NorCal promotions, events kicking in



With football season kicking off and playoff baseball sliding home, poker players can feel the competitiveness spirit in the air. Northern California delivers once again, giving players a variety of options of tournaments and cash games throughout the region. If you’re itching for a big score or just want to watch sports and play some live action, here are a few options you may want to consider this month.

BAY 101: The San Jose room will be giving a $275 Shooting Star voucher (starting Oct. 15) to players winning $1K or more in daily tournaments. These vouchers can be used to play in satellites starting in February.

CACHE CREEK CASINO RESORT: In Brooks, the room has its Pigskin High Hand during Sunday and Monday night football games, plus $100 every quarter goes to the winning high hand with players needing aces full of 10s to qualify.

CLUB ONE CASINO: The Heartland Poker Tour visits the Fresno room with the highlight being the $300K guaranteed main event. The $1,650 event will have three Day 1s between Oct. 3-4. There are also a few preliminary events.

JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO RESORT: Football Monday Giveaway runs the rest of the year as players can earn $500 during the game and an entry into the $4K freeroll on Jan. 31. The Jackson room also is giving away cash before, during and after the Thursday night games. These promotions run until Dec. 22.

THUNDER VALLEY CASINO RESORT: Monday Night Blitz runs until Dec. 22 in Lincoln. There will be $80K in cash and prizes given away throughout the season. Also, the Western Senior Series returns Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. This $250 event is for players 50 and older and has a points leaderboard.

TURLOCK POKER ROOM: The 10-year anniversary series runs Oct. 3-12 with 10 events. Turlock has a wide variety of events kicking the series off with a $250 Mexican Poker event with a $10K guarantee. There’s also an Omaha/8, bounty, no-limit hold’em and an all-in-or-fold event. The $1,100 main event has two starting days (Oct. 10-11 at 11 a.m.). The final day will be Oct. 12. Finally, the player who accumulates the most preliminary points will receive $14K worth of future tournament entries, a trophy and a championship banner inside the poker room.

WIN-RIVER RESORT & CASINO: Football Fever runs Sundays and Thursdays from 10-10 p.m. A winner will be selected every hour to spin a prize wheel. Win-River, in Redding, has other promotions, such as progressive quads and progressive straight flushes. The $50K River’s Classic is Nov. 15-16.

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