Station Casinos Announces $300,000 Texas Hold’em Tournament

Alright, poker players. It’s time to put your skills (and poker face) to the test. Station Casinos is bringing you one of the biggest poker tournaments of the year, and we want you to be a part of it.

What you need to know about the $300,000 Texas Hold’em Tournament:

To qualify and earn your seat, you must play a minimum of 120 hours of live poker during January 1st and March 31st in the following poker rooms: Boulder Station, Palace Station, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Casino and Santa Fe Station. The more hours you play, the more starting tournament chips you’ll receive. Just by qualifying, you’ll receive at least $120. First place gets $50,000!

The tournament will be held April 12th – 14th at Red Rock Casino.

Prize Breakdown of the $300,000 Texas Hold’em Tournament:

First place – $50,000
Second place – $20,000
Third place – $12,500
Fourth place – $8,000
Fifth place – $7,000
Sixth place – $6,000
Seventh place – $5,000
Eighth place – $4,000
Ninth place – $3,000
Tenth place – $2,000
11th through 30th – $1,500
31st through 40th – $900
41st through 50th – $700
51st through 60th – $500
61st through 150th – $250
All other qualifying entrants will receive $120

Official Rules:
  1. The qualification period for this tournament will be Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 12:00:00 a.m. through Sunday, March 31st, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. The tournament will be held on April 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2019 at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa. The actual time of the tournament will be posted in each Poker Room after the qualifying period ends.
  2. The following Poker Rooms will participate during the qualifying period: Palace Station Hotel and Casino, Boulder Station Hotel and Casino, Santa Fe Hotel and Casino, Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa and Casino and Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa.
  3. All prizes, tournament labor, and advertising costs will be paid from the Jumbo Hold’em Jackpot Fund.
  4. The total payout in the tournament will be determined by the number of qualifying players. The advertised value of $300,000 is based on 1,058 players participating in the tournament. The prizes are fixed and will not be adjusted. If there are less than 1,058 players, the payout will be less that $300,000. If there are more than 1,058 players, the payout will be greater than $300,000. Should the rake collected not be sufficient to cover the payouts, the difference will be provided by the participating Station Casinos Poker Rooms. All amounts collected will be distributed to players either through the tournament or other promotions.
  5. All live Poker players will be eligible to qualify for the Tournament. Ever player will be tracked through the Genesis System at all of the Station Casinos Poker Rooms. It is the Players’ responsibility to ensure that they swiped their Boarding Pass to get credit for their playing time. Only Players using a Boarding Pass will be tracked.
  6. To qualify in this tournament, a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) hours of live poker play must be logged during the qualifying period by each player. Ever player that qualifies will receive 5,000 in non-negotiable tournament chips for the tournament. Players who play between one hundred sixty (160) and two hundred forty (240) hours during the qualifying period will receive an additional 10,000 in starting non-negotiable tournament chips. The maximum starting stack, prior to paid add-on is 15,000 in non-negotiable tournament chips. Prior to the start of the tournament, every qualified player will have a one-time option to purchase a $20.00 add-on for an additional 5,000 in non-negotiable tournament chips. One hundred (100) percent of the money collected from the option $20.00 add-on will go to the tournament staff appreciation fund. Qualifying time begins when a player is dealt in at the poker table and will end when he or she misses the first blind. Qualifying time may be logged at any combination of Station Casinos Poker Rooms. Station Casinos may offer periods of time where the time played counts as double for qualifying tournament hours.
  7. It is the responsibility of the players to ensure that their Boarding Pass card is properly logged in and logged out by the Poker Room Shift Supervisor or Dealer. Boarding Pass cards must remain on the table while in play. Removing Board Pass cards from the Poker Room or lobbying for additional time will result in a time reduction or disqualification by Management. Time is not transferable to another player. Logging time in another players name will result in a time reduction or disqualification by Management for both players.
  8. Management will assign players seating positions and tables. As the tournament progresses and seats open up as players lose all their tournament chips, tables will be consolidated at the direction of Management. The process will continue until one (1) player ends up with all of the tournament chips and that player will be the tournament winner. Management will record the other players’ order of elimination to determine the other winners.
  9. At the conclusion of each qualifying session, Management will count and note the amount of chips the advancing players have. All players qualifying for the final day of the play will begin that day with the same amount of chips they qualified for the final day with. Starting chip values will not reset to initial amounts.
  10. The game must continue until there are 10 players or less.
  11. Poker Room rules and its general poker tournament rules will prevail at all times.
  12. Participants must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older and present proper identification to be eligible for the promotion.
  13. Participation in this promotion constitutes entrant’s agreement to abide by the rules of this promotion. By participating in the promotion, winners hereby give their permission to Station Casinos LLC, and any of its affiliated companies to use their names, likeness, etc., for promotional purposes without additional notice or compensation.
  14. Any and all applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.
  15. It is a requirement that all players collecting money from the Poker Plus Tournament show a valid photo identification, Boarding Pass Card and provide Management with a social security number in order to collect their winnings. Winning players who refuse to proved a social security number to Management may be subject to backup withholding in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code.
  16. Management will resolve any dispute or situation not covered by these rules and that decision shall be final and binding on all participants in the promotion.
  17. Management reserves the right to exclude any individual from this promotion in its sole discretion.
  18. These rules or this promotion may be modified or canceled by Management at any time in its sole discretion.
  19. Players must be in their assigned seats at tournament start time or are subject to be picked up.
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