Downstream Casino has a lot going on in poker



Downstream Casino has a variety of upcoming events on its calendar. Hot-seat drawings will continue through the NFL playoffs, and during the Super Bowl there will be $400 hot-seat drawings after every touchdown and field goal.

Feb. 14-16 will feature a $200 Poker Manager’s Birthday Bash tournament with $5K in added bounties (call for details). And, a little further ahead, March 5-9 will be the series, which kicks off with a Bernard Lee satellite workshop and a $125 RG Pro Bounty tournament. Various RG pros are confirmed, including Lee, Octo-Niner Rob Saluburu, World Series bracelet-winner Bryan Campanello, WPT Ones to Watch pro Alex Phahurat, multiple WSOPC ring-winner Justin Gardenhire, as well as circuit grinders Clint Tolbert and Michael Sanders. The series will feature a $675 buy-in $100K guarantee three-day main event that includes two Day 1 flights.

Also included in the main-event prize package is a seat in the WSOP $10K main event.

HARD ROCK: The casino in Tulsa hosts the Oklahoma Championship of Poker Series on Feb. 20-March 2. The series, which will have 20 events with buy-ins starting at $100, offers $200K in guarantees. The $1,090 main event has a $50K guarantee and begins Feb. 28. For more info, call (918) 384-6648.

HOLLYWOOD CASINO KANSAS SPEEDWAY: The poker room is offering a qualification process into the Hollywood Poker Open Championship, which will be in June at the M Resort in Las Vegas. As with last year, players will qualify into a May freeroll based upon cash-game hours. Having begun Dec. 15, the top 20 players for each calendar month will qualify through April. Eight players will earn a share of $32K in prizes in the freeroll.

GRAND CASINO: The Grand Championship Poker Tournament returns March 8, sporting a $50K guarantee. Buy-in is $530 for 20K chips. An additional 10K chips can be purchased for $20. There will be $50 mega satellites (with $20 rebuys) on Feb. 22 and March 1.

CHEROKEE CASINO: The seventh annual Reindeer Games series wrapped up its slate of 20 events in mid December at Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs. A field of 107 competed in the $330 main event as Yaya Aamer of Tulsa captured the title and $9,628.

KANSAS STAR CASINO: The poker room has 13 tables and features $3-$6 limit hold’em on Wednesdays. Fridays feature $10-$20 limit and a pot-limit Omaha-PLO/8 mixed game. A new tournament that started Jan. 17 (and runs every two weeks through March) is the $250 “Cash and Dash” cashout tournament. The last remaining player wins the $1K prize pool.

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