Announcing Players Championship series

Thunder Valley Casino Resort

In May and June Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s Poker Room officially kicked off summer with its Fun in the Sun Giveaway, where every Wednesday guests had the opportunity to win a share of $3,500 with a top prize of $1,000 each week. On June 27, nine finalists won $1,000 and the Grand Prize winner had their choice between a 2012 Chevrolet Truck valued at approximately $30,000, a 2012 Reinell Boat valued at approximately $35,000, or a cash alternative of $25,000.

This month, Thunder Valley Casino Resort is launching its Thunder Valley Players Championship. The Players Championship series is unlike anything guests at Thunder Valley have experienced before, with guaranteed winnings and low buy-ins rarely seen in Northern California.

The Players Championship series runs July 19 through Aug. 12 and features buy-ins ranging from $75 to $425. The series offers a variety of games, including bounty tournaments, Omaha, H.O.R.S.E and a six handed event, culminating in the $100,000 guaranteed Players Championship.

“The Players Championship is our largest guaranteed tournament to date,” said Ben Erwin, poker room director at Thunder Valley. “The Championship Event offers a $100,000 guarantee, which is a rare find in the area. After the success of the Sweet 16 Tournament Series in March we promised bigger events to come. The Players Championship fulfills that promise.”

The Players Championship series features several events, including a $40,000 guaranteed deep stack on July 21, $60,000 guaranteed deep stack on July 28, $20,000 celebrity event on Aug. 4 and a $10,000 no-limit Hold’em knockout event with $25 bounties July 24, Aug. 2, Aug. 8.

The $100,000 guaranteed Thunder Valley Players Championship runs Aug. 10 through Aug. 12. The Championship Event will have Day 1A on Friday and Day 1B on Saturday. Thunder Valley has reserved 200 seats for each day and will offer entry into the event through level 4.

Satellites are offered for the $40K, $60K and Players Championship tournaments. Visit www.thundervalleyresort. com for more details.

Every day throughout the year, guests can experience great live poker in Thunder Valley’s Poker Room, featuring 21 tables with 210 seats, plasma screens on the walls, and cocktail service. Thunder Valley offers a full spread of Omaha and Texas Hold’em, with a variety of limit and no-limit games, along with daily tournaments and special events.

In addition to the poker room, Thunder Valley offers guests the chance to unwind in any of the 300 luxury hotel rooms, relax with a soothing massage in Thunder Valley Spa, or enjoy big name entertainers each weekend at Thunder Valley’s Outdoor Amphitheatre.

Thunder Valley Casino 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 or call 916-408-7777 ext. 8910.