PALA, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Southern California poker players can win a lot of cash in March at Pala Casino Resort and Spa when the Poker Room hosts a variety of guaranteed tournaments. But poker players now receive added value because they can earn Pala Privileges tier points when they play live poker with a Pala Privileges Club membership card. Privileges membership is free.
Each time a poker player utilizes the card, they earn tier points for Privileges Dollars which may be spent just like cash in Pala’s restaurants, the Impulse Gift Shoppe, the Spa Boutique or to purchase concert tickets. Privileges Dollars also are redeemable for hotel rooms, Spa packages and hotel amenities.
More cash also will be available at the Tuesday No Limit Hold’em Pay or Play (Free Entry) tournaments at 7 p.m. each Tuesday; the Sunday $5K Nooner tournaments at Noon each Sunday; and the Thursday Turbos at 7 p.m. each Thursday. And Friday Night Tournaments will return in March at 7 p.m. Players also will win money in March Cash Drawings, the Sunday Early Bird High Hand, the popular and ongoing Chase For the Dough, the continuing Flush Marathon and the After Hours Flush Marathon.
The Tuesday NLH Pay or Play (Free Entry) tournaments will be played at 7 p.m., March 5, 12, 19 and 26. The buy-in will be $25 + $5 with a $750 guaranteed prize pool. Players will start with $3,000 in chips with an optional $5 staff bonus buy for an additional $1,000 in chips. Blinds will be 20 minutes for the first three levels and 15 thereafter. Players have the option of earning a FREE ENTRY with three hours of live play from 12:01 a.m. until 7 p.m. each Tuesday.
The Sunday $5K Nooner events will be played at Noon, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. But registration will remain open until 2 p.m. The buy-in will be $50 + $15 with a $5,000 guarantee. Players will start with $5,000 in chips with an optional $5 staff bonus buy for $2,000 more and a $25 re-buy will be offered during the first four levels for $3,000 additional chips. Blinds will be 30 minutes for four levels and 20 thereafter. Late and re-entries will be allowed for four levels.
The Thursday Turbos will start at 7 p.m., March 7, 14, 21 and 28. The buy-in will be $45 + $10 with $1,200 guaranteed. Players will start with $20,000 in chips with an optional $10 staff bonus buy for $5,000 more. There also will be $10 knockout bounties, which will be included in the prize pool. Blinds will be 12 minutes with late and re-entries to the seventh level.
The Friday Night Tournaments also will be played at 7 p.m., March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. The buy-in will be $35 + $5 with a $2,000 guaranteed prize pool. Players will start with $3,000 in chips and there will be an optional $5 staff bonus buy for and additional $1,000 in starting chips. Blinds will be 15 minutes with late and re-entries for three levels.
Players can start earning entries for the March Cash Drawings on Sunday, Feb. 24. Drawings for $150 will be held every hour from Noon to 8 p.m. each Saturday and players can earn double entries if they play from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.
A Sunday Early Bird High Hand will be held from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. each Sunday, March 3, 10, 17 and 24. Players will win $50 each hour.
The popular Monthly Chase for the Dough will start at Midnight, March 1 with a $10,000 prize pool. Players win by accumulating live-play hours. Forty hours wins $60, 60 hours gets $200 and 80 hours, $400. When players cash out, hours return to zero.
The Flush Marathon will be in play from Noon to Midnight each Monday and Wednesday, except March 27. The first player to receive all four flushes (each suit) will win $350, and the second, $150.
An After Hours Flush Marathon also will be in play from 12:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. each Saturday. The first player to receive three flushes (different suits) will win $150.
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