Although Christmas is most often associated with family gatherings, funny warm sweaters, and ginger-flavored cookies, there will be casinos that will be offering a bit different, more action-packed, alternative for the upcoming holidays. In other words, players who would like to spend post-Christmas days and even New Year’s Eve at a casino’s poker table will absolutely be able to do so. Here are some of the poker tournaments set to take place between December 26 and January 1 and additional information about them.
2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Fun in the Sun Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida will open its doors for players between the holidays for a special five-day festival. It will feature eight No-Limit Hold’em events with buy-in fees varying from $130 to $560.
The festival will kick off on December 26 with a two-day $250 buy-in Big Stack tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. All other events on the schedule will be single-day ones. The Fun in the Sun Poker Open will be running through December 30 and will be closed with a $560 No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack. That tournament, too, will feature a guaranteed $50,000 prize pool.
Aria High Roller 48/49
Aria Resort & Casino has turned into a favorite arena for quality poker clashes both among professionals and enthusiasts. The popular Las Vegas gambling venue will once again summon high roller players from all around the world for two single-day $25,000 tournaments. Over the past several years, Aria’s high roller events have turned into a big hit among players and the time for their 48th and 49th editions has almost come.
Aria High Roller 48 is set to take place on December 28 and the other such event is slated for the very next day.
2016 Christmas Week Tournaments
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware has also organized an exciting poker festival for the upcoming holidays. Its schedule includes four single-day No-Limit Hold’em tournaments. Buy-ins for those vary from $35 to $250. They will feature guaranteed prize pools of up to $30,000. The festival is set to take place from December 29 through January 1.
Aria Super High Roller 14
Aria Resort & Casino has also invited players to celebrate together New Year’s Eve with another high roller tournament. The fourteenth Aria Super High Roller is scheduled to take place over two days – December 30-31, and will certainly offer tons of excitement. Players will have to pay a buy-in fee of $100,000 in order to enter the event.
German Poker Tour
King’s Casino in Rozvadov, the Czech Republic will, too, be among the gambling venues to welcome under its roof players from all around Europe and the world for a major poker festival in the days after Christmas and before New Year’s Eve.
The German Poker Tour is to be hosted by the casino from December 26-30. The festival will distribute more than €300,000 in guaranteed prize money. It will feature seven different events, including No-Limit Hold’em and Omaha ones, as well as satellites.
The €299 Main Event with a guaraanteed prize pool of €200,000 will certainly be the one to enjoy the most attention. It is scheduled for December 26-30 and will feature three starting flights and two more days of play. The tournament will allow players to re-enter it once during the three entry days. Registration will remain open until Day 2.