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Caesars Palace holding poker madness tournament series

18 March 2011

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Caesars Palace announces the first-ever Hoops and Hold’em Spring Poker Madness Tournament beginning March 16, hosting tournaments in the resort’s popular poker room. Poker players of all skill levels, novice to professional, are invited to join in the daily events scheduled March 16 through March 31, 2011.

“We are excited to present the Hoops and Hold’em Spring Poker Madness Tournament to guests and locals,” said Andy Rich, Director of Poker Operations at Caesars Palace and Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. “This is unique because players can enjoy watching the basketball games on one of our many televisions or large screen, while playing in the poker tournament.”

Hoops and Hold’em Spring Poker Madness Tournament Event #1 kicks off at noon on March 16, 2011 with a $120 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament. The Tournament Buy-ins range from $120 - $550 with cash games occurring around the clock as well. Single table satellites for all events will run daily from 9am to 11pm.

Special events are scheduled throughout the tournament offering many forms of poker including No Limit Hold’em, 6 Handed No Limit Hold’em, H.O.R.S.E., Pot Limit Omaha, Heads Up, and Omaha Hi/Low 8 or Better. A Seniors Event is scheduled for 10am March 24, along with a Ladies Event March 25 at 11am. The $550 buy-in Championship Event is a three day tournament starting Saturday, March 26 at noon.

The Caesars Palace Poker Room features a selection of the most popular poker games including Texas Hold’em, Stud and Omaha. With more than 14,000 square feet, including a 6,000 square foot tournament area and 33 tournament tables, known as one of the largest poker rooms on the Strip. More than 20 large-screen high-definition TVs ornament the walls, along with original Leroy Neiman artwork and Neil Leifer photographs. An extensive menu and dedicated cocktail service allow players to have food and beverage delivered directly to the tables during play.

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