NorCal promotions, events kicking in

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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.

— Email Garrett at roth@anteupmagazine.com.