NorCal Classic returns for 2016

Returning to Thunder Valley Casino Resort for the fifth consecutive year is the NorCal Classic. The series runs from Nov. 22 to 27 and offers six events, with over $250,000 in guaranteed payouts.

The event was first held back in 2012 as the first $1K tournament at Thunder Valley and had over 340 entries. This year’s event will have a buy-in of $555 and offer a $200,000 guarantee, with 25,000 chips and two Day 1 flights. Satellites will be offered daily beginning Friday, Nov. 18 for $70.

“With satellites starting at $70, the NorCal Classic gives the entire poker public a chance to play for a tour title,” said Ben Erwin, Poker Director at Thunder Valley. “We have always been dedicated to offering a variety of price points for Main Events and the $555 buy-in is a testament to that commitment.”

Stuff the Stocking Giveaway

This holiday season Thunder Valley will be offering the Stuff the Stocking Giveaway every Tuesday and Thursday beginning Nov. 29 and running through Dec. 21. The afternoon sessions will be hosted from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and an evening session from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Poker Room guests will be randomly selected for their chance to win a share of over $5,000 in cash and prizes each day of the promotion.

The Grand Finale will be held on Thursday, Dec. 22. Two names will be selected each hour to participate in the Grand Finale Stuff the Stocking Draw.

Thunder Valley Casino Resort is located just off I-80 in Lincoln at the Highway 65 exit. For more about the casino and upcoming poker tournaments, please visit their website at www.thundervalley or call 916-408-7777 ext. 8910.