The action over the next couple of months in the region starts at the drop of the flag in September.
KANSAS STAR CASINO: The poker room leads things off with a $10K first-place guarantee on Sept. 1. It sports a $350 buy-in with a 100-player capacity plus alternates. Make sure you get there early.
HARD ROCK CASINO: Starting a couple of days later, Hard Rock hosts the next RunGoodGear.com $100K guarantee main event tournament series. Running Sept. 3-7, it once again features workshops, satellites into the main event and a variety of events, including RunGoodGear.com pro bounty and pot-limit Omaha. The $675 buy-in main event again features an entry into the 2015 WSOP $10K main event to the winner.
INDIGO SKY CASINO: Since David Howard came on board as poker room manager, he has worked hard to freshen action and promotions. Among the things accomplished have been improved structures for daily tournaments, developing a football-season promotion ($50 hot season drawings every 30 minutes during Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games) and reviving a tournament series known as the September Fall Classic.
Scheduled for Sept. 19-21 and sporting a $40K guarantee, the classic is a multiflight, deepstacked, $450 buy-in event. It offers the ability to re-enter through the first six levels (three hours) and the ability to enter multiple flights and keep playing the biggest stack on Sunday’s Day 2. The Heartland Poker Tour will be making another stop, this time Dec. 4-14. In addition to the $1,650 main event, players can expect a variety of preliminary events, including PLO. An Ante Up Poker League begins Oct. 1. More details at anteupmagazine.com.
DOWNSTREAM CASINO AND RESORT: The RunGoodGear.com series has a $100K main-event guarantee and runs Oct. 1-5. Special room rates are available during the series. Use code “POKER” or tell them you are there for the RunGoodGear.com series when reserving your room. Rates start at $99 for one night and can be $69 per night for four nights. Rooms will go fast as the inaugural series held here in the spring sold out. The $675 main event features an entry into the 2015 WSOP $10K main event to the winner. Downstream recently hosted the Four States Poker Championships in July, culminating in a $340 main event that drew 151 entries. With football season starting up, the poker room will again be offering $100 hot-seat drawings for every touchdown and field goal on Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games.
CHEROKEE CASINO WEST SILOAM SPRINGS: The annual Blast to the Past tournament series ran Aug. 15-24. Results will be shared in October’s column.
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