Casino Scene

2013-10-24T19:59:00Z Casino SceneJohn G. Brokopp nwitimes.com
October 24, 2013 7:59 pm  • 

Hopes for a World Series in Chicago this year were snuffed out early in the season by the Cubs and White Sox, but Horseshoe Casino came through in the clutch with a “world series” of its own that makes Hammond the center of attention in professional poker this weekend.

Horseshoe is playing host to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Tour, a 12-day spectacular that began on October 17 and will continue through the weekend, headlined on Monday (Oct. 28) by the $2 million No-Limit Hold’em Main Event Final Table.

The event is attracting thousands of participants from around the globe. The slate of events even includes opportunities for casual local players.

It’s an opportunity for the finest poker players in the world to take their shot at some big money, not to mention winning an automatic berth in the WSOP Circuit National Championship to be held in May of 2014. The winner of that tournament will receive a coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

Even if you’re not a participant, this is every poker fan’s chance to do some “star gazing” at the players they’ve seen on TV, provided of course you’ll be able to recognize some of them behind the hoodies and dark glasses.

Today’s (Thurs. Oct. 24) action includes the Limit Omaha 8 tournament starting at Noon. Friday and Saturday festivities include Noon starts for the No-Limit Hold’Em Main Event Re-Entry tournament with a $2 million guaranteed prize pool.

This is the tenth season of the WSOP Circuit which will include 22 stops in casino markets around the country. The tour began in August at Foxwoods Casino Resort in Connecticut. Tournament stops at Horseshoe’s sister properties in Cincinnati and Southern Indiana preceded the Hammond event.

There are no less than 42 unique events scheduled during the 12-day extravaganza, including tournaments and buy-ins that are attractive to everyone who loves the game of poker. The action starts at Noon each day and extends into the evening hours.

The tournament includes a “12 rings in 12 days” event schedule. The champion of a ring event receives the prize money in addition to an official WSOP gold ring.

For complete information please visit wsop.com, horseshoe.com, or the poker room at Horseshoe Hammond.

BONUS ROUND-UP:

Ameristar: Be on the lookout for the Bonus Point Slots throughout the casino. Select machines are labeled with 2X, 3X, and 4X point multipliers. Available all day, every day, the machines give players the opportunity to bank bonus points and cash on top of the regular Star Awards tier daily multiplier.

Blue Chip: Tomorrow (Fri. Oct. 25) is your last opportunity to get in on the Fall $300,000 Spin to Win promotion. Three winners will be randomly selected every hour 6:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. for a chance to win up to $5,000 on the prize wheel. Participants receive one free entry and one additional entry for every 50 base points earned on their B Connected card.

Four Winds: Be prepared to drive away in style on Saturday, Nov. 2, when a lucky guest will win a 2013 Jaguar XK Coupe in a 9:00 p.m. drawing. You can also win a share of $40,000 in cash with hourly drawings including a $10,000 cash prize at 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. W-Club members will receive one free entry daily through Nov. 2. Earn additional entries by playing slots or table games.

Horseshoe: Ultimate Jackpot 2 will culminate on Saturday, Nov. 2, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with a $600,000 giveaway. Winners will have an opportunity to take 50 free spins on a $25, $100, $500, or even $1,000 slot machine. Total Rewards card members receive one free entry plus one additional entry for every 25 tier credits earned during the promotional period. On Nov. 1 Total Rewards members receive 10X bonus entries.

Majestic Star: Next Sunday (Oct. 27) you can spice up your Halloween festivities with the final weekly installment in the $66,000 Trip or Treat promotion on Majestic Star I. Two winners will be randomly selected every half hour from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for a chance to pick a pumpkin for Promo Cash prizes or a $5,000 vacation package. Earn entries each promotional day beginning at 6:00 a.m. until 6:55 p.m.

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