In November, Livermore Casino is sending seven tournament players to Harvey’s Resort & Casino in Lake Tahoe for the official WSOP Circuit Ring Event. Players began to qualify for this event between June 1 and Sept. 30 by playing in Livermore Casino’s daily poker tournaments. The seven winners in the Race to Tahoe Playoff Tournament will receive a $1,675 seat to the Main Event along with cash for travel expenses.
Their next qualifying event began Oct. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2017. Tournament players will be qualifying for a $3,500 seat into the WPT Rolling Thunder Event at Thunder Valley Casino Resort on March 11, 2017. At last year’s Rolling Thunder the prize pool was over $1.3 million and five winners from Livermore Casino won seats.
Qualifying for a seat into any of Livermore Casino’s major event playoff tournaments is easy. In their weekly tournaments they have a point system for players who finish in the money at the final table. These points are totaled monthly during the qualifying period, which is typically three to four months.
The top 10 point earners each month receive a seat into the playoff tournament. If a player in the top 10 has already qualified in a previous month, the next highest point earner will receive the seat.
Each month begins a new qualifying period which gives all non-qualified players a chance to be in the monthly top 10. In addition, double points can be earned in their 11:00 a.m. Sunday tournaments, all of their Deep Stack tournaments, and also the last evening tournament of the month—a bounty tournament with a $120 buy-in. Total points earned during the qualifying period determines playoff starting chips.
Because of its popularity, Livermore Casino will continue their Deep Stack tournaments on the third Saturday of the month. The buy-in ranges from $175 to $225, with 20 minute rounds, 15,000 in starting chips, a first place guarantee and double points. Sign-ups begin at 9:00 a.m. with start time at 10:00 a.m.
Livermore Casino has 12 tournaments weekly with buy-ins ranging from $45 to $120, all with $1,000 first place guarantees. Note that any special event tournaments will supersede any regularly scheduled weekly tournaments. Please check their tournament listing in the back of this issue (or on their website at livermorecasino.net). For more details, contact tournament staffers Nick or Danny at 925 447-1702 x205.
Livermore Casino offers live action cash games and daily promotions which include three daily high hand bonuses, royal flush and aces cracked, along with bad beat jackpots in Omaha and Hold’em. They also offer $3/200 spread-limit Hold’em, limit Hold’em, Omaha Hi/Lo and Pan daily. Their Cal Games include EZ Baccarat, Three-Card Poker, Pure 21 Blackjack all with no collection, along with Fortune Pai-Gow. Check out their ad in this issue for new poker player coupons and Blackjack match play coupons.
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 a Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Livermore Casino’s Holiday schedule is as follows: Thanksgiving Day they will be closed and then re-open on Friday, Nov. 25 at 9:00 a.m. On Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24 they will be open. On Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25 they will be closed and re-open on Monday, Dec. 26.