RGPS Heads West in September for Events at Jamul Casino & Thunder Valley Resort
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The newly revamped RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) “All-Stars Comeback Tour Powered by PokerGO” season will be heading back out West in September for a return trip to Jamul Casino in San Diego, California and the first-ever appearance at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in the Sacramento area. PokerNews will be on-site for both to offer live updates from the $575 buy-in Main Events.
“We all look forward to our return to Jamul and are excited about being a part of the Thunder Valley Casino Resort roster of special events. Seeing the tour grow to be successful in all parts of the country has been one confidence boost after another as we continue to get back on our feet,” said Hayley Hochstetler, VP of Media of RunGoodGear.com.
Return to San Diego
The Jamul Casino stop in early June saw record-breaking numbers including a 558-entry Main Event field. 65-year-old retired Navy veteran Armando Mesina, who a month earlier won the MSPT Sycuan $360 Regional Event for $33,329, won the tournament for $25,175 after a rare nine-way final table deal.
The latest series will feature more tournament tables that will run from September 7-12. The San Diego Card Sharks logo will be filling the room up once again as the tour plans on bringing more giveaway items to promote the All-Stars ProAm event at the PokerGO Studio in December.
Fan-favorite events like the $135 Guest Bounty and $185 DeepStack ring events will return alongside the Seniors Ring Event moved from Sunday to Tuesday. The property will be catering a casual “Welcome Back Party” at Loft 94 which will begin at 5:30 p.m. PT on September 7th.
Let the Thunder Roll
One week later from September 23-26, the tour will travel up to Lincoln, California for an inaugural stop at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort Poker Room. The four-day event will feature three tournaments with a $575 buy-in, $200K GTD Golden Ticket Ring Event and $300 Last Chance KO event each awarding a seat to the All-Stars ProAm.
The room will be celebrating its own moniker opening day as the newly minted NorCal Card Kings will see its debut on t-shirts and hats to be handed out during the series. A $200,000 GTD prize pool headlines the Golden Ticket Ring Event making the stop not one to miss.
For those learning about the All-Stars ProAm event, it is a 64-player capped event in December streamed from inside the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Part of the field will qualify through the tour, while the remaining spots will be filled by invitees of PokerGO and RunGood that include poker professionals, industry personalities, and celebrities.
The full schedule for the RGPS Thunder Valley will be released in the near future.
Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.