Three times each year (April, July and November) the Wildhorse Resort and Casino near Pendleton, Ore., closes its four-table poker room and fills its bingo hall (and sometimes one of its big meeting rooms) with a sea of poker tables.
Here are the winners of the most recent Poker Roundup (July 16-20): Robert Geier of Nampa, Idaho (Event 1, $7K), Pat Iribarren from Kennewick, Wash., (Event 2, $7K), James Stringer of Kennewick (Event 3, $13K), Taylor Hart of Newberg, Ore., (Event 4, $19K) and Liz Tedder of Newberg, Ore., (Event 5, $4K).
MUCKLESHOOT CASINO: Its summer classic (Sept. 25-28) has four tournaments and $55K added. The events feature three no-limit hold’em tourneys ($300, $500 and $750) and a $300 Omaha/8 tournament.
TULALIP RESORT CASINO: The second largest poker room in the region (20 tables and 36 miles north of Seattle) is starting its series of 11 tournaments with $19K added (Sept. 27-Oct. 5). This one has something for everyone, starting and ending with NLHE, including re-entry (Sept. 28), six-max (Sept. 29), stud (Sept. 29), Seniors (Sept. 30), Ladies (Sept. 30), pot-limit Omaha (Oct. 1), PLO/8 (Oct. 1), HORSE (Oct. 2) and crazy pineapple/8 (Oct. 2). The $550 main event has two Day 1s (Oct. 3-5).
— Jay Zeman is the PNW Ambassador. Email him at email@example.com.