Para takes down Jamul’s $50K near San Diego


Ante Up World Championship at Jamul Casino

David Para won the $50K guarantee Sweetwater Showdown at Jamul Casino’s poker room near San Diego.

Four players chopped with Para, who took home $10,797 as chipleader, getting his name added to the winners wall. This was a $550 event and following Para was Daniel Lujano ($8,849), John Hernandez ($7,685) and Luis Pedro ($7,444). For information on promotions and tournaments, go to

HUSTLER CASINO: Revah Eyal took down the $500K guarantee at the Grand Slam of Poker series near L.A., earning a cool $73,422.

The prize pool grew to $627,178 with 1,551 Day 1 entries at $375 and 57 Day 2 entries at $2,700.
Rounding out the top five Joe Lerman, $63,509; Dastan Myothein, $58,763; Jordan Cristos, $45,800, and Alex Yang, $35,634.

The $100K guarantee went to Garrett Ross for $17,745. This $175 event drew 1,090 players for a $141,916 prize pool. Ross was followed by Eduardo Rodriguez ($17,666), Nika Futterman ($11,930), Man Ly ($6,775) and Braulio Chavez ($5,175).

The next event at the Hustler Casino is the Liz Flynt Fall Poker Classic (Oct. 18-Nov. 3) and will have $650K in guarantees. For more information, go to

PECHANGA CASINO: The Temecula poker room is hosting $75K guarantees‪ Oct. 26 and Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. for $350. There is a three-hour re-entry period.‬

‪As for promotions,‬ players can earn drawing tickets during the early Monday night NFL game for 14 drawings of $100 each. … Grave Hot Seats are every ‪Monday through Friday‬ from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Each hour, one person seated at a live game will be selected to win $50. … Players who play for one hour ‪between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m.‬ receive a free meal.

‪Nov. 1‬-16, players can earn entries for the Holiday Cash Drawings each hour in lives games. Each hour ‪on Nov. 15 from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.‬, one player will be drawn to win $1K. If the winner is not present, two people will be drawn to win $500 each. ‪Nov. 16‬, the $1K-per-hour winning runs goes ‪2-8 p.m.‬

BICYCLE CASINO: The California State Ladies Championship runs ‪Nov. 1-2.‬

Nov. 1 is a warm-up ‪at 7 pm‬ for $130 (10K stack, 20-minute levels), while the $240 main event is the next day at 11 a.m. (20K stack, 5K optional add-on, 30-minute levels). For more information and structures, visit – Kittie Aleman

Chris Cosenza

Chris Cosenza