SIGA Poker Championship Set to Be Biggest Yet
Nealy a quarter of a million dollars is expected to play for in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 6-8, 2017.
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is hosting their SIGA Poker Championship at Dakota Dunes Casino, just outside of Saskatchewan’s largest city.
The two-day tournament features a buy-in of $675, and for the first time now has two Day 1s to allow for an even larger field! The tournament room can seat a maximum of 200 players on each day.
What's more, the event winner will also receive entry to the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event — a ticket worth US$10,000!
2017 SIGA Poker Championship
|Date||Start Time||Buy-in||Starting Stack||Blind Levels|
|Friday, Oct. 6||Day 1a||noon||$600+$75||30,000||30 minutes|
|Saturday, Oct. 7||Day 1b||noon||$600+$75||30,000||30 minutes|
|Sunday, Oct. 8||Day 2||noon||registration closed||30 minutes|
The event allows reentries for any player who has been eliminated within the late registration period, which is the first two hours of Day 1a and Day 1b.
This is the third year that PokerNews Canada will be on hand live reporting the event. Both of the previous years received well over 350 entries with only one starting day available.
In 2015, Mark Burke was the victor, earning $37,026 with the buy-in at $550. Last year, the buy-in increased to the current level and Waylon Gibson was the winner, pocketing $38,136.
Dakota Dunes Casino is one of six properties in the province owned by SIGA. It’s located on a beautiful golf course and near thriving Saskatoon, known as “Paris of the Prairies.”