NorCal Classic comes to Thunder Valley

The Poker Room at Thunder Valley Casino Resort announced this month that it will be hosting its largest event ever, the NorCal Classic with a $200,000 guarantee. The event will be held Nov. 30 to Dec. 3. They will also feature a $100,000 guaranteed Deep Stack Nov. 23 to 25.

Buy-ins for the series will range from $100 to $1,100 and will kick off Monday, Nov. 19. The series will offer a six handed event, bounty tournaments, Omaha-8-or-better, and HORSE.

“We are offering 14 pre-series Mega Satellites with buy-ins from $65 starting Nov. 9,” said Ben Erwin, Poker Room director at Thunder Valley. “These satellites are designed to ensure that Sacramento is well represented in the $1,100 buy-in NorCal Classic.”

The NorCal Classic is just the latest series in what has been an incredible year for the 21-table Poker Room in Lincoln, Calif.

“This has been an amazing year for poker series events at Thunder Valley Resort. The year started with the Sweet 16 Tournament Series in March, and then the $100,000 guaranteed Players Championship in August,” said Erwin.

Besides the NorCal Classic, the Monday Night Blitz promotion continues through Dec. 17. Each Monday during the NFL Monday Night Football game, guests can win their share of $2,500. At opening, kickoff, and at the end of regulation, four tables will each be randomly selected and guests play for $100 in chips added to the pot. Additionally, at the start of the second quarter, third quarter, fourth quarter, and at 10:00 pm winners will be randomly selected for cash prizes of $100 to $500.

The very popular On the Clock Four of a Kind Bonus also continues this month. Guests can win $200 to $500 for making a lucky four of a kind every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

In addition to the promotions and special events, the Poker Room at Thunder Valley also features regular tournaments every day of the week. Buy-ins range from $40 to $100 for these tournaments. The first Monday of each month features Omaha 8-or-better, with No-Limit Hold’em Turbo offered on the remaining Mondays. Tournaments are offered Monday at 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday at 1:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Thunder Valley Casino Resort 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.