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California card rooms offer Thanksgiving events

24 November 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle: "One way to spice up this holiday weekend is to spend some time gambling at a local card room. From Brooks (Yolo County) down to San Jose, Bay Area gaming halls offer dozens of poker tournaments and other games that will counteract the effects of that sleep-inducing enzyme tryptophan in the family bird.

"Today, the action is exclusively at Bay 101 Casino in San Jose. Though the facility has canceled its regular midnight tournament tonight, it boasts a $60 Spread Limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament at 9:45 a.m., with a $20 re-buy, which enables you to keep playing at a discount after you've lost all your chips.

"…Closer to San Francisco, such card rooms as Lucky Chances in Colma and Artichoke Joe's in San Bruno offer tournaments Sunday. The game at Joe's is the regular 6:45 p.m. event: a No-Limit tournament that costs $49 to play, offers two re-buys and guarantees a $3,000 payout to the winner.

"At Lucky Chances, the tournament starts at 10 a.m. and is a Spread-Limit affair with a $200 buy-in and $25 re-buy…"

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