Livermore Casino is halfway through their second in-house tournament series, Inside for the Summer, and the anticipation is building over who will earn their way to the Main Event, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 10:00 a.m.
The qualifying period is June 1 through Sept. 30, and during that period the top 10 point earners each month will each receive a seat into the Main Event. The player point system restarts each month, which gives those who didn’t qualify previously a clean slate to try for the next monthly top 10. The 40 finalists will face-off at the Main Event to win their share of the five-figure prize pool—the last event generated a prize pool of $20,000.
Livermore Casino has 11 tournaments weekly, with buy-ins ranging from $45 to $120, all with $1,000 first place guarantees. Note that any special event tournament will supersede regularly scheduled weekly tournaments. Please check their tournament listing in the back pages of this issue (or on their website at LivermoreCasino.net). For more details, contact tournament directors Nick or Danny at 925-447-1702 x205.
Double points can be earned in all of their Sunday 11:00 a.m. tournaments, their $120 buy-in bounty tournament (which is the last evening tournament of the month), and their monthly deep stack tournament (which is on the third Saturday of the month). The buy-in for the Deep Stack is $175, with a start time of 10:00 a.m. (sign-ups start at 9:00 a.m.). It has 20-minute rounds, 15,000 in starting chips, and a $2,000 first place guarantee. July’s deep stack tournament paid over $3,700 for first place.
Livermore Casino’s cash game promotions include three daily High Hand Bonuses, Royal Flush and Aces Cracked, along with Bad Beat Jackpots in Omaha and Hold’em. Live action games include $3/200 spread-limit Hold’em, $4/8 limit Hold’em, $6/12 Omaha Hi-Lo with a $10/20 kill, and Pan. Their Cal Games include EZ Baccarat, Three-Card Poker, Pure 21 Blackjack—all with no collection—and Fortune Pai Gow.
The kitchen at Livermore Casino delivers outstanding fare, including their Friday evening Prime Rib Dinner Special. Don’t forget to visit their Sports Bar, which has Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. All of this in Downtown Livermore—the Tri-Valley’s only Poker destination.