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WPT returns to Thunder Valley

Thunder Valley Casino Resort hosts the 2016 World Poker Tour Rolling Thunder tournament March 9 to 16. The WPT Main Event final table will be streamed live in Pano Hall on Wednesday, March 16 starting at 12:00 p.m.

Satellites are already running for this eight event tournament series. The $3,500 Main Event March 12 to 16 will feature eight hour days of play during Day 1 and Day 2.

“This year we have really looked to improve player experience during WPT Rolling Thunder,” said Ben Erwin, Thunder Valley Casino Resort poker room director. “The eight hour play is a game changer. This shorter time of play takes into account that we are the third stop after the LAPC at Commerce Casino and the Shooting Star at Bay 101. The shorter day not only allows players to have additional time to rest and relax, but enjoy the amenities of our AAA 4-Diamond property that features a number of dining options, bars, and spa.”

$2K Chip Up

The Chip Up promotion began Monday, Feb. 29 and runs through Wednesday, May 25. Poker Room guests will be randomly selected for their chance to win a share of the $2,000 in prize money each day of the promotion. Up to 50 prizes are available to be awarded every Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. throughout the promotional period. Each winner will reach into the bag and select one chip that will award a prize in the amount of $25 or $100.

On the Clock Four-of-a-Kind Bonus

On the Clock Four of a Kind Bonus will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday beginning March 1 at 12:00 a.m. through May 31 at 11:59 p.m. Poker Room guests can win up to $500 for making a qualifying four-of-a-kind. All four-of-a-kind payout amounts will be increased based on the Bonus Card selected. A Bonus Card will be selected at 12:00 a.m., 4:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. Guests playing Texas Hold’em can win $200 to $500 while guests playing Omaha can win $100 to $150.

Thunder Valley Casino Resort is located just off I-80 in Lincoln at the Highway 65 exit. For more information about the casino and specifics ­regarding upcoming poker tournaments, please visit their website at www.thundervalleyresort.com or call 916-408-7777 ext. 8910.

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