The value train is going to be leaving the station soon, and you don’t want to be left watching as it rolls away down the tracks without you.
McPhillips Station Casino is a beautiful facility located along the train tracks in Winnipeg, Manitoba — one of two casinos in the city. Later this month, they’ll be hosting the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries PlayNow Poker Championship.
With four events on offer, this poker series estimates there will be more than $600,000 in total prizes awarded. The cost of entry is $300 at the lowest and up to $1,100 for the most expensive, and all four tournaments are no-limit hold’em, with one of them adding a bounty format. Included in your buy-in is a delicious buffet during the scheduled dinner break.
The first event gets under way on April 15 and the series will come to a close on April 18. If you are in town a day or two early, there is also a sit-and-go single-table satellite day on April 14 to help you get in to the two pricier events at a discount.
Sponsored by PlayNow.com — the province’s own licensed and regulated online gambling portal — the poker site has already been running online satellites to the event, awarding 16 seats and travel packages.
PlayNow Poker Championship Schedule
|Wednesday, April 15||Winnipeg Free Press No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament||$600||Reentry|
|10,000 chips||30-minute blinds||Play 21 levels on Day 1||Day 2 on Thursday, April 16|
|Thursday, April 16||92 CITI FM No Limit Texas Hold’em Bounty Tournament||$300||Reentry bounty|
|5,000 chips||20-minute blinds||Play to completion|
|Friday, April 17||Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Poker Championship||$1,100||Reentry|
|15,000 chips||45-minute blinds||Play 15 levels on Day 1||Day 2 on Saturday, April 18|
|Saturday, April 18||PlayNow.com No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament||$400||Reentry|
|8,000 chips||20-minute blinds||Play to completion|
We wouldn't dare miss an event like this and neither should you. PokerNews Canada will be on site to report details to the rest of the country.
You can find more information like how to register, where to book a hotel at a discount, and tournament structure and rules at the event page.