Build your bankroll with these promotions



Now that we’re finally immersed in cool weather, it’s time to grind out some holiday bankroll. And what better way to do that than to enjoy some fantastic promotions and local tournaments?

Horseshoe Tunica always has held one of the most loyal followings among locals, but with the closings of every room in the area, except Hollywood, Horseshoe is packed around the clock. I’m writing this at 2 a.m. midweek and the Bravo Live App shows Horseshoe with nine live games. I can’t remember the last time Tunica kept action like that consistently. There’s no better time to head into the cotton fields of north Mississippi.

My favorite promotion is the $1-$2-$5 pot-limit Omaha High Hand Giveaway. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6-10 p.m. (first money awarded at 7), $500 is awarded to the highest hand of the hour. You don’t normally see numbers that big in an hourly giveaway, so this is certain to draw the PLO players, even from the coast.

Every Saturday at noon, Horseshoe offers a $12K guarantee no-limit hold’em tournament for $150, plus one re-entry if needed during the first four levels. This tournament used to be a regular $10K guarantee and it would pack the house. With the larger guarantee and consistently solid structure(12K chips, 30-minute levels), this is going to remain one of the best regularly scheduled events in the state.

Horseshoe updates its promotions almost weekly. Go Poker for the most up-to-date information.

BEAU RIVAGE: A quick peek down South to the Beau Rivage reveals the official schedule for the Million Dollar Heater has been released and is available at I’m happy to see it runs Jan. 2-14, giving us all something to do during the dreary weeks after the holidays. The first weekend is the $500K guarantee ($355 buy-in) that you can count on to shatter attendance records. The $2,650 main event also features a $500K guarantee. There will be plenty of satellites leading up to the main, giving almost everyone an opportunity to win their seat. You can’t go wrong with the MDH. Johnny Grooms and the staff of the Beau Rivage Poker Room put on some of the most player-friendly tournaments anywhere. I suggest booking your rooms through the poker room now. They will sell out.

WSOPC AT IP: Mohammad Moeini, 44, after a three-hour heads-up struggle with Brandon Newsome, captured the IP Biloxi’s World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event. The Gulfport, Miss., resident had to beat 300 players for $106K payday and his first gold ring.

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