Stars has “Stellar” success

With the recent conclusion of their highly popular Stellar $30K Poker Tournament in August, Stars Casino is upping the ante. The next Stellar Tournament will guarantee $40,000. Poker director Mike Sweeney is gearing up for an even more exciting and dynamic format. He expects to draw more players as the competition heats up and the prize pool jumps up another $10,000.

“Players are suddenly realizing that the best tournament in the valley is right here in Tracy! Not only do we offer players more weekly guarantees and qualifiers, but our promotions for live games are the best +EV deals in all of the Central ­Valley,” said Sweeney. “We have a live and action-filled $1/1/2 no-limit Hold’em game that starts at 10:00 a.m. daily and goes until sunrise. We’ll even give you $80 dollars if you buy in for $50. Can’t beat that!”

Starting Sept. 1—and back by popular demand—the daily cash drawings are back. Play in any live game and qualify for a ticket or two. If your name is chosen during one of their five daily drawings and you are present, you win. It’s a progressive giveaway, so if no one hits it the prize keeps getting bigger.

Stars also offers all your favorite Cal Games: Fortune Pai-Gow, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and, of course, Vegas-style Blackjack. They even have ZooBac, where you can win 250-1 on one of the bonus bets. Jackpots are hit regularly so they welcome you to come in and try your luck.

Another exciting development at Stars Casino is the formation of their new management team. After more than a year of searching for the right candidate for the general manager position, a budding executive from the industry has been selected. Ryan Meyers brings 11 years of gaming experience to this three-years-young casino, coupled with an economics degree from UC Berkeley. He is also a keen believer in Stars potential and will have an immediate impact on operations. “Most people want to do their job well. It’s my job to make sure we put the resources and training in them to make sure that they get that opportunity,” Meyers said during one of his interviews with Emmanuel Macalino, an executive from Stars Casino.

Look for thrilling changes to happen at Stars. They want to create the best experience for their players and will not stop until everyone feels like a winner.