New Year’s Day tourney at Buffalo Thunder for $30



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 

Chris Cosenza

Chris Cosenza