Mississippi promotions, tourneys runneth over

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The next large tournament series is the upcoming Beau Rivage Million Dollar Heater (Jan. 2-14). If you haven’t booked your rooms, I suggest making a reservation. At last count, they were very close to being sold out. Between now and the MDH, you’ll have to rely on daily tournaments and cash games. Never fear, Biloxi has plenty of options for both.

BEAU RIVAGE: For players seeking tournament action between big events, head over to the Beau Rivage. The first Saturday in December is a $20K guarantee at noon. The $330 buy-in plus $10 optional dealer add-on will get you an 8K stack. The structure is slow.

If you miss that tournament, on the third Saturday will be a $15K guarantee. Alternating Saturdays offer up $5K guarantees between the bigger ones. For regularly scheduled events, these are pretty massive guarantees. The fields always impress, people travel from far to compete and I have yet to hear of there being a massive overlay. You can view all of the Beau’s tournament structures and promotions at beaupoker.com.

GOLDEN NUGGET: The Biloxi poker room has a few good promotions. For the remainder of football season, every Monday and Thursday, players will earn a square for every two hours of live hold’em play. Players, upon checkout, will receive their squares and $100 will be awarded each quarter to the player with the winning square. If there’s no winner in any of the first three quarters, the money will roll over to the last-quarter final score. I love promotions like this because you have a chance at winning a nice cash bonus while watching the game and playing poker. You can’t beat that.

Also at the Nugget from 9 a.m. to midnight Sunday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, it runs a Splash the Pot promo. Every table is splashed with a $25 voucher randomly once an hour. A buzzer behind the poker podium will sound, indicating it’s time to splash the pot. Tables receiving a rake reduction will not be eligible. Hold’em games must be running at least 30 minutes after the hour to be eligible. Splash the Pot incentives are great for keeping players in their seats, which keeps the game going.

HOLLYWOOD TUNICA: Last issue we neglected to get promotions information for this beautiful room in time to make deadline so we wanted to be sure to mention what’s going on at Hollywood Tunica this time of year.

The poker room, in addition to its very affordable daily and weekend tournaments (most are $10-$40), has a bad-beat jackpot in hold’em and Omaha that surpassed $50K as of press time. The qualifier is quads and you must be in at least a $3-$6 game.

— Email Jen at jennifergay80@hotmail.com.