The next few months of poker in North Florida are loaded with guaranteed prize pools.
To know the history of NASCAR is to know the history of Daytona Beach. To say the sport has had an effect on the community would be an understatement. The ties between Daytona Beach Kennel Club and America’s favorite motorsport run just as deep. At one time, DBKC was adjacent to Daytona International Speedway’s parking lot.
To show its appreciation for the biggest event in NASCAR, the poker room will host The Great American Poker Tournament on Feb. 15. This special $275 event features a 15K starting stack and but there will be $75 satellites every Friday at 3 p.m. that give seats to the top 20 percent of the field. The event also will come with a $25K guarantee.
The tournament is the week of the Daytona 500, so be sure to include DBKC in your plans for the race festivities.
BESTBET: Hot on the heels of two big series, bestbet Jacksonville welcomes WPT DeepStacks on March 7-16. This tour is a fine way for midlevel players to break into the pro lifestyle. This event will have a $1,100 entry with a $200K guarantee. The inaugural DeepStacks main event will be the first in Jacksonville history to feature a live steam of featured tables daily as well as a stream of the final table.
Not to be forgotten, bestbet Orange Park will host a $150 multiday tournament in mid February with six starting days and a $30K guarantee prize pool. Call the poker room for specific dates as details were being finalized at press time.
EBRO: Keith Moore and Jared Walker have been appointed directors of poker. In a future issue Ante Up will profile this dynamic duo at the Emerald Coast’s premier poker room.
GRETNA: The poker room is offering a variety of high-hand options with daily events such as its double full hour and bulls-eye high hands with a variety of payouts ranging from any quads to a royal flush.
CHARITY: On Feb. 21, the FSU Poker Club at Florida State will host a charity tournament to raise money for the FSU Food Pantry. Sign up begins at 3 p.m. and the tournament starts at 3:30. The event will have a bounty twist as each player will have raffle tickets. When you eliminate someone, you get their ticket. At the end of the event there will be a raffle for prizes.
Creek Entertainment Gretna is one of the sponsors for this tournament and will donate five tournament chips to be given away as prizes.
The Poker Club at FSU is looking to make this an annual tournament or possibly every semester if possible so the more successful this one is the likelihood more will be held.
All donations will go to the FSU Food Pantry.
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