Turning Stone Casino Greenlights Winter Poker Meltdown Festival

Turning Stone Resort Casino has already greenlighted yet another edition of its Winter Poker Meltdown festival with several days of intense poker action. For the individuals ready for live poker action, the casino resort is here with special events of diverse nature and hefty guaranteed prize pools. The Main Event is about to feature a guaranteed prize pool amounting to US$50,000.

January 2 gave green light to this year’s edition of the Winter Poker Meltdown at the Verona-based casino location. The Thursday action was more than heated, as there were four Turbo Qualifier events that could guarantee players a spot in the culminating event of this poker festival. These events offer them the chance to enter at a more affordable price.

Live Gaming Commenced

The first Turbo Qualifier took place at 1 p.m. on January 2, ringing in the new year with premium poker action. Mandatory buy-in for this event amounts to US$50 + $10 + $5 and each of the participants receives some 10,000 in chips, in order to make it as far as possible in its structure. One in five players received the chance to enter the Main Event at the end of each of those four events.

The other three events took place at 5 p.m., 8 p.m., and 11 p.m. In case there are players that have missed these four opportunities of making it far, January 3 comes with more chances of winning big. Turning Stone Casino’s schedule would feature five more qualifying events of the turbo type. Once again, the rules for entering would be the same, as the entry fee remains unchanged.

The events would commence at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m., as well as 11 p.m. It should be taken into account that the Main Event of this poker festival comes with a buy-in of US$250, and those events are a good deal for players willing to make it to the cash prizes. While they are in progress, Friday would also introduce the first two starting flights of the Main Event.

Busy Weekend Ahead

The guaranteed prize pool of this event would amount to US$50,000 but this amount could easily swell depending on the levels of participation. The US$250 Main Event No-Limit Hold’em Flight A comes with a re-entry option for those looking for a second chance at winning big. The first flight would commence at 11 a.m. whereas the second one is about to start at 5 p.m.

Saturday is also bringing treats with four more Turbo Qualifiers between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. In addition to those, the day would also bring Main Event Flights C and D. Every player entering the event would receive 20,000 in chips and play through 30-minute levels. All survivors of the four flights are about to reunite on January 5 and Day 2. Enthusiasts could also enter as a new player an hour ahead of the official start at 11 a.m.

January 5 is also about to bring two events of the Bounty type preferred by many poker aficionados. The No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo Inc. $2 Bounty one is about to commence at 1 p.m. Its mandatory buy-in amounts to U$125 + $10 + $5 allowing players to battle for the big cash prizes. A similar event with shorter levels is scheduled to commence at 6 p.m. The No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo Inc. $25 Bounty event comes with a buy-in of US$85 + $10 + $5.

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