Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Vegas Poker Football Promos (Oct. Ante Up Column)

Note this has been updated 10/7, see below:

It's football time and my new column for Ante Up is out and has my compilation of all the Vegas poker rooms football promos (and other stuff).  This column lists most of them, there were a few rooms that didn't get me their info by the deadline. The link for it on the Ante Up website is here.   Remember, my contribution is embedded in the entire West Coast report.  So below is just my Vegas report.  The magazine should be in your local poker room by now.


Football is here; let’s check out some great promos the Las Vegas rooms have to offer while you’re enjoying the action.
SOUTH POINT: The Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games, as well as the Sunday afternoon game, have football squares. Aces full is the qualifying hand.The first three quarters are worth $50 and the final score pays $100. There will be random cash drawings during the Thursday night game and a selected Sunday game.After each score, the winner receives $50 for a field goal, $100 for a touchdown and $200 for a safety. For all evening games, two team banners will be awarded, one to the highest hand during the game, the other in a random seat drawing.
Also, qualifying has begun for the Holiday Hold’em Freeroll. The tournament starts Dec. 11 with 120 hours of live play by Nov. 30 required for entry.First place is $35K and there are cash rewards for playing 120-plus hours.

Jason Sanborn has been named poker room manager, taking over for Joe Digiacomo, who has retired.
SUNCOAST: Football squares are available for the Monday and Thursday night games, as well as the morning, afternoon and evening games on Sunday. Each quarter pays $50.Players earn squares for getting an ace-high flush or better in a cash game or for cashing in a tournament.
SAM’S TOWN: Sunday and Thursday nights offer football squares, each quarter pays $100. Squares are earned for getting a full house or better in a cash game.
GOLDEN NUGGET: For the Monday night games, after each score, a random table will be selected for a splash pot.The prizes are $50 for a field goal, $100 for a touchdown and $200 for a safety.
EXCALIBUR: A random seat will be drawn after every score during the Monday and Thursday night games, as well as the Sunday morning game.The winner will receive $50 for a field goal, $100 for a touchdown and $200 for a safety.
CLUB FORTUNE: The Sunday night game will have football squares. Players receive a square for a full house or better. First-quarter winners get $50, second quarter is worth $75, third quarter is $100 and the final-score winner is worth $200.
During the Monday and Thursday night games, a random player will be awarded $50 during each quarter.
GREEN VALLEY: Players earn football squares for getting aces full or better during the week. Squares are for the Sunday afternoon and evening games, as well as the Monday and Thursday night games. Each quarter score is worth $50.
MANDALAY BAY: The room’s Rolling High Hands of the Shift promo runs three times every day and will coincide with football games Sunday mornings and evenings, as well as Monday and Thursday nights. The highest hands during the promo period each shift wins a cash prize starting at $100; $100 is added every hour the prize is unclaimed.
The promo runs 6-9 p.m. seven days a week, 1-4 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 2-8 a.m.,
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It runs Sundays 2-8 a.m. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hot Seat Drawings will take place after every score during the Sunday morning game as well as the Sunday, Monday and Thursday evening games: $25 for a field goal, $50 for a touchdown and $100 for a safety.
SANTA FE STATION: Pots will be splashed with drawing tickets during Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games as well as a Sunday morning game.After a touchdown, two pots at all tables will be splashed with a drawing ticket. After a field goal, one pot will be splashed with a drawing ticket. For safeties, each table will get five pots splashed with drawing tickets. At the end of the game, four tickets will be drawn worth $50 each and the final ticket drawn pay $200.
BINION’S: For every two hours of live play, players receive a football square for the Sunday, Monday or Thursday night game. The first-quarter score is worth $100, the second quarter wins $200, the third-quarter score pays $300 and the final score is worth $400. If the game is decided in overtime, the final score is used but the player with the score at end of regulation receives a $100 consolation prize.
MGM: For the Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games, players receive a Poker Parlay card starting two hours before kickoff. Players get a stamp for making specific hands. If they complete a card with all five hands (two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house) before the game is over, they get $400. If they complete the card before midnight, they win $200.
There’s a second-chance drawing at midnight. Players who have logged five hours of live play during the promo period place their incomplete card with at least one stamp in a drum.The first card picked gets $300; the second card gets $200. MGM is introducing numerous promos to help bring back limit hold’em games.Complete coverage will be in the next issue.
FLAMINGO: High hands of the hour run Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Monday and Thursday 4-8 p.m. Top three hands receive $100, $50 and $50.
WESTGATE: The venue has reopened its poker room, which was closed in 2015. The six-table room is adjacent to the casino’s popular sportsbook and is looking to spread any game, but the most popular game is $1-$2 NLHE with a $50-$200 min-max buy-in.Tournaments are pending.Players can see what live games are running, see the waiting list and view tournament clocks at or the PokerAtlas app.
Promos include high hands ($50 quads, $200 straight flush, $250 royals) with extra payouts for flopping the hand ($200 quads, $300 straight flush, $500 royals).Highest hands of the quarter, starting at $50 and progressing if not hit, is offered during Sunday, Monday and Thursday night NFL games.
Chuck Palermo is the poker room manager and David Fried is the lead supervisor.
VENETIAN: The Deep Stack Extravaganza will run Oct. 30-Nov. 26. More than 50 events, usually two a day, offer more than $2M in guarantees. The $1,600 main event, which has two starting flights, begins Nov. 14. It has a $400K guarantee.

Monday through Friday in October, the room is offering a high-hand giveaway. The highest hand of every half-hour between noon and midnight receives $300.

Bonus coverage for my blog readers:  Below is the football promo for three more rooms that will be in my next column:

STRATOSPHERE:  The football promo is for three games on Sunday, plus Monday and Thursday night games.  The high hand each quarter wins $50.

ORLEANS: For Sunday, Monday and Thursday night football games, as well as the Sunday morning game, seat drawings are held after every score. Field goals are worth $50, touchdowns by the offense are worth $100 and touchdowns by the defense or special teams are $150.  Safeties are also worth $150.  The table of the drawing winner also gets a $50 splash pot. For the Monday and Thursday night games, drawings are held every 15 minutes for two hours before and two hours after the game to select a random table for a $25 splash pot.

MIRAGE: Random seat drawings are held four times per game during Monday, Thursday, Sunday night football games and Sunday morning and afternoon games. The first drawing is $50, 2nd is $75, 3rd is $125 and 4th is $150. The player to the left and to the right to the winner also receives a cash prize.


  1. Since you're offering it up, I think you should go to them Mandalay Bay poker room and report on the mood, conversation and poker culture there.

    1. Well, I'm about 270 miles away from there at the moment.

    2. You've totally lost me. I assume this is the reference to the Vegas massacre, but other than that, I have no idea what point you are trying to make.