Big drawings and deep stacks at Capitol

On Saturday, Dec. 17, Christmas came early for 39 lucky poker players at Capitol Casino. The exciting conclusion to the Fall into Winnings promotion awarded a total of almost $30,000 in cash prizes, 24 large-screen HD TVs and a 2012 Ford Focus. It brought hundreds of poker players to Capitol Casino for the opportunity to have their name picked as one of the lucky grand prize winners.

A few dozen individuals played through the night and dozens more showed up early in the morning on Dec. 17 to get into the games. These players were rewarded with a seat during the main drawing (which was standing room only) plus the chance to win one of the $50 prizes awarded every 15 minutes from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Capitol Casino has already started to award poker players raffle tickets for the next drawing. The details of the next drawing will be posted on and will be sure to be as exciting and rewarding as this one was.

The Second Saturday Deep Stack no-limit tournament at Capitol Casino has become a regular monthly stop for many Sacramento poker players. On Saturday, Dec. 10 Capitol Casino hosted another successful one when over 100 of Sacramento’s best tournament players showed up with the intention of taking home some serious cash just before Christmas.

The final tally for this event was 108 players entered and a total prize pool of $21,600. The deep stack structure that Sacramento poker players have come to enjoy led to an eight-and-a-half hour grind ending in a five-way deal with the significant chip leader taking $4,772 and the other four players taking home $3,100 for their efforts.

If you missed out on this great tournament the next $220 Deep Stack will be held Jan. 14, followed by the $550 Deep Stack on Feb. 11. As always, you can go to for all tournament details and schedules.