The short update is that our own TI (the one in Red Wing – not Las Vegas) has completed a renovation on their non-smoking gaming area. Already a site with a substantial non-smoking room this looks to be an added benefit for all you non-smokers to head on down there.
More importantly (to us anyway) is the upcoming “Island Poker Tournament”. Treasure Island Resort and Casino will be hosting this on Saturday, February 6 starting at Noon. The format will be No Limit Texas Hold’em with a $1,000 buy-in and $100 entry fee. Check-in will begin one hour prior to the tournament. To register, call their box office at 1-800-222-7077, extension 2297.
The satellite tournaments will also be No Limit Texas Hold’em with a $200 buy-in and a $20 entry fee. These will be held on February 3 and 4 at 6pm and February 5 at 10am and 6pm. Each one will play down to the top twenty percent, those twenty percent (from each day/session) will return on Saturday for the Main Event.
This used to be a WSOP Main Event Tourney – but for whatever reason TI scrapped that idea and has moved into this rendition. If it’s run as it has been in the past each flight (satellite) will be limited to 100 players, with the main tournament consisting of 100 player (the top 20 players from each of the 5 satellites – they usually sell out). Chips counts will “reset” at the main event.
Payouts go to 15 spots – but if you buy in directly you’ll need to finish in the top 11 to make any profit.