St. Louis players have many event options



St. Louis is getting ready for six weeks of national tournaments, and while all St. Louis rooms offer daily tournaments to hone your skills or build your bankroll, bigger cash games are being spread, too.

• Hollywood St. Louis runs two tournaments most days. The buy-ins range from $60 to $160, but the bigger events feature double starting chips and longer blinds. Hollywood spreads $20-$40 limit hold’em with half kill on Wednesday and Friday and $5-$10 no-limit hold’em on Tuesday and Thursday.

• Ameristar St. Charles runs one tournament a day. Tuesdays and Saturdays are bounty tournaments. The Wednesday tournament is an all-in-or-fold event. Ameristar runs $2-$5 Big O every Wednesday.

• River City Casino runs tournaments Thursday through Sunday. Thursday has bounty tournaments at noon and7 p.m. Friday and Saturday have the same structure without the bounty. Sunday is a deepstack mystery bounty tournament. The mystery bounty is picked randomly and will carry a triple bounty.

“These tournaments offer more variety and also fulfill a longtime request of our players,” manager Jimmy Gorman said. “The structures are not typical for casino poker rooms; they offer more play than our competitors’ tournaments, which has an appeal to any regular tourney player.”

• Lumiere Place runs daily tournaments Monday-Friday. Friday night is the Three Blind tournament using poker room manager Anthony Chester’s unique structure. Saturday and Sunday has deeper stacks and longer blinds. WSOPC mega satellites run every Saturday night until March 15.

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