Mothers, fathers & more tourneys

Lucky Derby Casino

The Lucky Derby Casino in Citrus Heights has a slew of special tournaments planned for the coming months.

First up is the Day Before Mother’s Day tournament on Saturday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. Players buy-in for $30 and receive 5,000 in starting chips.

This is followed by a six day event: the Turn $30 into $2,500 No Limit Hold’em Tournament. Beginning Monday, May 14 and running for five “Day 1s” through Saturday, May 19, players can buy-in for $30 ($25 + $5) for a chance to win $2,500. Each Day 1 has a maximum of 70 entries and will play down to 15.

Anyone who doesn’t make it one day can try again the next day, and the next after that to make it to the final 75 players who will resume with their stacks of chips on Sunday, May 20 at noon.

Players start with 4,000 in chips and can pick up an extra 2,000 chips for a $5 staff appreciation fee. Start time on Monday and Wednesday is 6:00 p.m., Thursday is 4:00 p.m., Friday is 1:00 p.m., and Saturday is 3:00 p.m. (no Day 1 for this event on Tuesday).

Then comes the Memorial Day tournament on Monday, May 28 at 3:00 p.m. This event also has a $30 buy-in for 5,000 in starting chips.

Finally, they are having a Who’s Your Daddy Poker Tournament on Saturday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m., also with a $30 buy-in for 5,000 chips.

The Lucky Derby is also looking for the Sacramento area’s best poker team for the Sacramento Best Poker Team Challenge on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. Each team of three players will have a total buy-in of $150, so choose your team wisely!