Livermore Casino holds Little Hills picnic

Livermore Casino closed their doors on Aug. 6 for a fantastic company picnic at The Ranch at Little Hills in San Ramon. The casino’s dedicated employees and their families were all treated to a special day off by owners Sidney Ahn and John Schireck, and director of 0perations Kristen Salisbury.

Their activity-filled day of team building included a softball game, petting zoo, rock-climbing wall, an amazing BBQ lunch, and much more—including a dunk tank. Ahn was a great sport and eventually made his way into the dunk tank with the help of a few determined employees.

The afternoon concluded with a heartfelt celebration and speech in honor of John Schireck who, after over 50 years in the casino industry, will be retiring to enjoy time with his family and friends in beautiful California.

Recently, Livermore Casino launched their tournament chip bonus, where $5 gets you an extra 1,000 in tournament chips. Their daily tournament schedule was also updated. Note that there is no longer a Tuesday evening tournament, so check their tournament listing in the back pages of this issue (or on their website at for full details.

With 10 weekly tournaments, Livermore Casino claims more tournaments per week than any other Bay Area cardroom. Buy-ins range from $45 to $175, all with $1,000 first place guarantees (minimum 20 players). Note that any special event tournament will supersede regularly scheduled weekly tournaments. For more details, contact their tournament directors at 925-447-1702 x205.

Double points can be earned in all their Sunday 11 a.m. tournaments, the $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). Buy-in for the deep stack is $175 with a start time of 10 a.m. (sign-ups at 9 a.m.). It has 20-minute rounds, 15,000 in starting chips, and a $2,000 first place guarantee (minimum 20 players).

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. At the time of this writing, the Mega Jackpot is over $50,000 and increasing daily. Live action games include $3/200 spread-limit Hold’em, $4/8 limit Hold’em, $6/12 Omaha High-Low with a $10/20 kill, and Pan. Their Cal Games include EZ Baccarat, Three-Card Poker, and Pure 21 Blackjack—all with no player collection.

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 to 7 p.m. All of this in Downtown Livermore—the Tri-Valley’s only Poker destination.