$800K-plus in guarantees for Maryland Live poker series

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Maryland Live Casino will host the Live Summer Series of Poker, a 21-day series that begins July 7 and has 19 events. There will be more than $800K in guarantees and the main event will have a $2,200 buy-in.

At the end of the Summer Series, Poker Night in America will return to Maryland Live on July 28-29. Poker Night in America filming includes the main-event final table and will be taped for television in its entirety. On July 29, two invitation-only cash-game sessions will be filmed back-to-back, featuring a mix of poker pros and local players.

In other tournament news, usually when we write stories about upcoming events, they mostly take place in the corresponding month of the issue you’re reading. But since we released this issue early this month, we feel comfortable letting you know about the Double Green Chip Bounty event at Maryland Live, which takes place June 25-28. This $150 event has a $100K guarantee and re-entries are allowed for the first two hours. There will be five flights across three Day 1s (June 25, 11 a.m. and 7:15 p.m., June 26 at 11:15 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. and June 27 at 11:15 a.m.) with the leader of each flight receiving $500. Day 2 will be June 28. Call the poker room for more details.

DELAWARE POKER CHAMPIONSHIP: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Del., will host the Delaware Poker Championship on Aug. 30. This will be a $100K guarantee with a $500 buy-in, all part of the championship weekend at Dover Downs with four big tournaments over Labor Day weekend.

Also, on July 12, Dover Downs will run a $25K guarantee. For $199, players receive 15K chips and 30-minute levels. There have been large player fields for these events the past few months with payouts surpassing $30K.

Dover Downs also offers $35 daily tournaments at 11:15 a.m. with guarantees.

Each Friday the 7:15 p.m. $100 tournament is a deepstack event with 15K chips and an optional 5K dealer add-on for $10. For those who have less experience in tournament poker, Dover Downs is offering a Beginners Tournament on Sunday evenings starting at 6:15. The buy-in is a reasonable $25 for 5K chips.

ROCKY GAP: The poker room at Rocky Gap Casino and Resort has daily tournaments Monday-Thursday at 5:15 p.m. The buy-in is $45 for 7K chips and an optional 2K dealer add-on for $5. On the last Saturday of each month beginning at 10:15 a.m., there will be a $180 tournament with 12K chips.

HOLLYWOOD CASINO AT PERRYVILLE: Look for player-appreciation tournaments in this poker room Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m. Affordable tournaments take place most evenings to appeal to all levels of poker players. These tournaments are attracting large fields with sizable payouts for buy-ins such as $35-$45.

— Email Michael Young at anteupmike@gmail.com.