If you are going to Las Vegas this summer for poker tournaments, the casinos are making sure you get variety of options to play. The next announcement of tournament series comes from The Golden Nugget – Las Vegas which is hosting the ninth annual Grand Poker Series May 31 to July 3, 2016 hosted in The Grand Event Center with over 90 poker tournaments spread across 34 days ranging in both buy-in amounts and disciplines.
Of the over 90 events on the schedule, 18 are in forms other than Hold’em, including stand alone Omaha 8 or Better, Pot Limit Omaha and Big-O events, along with mixed game formats including Razz, Stud, Stud 8 or Better, Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha 8 or Better, 2-7 Triple Draw and Big-O.
“We have created a series of events that are attractive to both the novice and advanced player,” said Jason Sides, Vice President of Casino Operations. “It offers players affordable buy-ins, great structures and over a million dollars in guaranteed prize money.”
Buy-ins range from $100 to $1,675, and most days feature three events – at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
New additions to the Grand Poker Series include a daily $20K guarantee no-limit Hold’em Event almost every day at 1 p.m. with a $150 buy-in, a $100 buy-in event at 7 p.m. each night, a $100K Guarantee 6 Flight Event on June 10 and 11, a $500K Guarantee $570 buy-in Main Event starting on June 29, and multiple Seniors Events during “Seniors Week,” featuring a $10K buy-in Seniors Super High Roller Event on June 26 presented by poker legend Oklahoma Johnny Hale.
The Golden Nugget has also partnered with Poker Night in America, making the Grand Poker Series an official stop on the Poker Night in America Tour. The Poker Night in America event has a $1675 buy-in with three starting flights on June 3, 4 and 5. The final table will be live streamed via Twitch as well as filmed for the weekly Poker Night in America TV show broadcast on CBS Sports. Poker Night in America will also be filming an invite-only high stakes cash game at The Golden Nugget on the same weekend featuring some of the biggest names in the game.