Peppermill Reno successfully moved back to hosting big-event poker tournaments in the fall of 2013, smashing all guarantees and re-establishing itself as a premier poker tournament destination. It quickly followed up the first success with the 2014 spring Poker NV Challenge that again had poker players crushing guarantees and asking for more events in the future.
Peppermill has answered the call with the Poker NV Fall Challenge held Oct. 17 to 26, featuring 27 tournament events, some having formats offered for the first time.
The $1,100 buy-in main event will feature a total guaranteed prize pool of $100,000. Last fall, however, the main event hit a 250,000 prize pool, so players are looking forward to another great tournament. After the initial buy-in, all re-entries are $1,000–no juice–which adds to the excitement, drives a bigger prize pool and saves you $100 if you bust out but still want to take another stab at it.
One of the new formats is Event 12—the inaugural $330 buy-in Casino Industry Employee Event scheduled for two days, Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 20 and 21.
It will have a $15,000 guaranteed prize pool plus an additional $3,000 for the team competition. Team play is optional, with a $50 additional buy-in for each of the four members of a team. Anyone employed in any gaming establishment in any capacity, not just the casino, is welcome to participate in this event to compete for cash, prizes and perhaps most important, the bragging rights earned by topping your peers.
Jason Somerville participated in last spring’s NV challenge and is excited to return to the Peppermill. He will be hosting Run It Up events Sunday and Tuesday, Oct. 19 and 21. Sommerville is coming off a very successful summer poker campaign and will be playing in this fall’s main event along with another inaugural event—the $550 heads-up tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Additionally, there will be plenty of satellite, Omaha and HORSE events. It is safe to say all poker players will find Peppermill Reno’s Poker NV Fall Challenge both fun and exciting with plenty of action to pique their interest. Go to PeppermillReno.com/poker for the full schedule and structures for all events.