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Mohegan Sun to kick off major poker tournament

22 June 2011

UNCASVILLE, Connecticut -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Mohegan Sun Casino is set to kick off the $250,000 Summer Showdown Poker Tournament on Thursday, July 7th in Mohegan Sun's Convention Center. The four-day tournament will feature various poker events with affordable buy-ins as well as a $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em $125,000 Guaranteed Main Event on Saturday, July 9th.

The action starts on Thursday, July 7th at 11:00am with a $440.00 buy-in, No-Limit Hold'em tournament featuring a $50,000 Guarantee. Also on July 7th, a $180.00 Bounty with a $10,000 Guarantee is set to take place at 6:00pm.

On Friday, July 8th, the $300.00 No-Limit Hold'em $25,000 Guarantee will begin at 11:00am followed by a $120.00 No-Limit Hold'em, $10,000 Guarantee tournament at 6:00pm.

The Main Event kicks off on Saturday, July 9th at 11:00am with the $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em, $125,000 Guarantee. A $180.00 Bounty Tournament also takes place on the 9th, beginning at 6:00pm.

The final day of the showdown is Sunday, July 10th and it will feature the biggest Bounty tournament of the week with the $330.00 Bounty "Deep Stack" at 11:00am with a $20,000 Guarantee. The last tournament will start at 3:00pm with a $250.00 buy-in No-Limit 6 Max.

Weekly Satellite Qualifying Tournaments for Mohegan Sun's Summer Showdown Poker Tournament are currently in progress and will run up until the tournament kicks off on July 7th. A second round of Satellites continues on through July 8th for entry in to the Main Event. For a complete schedule of qualifying rounds as well as tournament information, visit mohegansun.com/poker.

Registration will be held in the Poker Room and Convention Center. Registration will close after Level 2. For online registration beginning on July 1st, visit Pokertickets.com.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.

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