Monday, January 31, 2005

WSOP Satellite in Hickory

There is a business owner in Hickory who is holding a $100 buy-in satellite. Sorry, but I don't have the guy's name or number yet. The winner gets an all-expense paid trip to Vegas for the WSOP 2005. A friend talked with him at length on Saturday (1/29) and he’s answered many questions to satisfy the curiosity about its legality. Now supposedly the way he’s getting around the legal aspect is that your $100 buys you a ticket to the buffet that he puts on each night.

His setup is a 10 night event; every Monday and Friday for the next 5 weeks (starts tonight, 1/31). He will have up to 100 players each night. The 1st place winner for each night will come back sometime around March 11 and play in a 10 seat final table. The winner of the final table gets the big prize. 2nd through 10th form the final table will come back the next night for a cash tournament. (he said between 5k and 7500).

If anyone has more information that they would like to post here, please leave a comment. Once the game has finished, I'd love to know the results as well.

Here is the ad text, complete with misspellings:
2005 Poker of ChampionsGrand PrizeEntry into the World Series of Poker. Held in Los Vegas, Nevada at the Rio Hotel & Casino. Air Fair & Accommodations included.Starting Mond. Jan 31st @ 8:00pm Hickory, NC10 nights of pokerWinners from each night will go to the final table.Reserve your seat for the buffet & you will have a pre-registered seat for the tournament.Call 704 860 9523 for details, directions & pre-registration.

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