WSOP Satellite Challenge at Thunder Valley

Thunder Valley Casino Resort hosts the World Series of Poker (WSOP) this year with a Live Play Promotional Satellite on Tuesday, May 17 through Friday, May 20 and a Buy-in Satellite on Saturday, May 21. A total of five $10,000 Main Event entries will be awarded.

Beginning Friday, April 1 through Monday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. guests may earn entry into each WSOP Main Even Satellite based on live poker hours played at any eligible jackpot. Guests may view their hours earned by using the Bravo kiosks located at the entrance of the Poker Room.

The WSOP Live Play Promotional Satellite features 100 hours of live poker play and is required to participate in the promotional WSOP Satellite May 17 to 20. The players that finish in the top 40 will be awarded $36,650. Prizes include two $10,000 Main Event entries with $1,500 in cash awarded to the top two finishers.

The $460 Buy-In Satellite will be held on Saturday, May 21. Three $10,000 Main Event entries with $500 in cash are guaranteed. Every 25 entries generate a WSOP Main Event entry with $500 in cash.

“We are thrilled to be an official WSOP Satellite location for the sixth consecutive year,” said Ben Irwin, Thunder Valley Casino Resort Poker Room Director. “We will be sending at least five players to participate in the most prestigious poker tournament on the planet and for the first time ever the Buy-In Satellite guarantees three $10,000 Main Event entries!”

Summer Concert Series

Thunder Valley’s Summer Concert Series runs from June through September in its 5,000-seat outdoor amphitheater with state-of-the-art sound and lighting, and two large video screens flanking the main stage. At the Summer Concert Series, guests can enjoy unforgettable evenings of music, comedy and more outdoors under the stars. This year artists such as The Beach Boys (Saturday, June 18), Kenny Rogers (Friday, June 24), Diana Ross (Saturday, July 9), Jim Gaffigan (Friday, August 5) and many more join the main stage.

For more information on Thunder Valley’s entertainment acts and this year’s Summer Concert Series, visit www. or visit Thunder Valley’s Box Office, open daily between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 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.