Milestones for poker rooms at Hideaway, Lil’s



By Jay Zeman

The Hideaway Restaurant and Casino in August celebrated its sixth anniversary under current ownership with a two-day $100 invitational for 40 of its cash players and another 50 of its daily tournament players with a guaranteed prize pool of $10K. Congratulations to Soeni Lamb from Everett, Wash., who won the event for $3K.
The Hideaway is a poker-only, seven-table cardroom just north of Seattle in Shoreline, Wash. It hosts two tournaments daily, $2-$20 spread-limit hold’em and $3-$6 Omaha/8, plus there’s Pan, $6-$12 Omaha, $6-$12 C.O.R.S.E., $6-$12 stud/8 and $3-$100 spread-limit hold’em one or two days a week.

Speaking of anniversaries, Diamond Lil’s celebrated its 38th anniversary as a cardroom with tournaments Aug. 14, 16 and 18. Congratulations to the winners, David Rush from Renton, Wash. ($2K), Lawrence Hughes from Seattle ($2K) and Mathew Weber from Tacoma ($5K).

Diamond Lil’s is a poker-only, 11-table cardroom 14 miles south of Seattle in Renton, Wash. It routinely spreads $4-$8, $8-$16 and $20-$40 limit hold’em.

ENCORE: The Encore Club in Portland is the largest of the Oregon “private” poker rooms with 15 tables, hosting tournaments at noon, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m. daily with a variety of buy-ins. In the evenings, cash games are organized as timed tournaments. You play for nearly two hours and then cash in your chips, perhaps to play another session.

To conform to Oregon regulations, there is no rake for cash games or house fees on tournaments. Instead there’s a daily $10 fee to visit the club.

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