly tournaments, which can be found at harveystahoe.com.

— Email Leslie at anteupcali@gmail.com.