After the popularity of the Pot Limit Omaha series we ran in April, we’ve decided to bring it back in May with new prizes. There’s a PLO qualifier every weekday this week, and a PLO High/Low qualifier every weekday next week. Each of these is a bankroll builder with 25,000 chips added, and if you win you’re entered in the finals on May 22. Win that one and you’ll win a shiny new iPad! Look in the Multi Tourney Lobby for “PLO Series Qualifiers.”
After two months of qualifiers, the roster of players for Main Event Mania 2013 is almost complete. Nine lucky Barona Freeplay Online Poker players have already won their trips.
You have one more chance to qualify, though. The Barona Poker Room is giving away one last seat. Starting May 6, you can earn entries by playing in the Poker Room. The last winner will be selected in a random drawing in the Poker Room on May 19 at 9:15pm.
Come join your fellow players, GTO, ASW, SickSlicer, Ka_Roger, vclub619, Pottshead, BigKev, EveryHand and Imreallybad for an exciting poker weekend! Winners get $500 cash to travel to Vegas, a 2-night stay at Green Valley Ranch Resort, a gourmet dinner at Hank’s Steak House and entry into a single-table satellite where the winner plays in poker’s biggest event: the $10,000 Main Event.
We’re conducting our regular monthly Meet the Hosts session this Wednesday from 6-7pm at El Rancho Grande. We always serve drinks and snacks, but just in case food and our presence isn’t enough to get you to come out – this month, if you come to Meet the Hosts, we’ll enter you in a 250,000 chip freeroll this Friday at 8pm. HostSharon, HostDennis and HostDan will all be bounties, so there are both chips and food at stake. See you there!
By popular demand, we’re launching a 2-week Pot Limit Omaha series starting on March 25. The first few events are already in the Multi Tourney Lobby.
The PLO Series consists of 10 tournaments, one each weekday from March 25 through April 5. All tournaments have 1,000 chip buy-ins with 25,000 chips added each day, so in this sense each is like a Bankroll Builder. But there’s an added twist – if you win one of these events, you also win an entry into the PLO Series Final on April 10.
The Final is limited to just the 10 winners of PLO Series events. Everyone wins something, and the first place finisher wins a Kindle Fire HD!
As a warm-up for this series, we’ve been running Sit & Go tournaments to help get everyone more familiar with PLO. PLO Sit & Go tournaments are always available in the Sit & Go lobby, and we even have the occasional Host playing as a bounty.
Satellites for Main Event Mania 2013 start next Monday, February 25!
Main Event Mania is your chance to get into poker’s biggest event for free. We’re giving away ten trips to Las Vegas (9 online, 1 in the Barona Poker Room). Those ten players will be treated to a luxury weekend at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, where they’ll play in a live, single table tournament on Saturday, June 8. All ten will win at least $500, and the top player will win a $10,000 entry into the Main Event at the Rio in July (including travel and hotel).
You have three ways to win:
- Play in a satellite. Satellites run every day, with the top 4 players advancing to the Sunday Semifinals. The top player each Sunday wins a trip.
- Play in the High Roller event. If you have enough chips, you can play in our last satellite on April 28. Entry is 2 million chips.
- Win a trip at the Barona Poker Room. The Poker Room will give away one trip in early May – check here or ask at the Poker Room for details.
Click here for full details about this year’s exciting event!
We regularly review and update the tournament schedule to make sure we’re offering what our players want. The schedule for February is changing a little based mostly on feedback we’ve gotten from you. Here’s a quick summary of the changes:
- The Weekly Major Final is moving to Sunday at 11:00am starting on February 10.
- The Weekly Major Saturday satellite is moving to 7:00pm starting on February 9, and uses the 8 minute round format (formerly a turbo).
- The Humpday Special (Wednesday) tournament is switching to turbo format (5 minute rounds) starting February 6.
- The Sleepy Saturday tournament is now at 8:00am.
- The Sunday Bankroll Builder tournament is now at 7:00pm.
We’re always open to suggestions! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas you have about schedules, new tournaments or any other good ideas you might have.