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Bayou Poker Challenge returns to New Orleans

6 December 2010

NEW ORLEANS, Lousiana -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Bayou Poker Challenge is back in the Big Easy!

Harrah's New Orleans is hosting the 2010 Bayou Poker Challenge, which is taking place in the heart of the downtown district adjacent to the French Quarter. The two-week tournament series takes place from December 2-12, 2010.

This marks the fifth year of the Bayou Poker Challenge, which is held annually each December, at Harrah's New Orleans. It is one of the south's largest and most successful poker tournaments, and has awarded in excess of $10 million in prize money since its creation.

This year's schedule includes something for just about every poker player. There are 14 major tournaments, with buy-ins ranging from $150 up to $2,500 for the Main Event Championship. There are also mega- and single-table satellites running for every event.

Most poker tournaments begin at 1 pm daily and are played as two-day events. Most day ones play down to a final table; then, the finale takes place on day two. An added bonus this year: All players who make it to a final table (Events 1-10) have a shot to win a free seat in the Main Event via a freeroll tournament, taking place on December 9th.

There are also five 5 pm tournaments on this year's schedule, as well as nightly 7 pm No-Limit Hold'em tournaments, which cost only $150 to enter.

Cash games are also expected to be busy. The Harrah's New Orleans poker room, with 23 tables, has a reputation for some of the best action in the country. Games run 24/7 and regularly include Limit Hold'em, No-Limit Hold'em, and Pot-Limit Omaha.

Hotel reservations can still be made through the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, which is walking distance to Harrah's New Orleans. Please call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667). To receive the special players rate ($70 per night), please ask for code: WWS

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