Jamul Casino, a venue located in California, has just announced a new edition to its poker offering. The casino will host a brand-new multi-day series that will take place every quarter. The first-ever San Diego Poker Classic kicked off on August 18 and continues through the 28.
The casino’s poker room and JIVe Lounge will play host with more than $150,000 up for grabs in prize money throughout the series. Players can compete in multiple events, including the Main Event, with $100k in total prize money.
Details of the Schedule
The series began yesterday with the Kick-Off event and two main event satellites. The Kick-Off had a buy-in of $135, while the satellites cost $80 to enter. Each satellite provided one seat to the main event for every 10 players.
Today, the series starts the Weekend Opener, a No Limit Hold’em event with a $50,000 prize pool. This poker event has several opening flights, giving players plenty of time to buy in at $250. On Sunday, additional events will start, including the Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo tournament and Black Chip Bounty. These events have buy-ins of $300 and $240, respectively.
Special events are also on the schedule, including a senior tournament and lady’s event. The Seniors Sunrise NLH tournament will take place on August 22 and features a $125 buy-in. On August 23, the ladies’ event will be sponsored by Helix Poker and PLON.
The main event also kicks off on August 23 and offers a $100,000 prize pool guarantee with a buy-in of $600. Players can compete in the $80 satellites as listed earlier for a 1 in 10 shot at a seat or $145 satellites, with one in five earning a spot in the event.
John Rochfort, the poker manager for the casino, stated that around 600 players are expected for the first San Diego Poker Classic. The series will continue every November, February, May, and August.
Quality Poker Gaming
Jamul Casino opened its poker room in 2019 and has since seen great success with its offering. The poker room has hosted several celebrity players, including professionals like Maria Ho and Scott Blumstein.
The poker room offers plenty of gaming options on a regular basis and the new series will provide even more options for players to enjoy. Regular poker players can upgrade to higher Sweetwater Reward status through gameplay. A total of 100 poker hours in six months will help players reach the Aqua level, while 300 hours will push players towards an Amber upgrade.
The poker room advises players to meet with the poker manager for more reward program details.