A $30 New Year’s Day tournament will be at 2 p.m at Buffalo Thunder Casino Resort in New Mexico. Players get 3,500 chips and 15-minute levels with unlimited $20 rebuys for the first hour.
The $330 deepstack is Jan. 11 at 1. Players get 20K chips and 20-minute levels (30 minutes with two tables left). The event is limited to 60 entrants.
The $98 Greatest Hits bounty tournament is Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Players get 7,500 chips and there will be $98 bounties on Chaz Malibu and possibly five others.
The $150 Last Saturday of the Month deepstack is Jan. 25 at 1 (15K chips, 20-minute levels).
The room also offers daily tournaments and players can earn 1K in bonus chips by playing live before the tournament.
ISLETA CASINO: The poker room has daily tournaments ($10-$50) at 2 or 7 p.m. and will host its $1K tournament Jan. 25 at 5 for $100 (15K chips, 20-minute levels). The room is adding $1K to the prize pool. Players can win a seat by winning a $50 satellite Jan. 4, 11 or 18 at 7 p.m. Also, look for football promotions on Sundays and Monday nights.
SANDIA CASINO: The poker room has tournaments throughout the week at 7 p.m. Monday is the $45 Sprint for 4,500 chips; Tuesday is $65 (6,500 chips); Wednesday is Dash for Cash $35 (3,500 chips); Thursday is a $75 bounty (7,500 chips, $25 bounties); Friday is More Bang For Your Buck ($100, 10K chips) and Sunday at noon ($50, 5K chips). The first Saturday of each month is a women’s event ($60, 6K chips).
ROUTE 66 CASINO: Daily $28 tournaments with a $5 add-on run at noon, 3 and 7. The events on Monday, Wednesday and Friday pay bounties. There is a tournament bad-beat jackpot for all events.
Don’t forget about Aces Cracked, which pays $50 for same-color pocket aces losing and $25 for mixed aces. — Joey Ramirez