By Michael Young
Poker in the Mid-Atlantic region is expanding at an outstanding pace. With many new poker rooms, a lot of pressure is placed on existing rooms to remain competitive. The Crown Royal Poker Room at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino has adjusted its tournament schedule and game offerings to remain viable in this highly competitive market.
As part of the competitive effort, Dover Downs will host the Delaware Poker Championship on Aug. 30. Surrounding the DPC IV event over Labor Day weekend (Aug. 29-Sept. 1), there will be a series of tournaments for Player Appreciation weekend for all player levels, with the championship event featuring a $100K guaranteed payout. The main event is Aug. 30 at 11:15 a.m. The buy-in is $500 for 15K chips with a $20 dealer toke option for 10K more. All monies collected for the tournaments will go into the prize pool. There is no house rake, all of the buy-in goes to the prize pool.
As part of the Player Appreciation weekend, there will be tournaments for other playing levels. On Aug. 29 at 11:15 a.m., there will be a $25K guarantee for $200 (10K chips, with a $10 dealer toke option for 5K more).
On Aug. 31 at 11:15 a.m., there will be a $10K guarantee $100 (10K chips, with a $10 dealer toke option for 5K more).
On Sept. 1 at 11:15 a.m., there will be a $3,500 guarantee for $35 (7,500 chips, with a $10 dealer toke option for 2,500 more). For all of these events, there’s no house rake. All buy-ins go to the pool.
For the Delaware Poker Championship, there will be satellites Aug. 25, Aug. 27 and Aug. 28. Each night at 7:15 is a $55 satellite.
One in every 10 participants will win a $500 seat into the DPC main event. This championship is a big thank you to all of the players who have remained loyal to Dover Downs in these competitive times.
Dover Downs also offers great room rates to players for championship weekend ($119 for Aug. 29-30, use code CW2; $179 for Aug 29-31, use code CW3). Bring the family and make it an end-of-summer vacation. There are many great restaurants and plenty of amenities.
In addition to the tournaments, Dover Downs offers a variety of daily events and many cash-game promotions. Daily at 11:15 a.m., there’s a $35 tournament with a guaranteed payout. Few casinos offer a guaranteed payout for daily tournaments. In addition, there are a variety of evening tournaments that include deepstack and bounty events.
For the cash players, many bonuses are offered. There’s a growing bad-beat jackpot, many splash pots, high-hand contests and cash back for playing just 25 hours a week. There’s even a Biggest Loser contest. The highest hand to lose a pot from 9 p.m. to midnight gets $300. The bonuses change, so please see the poker room for details.
The Crown Royal Poker Room at Dover Downs Hotel is offering poker for all skill sets, experience levels and budgets. Visit the room or stay the weekend; you will have a great experience.