Turning Stone Casino is hosting the American slot gacor Championship July 12-14, 2004. Turning Stone Casino is an Indian casino located in Central New York with a 22 table poker room. The American Poker Championship is a three day no limit Texas Hold’em poker tournament with a $10,000 buy-in. The Turning Stone Casino is also host to the annual Empire State Poker Series.
The American Poker Championship begins at noon, Monday, July 12, and will be limited to a field of 108 players. That field will be narrowed to 36 poker players for day two of the poker tournament and then six players for the final table on day three. The final six players will be competing for $1 Million in prize money.
Fox Sports Net will televise the final table of the American Poker Championship live (well, almost) from the Turning Stone Casino. The poker tournament will broadcast with a five minute delay to hinder cheating. The final tournament table will be televised Wednesday, July 14, beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern, and is anticipated to last four hours. The show is being billed as the first live telecast of a poker tournament final on television.
What makes this a particularly interesting poker tournament, is that many of the top poker pros will be competing in a relatively small field, so there is a good chance of seeing some of them at the final table. Eight of the top 20 players will be in the poker tournament including Daniel Negreanu, Barry Goldstein, Hasan Habib, Howard Lederer, John Junada, Antonio Estandiari, Ted Forrest and Jon Phan. Also playing will be Phil Ivey and Chris Moneymaker.
Many of these poker players were at the World Series of Poker this year and you can read their stories at 2004 Poker Series World. Hasan Habib also finished second at this year’s World Poker Tour Championship. Of course, a good percentage of the poker tournaments this year have been won by amateurs getting their training at online poker rooms so don’t be surprised if that trend continues at the Turning Stone Casino American Poker Championship.
Orleans Open Poker Tournament at Orleans Hotel Casino Las Vegas
The Orleans Open Poker Tournament at Orleans Hotel Casino in Las Vegas is an annual poker tournament held in July. The Orleans Hotel Casino is located just off the Vegas Strip and boasts a 23 table poker room. The 2004 Orleans Open Poker Tournament will take place from July 10 through July 25.
The Orleans Open consists of 17 individual poker tournaments. The final three days host Championship tournaments with an Omaha Hi-Lo Championship on July 23, a limit Texas Hold’em Championship on July 24, and a no limit Texas Hold’em Championship on July 25.
Orleans Open poker games include Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and Seven Card Stud poker with a variety of Hi-Lo games. Buy-ins are very reasonable ranging from $125 to $1,060. Orleans Casino will also hold second chance tournaments every evening at 7 p.m. with a $125 buy-in and one $100 rebuy.