Promotions take the spotlight in Central Florida poker

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The Silks Poker Room at Tampa Bay Downs, which was in the middle of another PPC event at press time, has restructured its daily tournaments and promotions. Daily events have extremely affordable buy-ins with guarantees and some daily high-hand promotions only require one card.

See the website and calendars for details and while you’re looking those over, check out the food menu for some of the best food in the area.
Also, the Silks was one of the area’s Restock the Shelves venues on Jan. 19 as Ante Up’s Scott Long and Blue Shark Optics founder Kerry Karoutsos were your hosts for the event.

DERBY LANE: After the successful Ante Up Poker Tour series, the St. Petersburg room has had some great promos, including being the home of the $500-every-15-minutes promotion.

The room also hosted a Restock the Shelves event on Jan. 19, where I was on hand for Ante Up as pro Sam Medina represented Blue Shark Optics.

HARD ROCK: The Tampa room has been making some remarkable changes. Each month, it offers a series with good guarantees, including the Winter Little Slick that ran in January and the Winter Deepstack series this month (Feb. 19-March 1).

Along with these series, the Hard Rock is the home of the “time” promotions. Players are rewarded for putting in time at the tables with gas cards, gift cards and cash.

The poker room also added ambassadors to help promote its product and assist players with communicate with management. Tampa pros Natasha Barbour and John Racener will be ambassadors through 2015.
It’s great to see the poker scene in the Tampa Bay area blossom. Remember all promotions are subject to change and you should check websites for availability.

— Email Andrew at anteupandrew@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @anteupandrew.