The poker action begins at Pala Casino on Sunday, July 3 with a special Independence Day tournament at 11 a.m, and a Deep Stack event starting at 2 p.m, and offering participants $10,000 guaranteed. The Deep Stack buy-in will be $120+$20 with a $10 bonus buy for an additional $2,000 in chips. The Independence Day buy-in will be $55+$15 with a $5 bonus buy. Pala will also host a $5,000 guarantee poker event on Monday, July 4th.

Poker players at Pala Resot & Casino can enter the “Hotter Than July Cash Giveaway” each Saturday in July, and compete for a share of  $15,000 in prizes.  Players will win one entry into the drawings for every Ace High Flush during open play and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday in July, plus four additional entries for a Jacks Full or better hand. Cash drawings will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and players can win a share of $3,000 each Saturday.

Starting at Midnight, Friday, July 1st, the Racing for Cash will pay a $10,000 prize fund that players can win by accumulating LIVE PLAY hours in the poker room. For 30 hours of play, a player can cash out for $75; 50 hours wins $200, and 80 hours wins $499. Hours can be cashed at any time after meeting one of the three cash tiers. Players must note that hours return to zero when accumulated hours are cashed out. Racing for Cash will continue until the $10.000 prize pool is fully paid or until Midnight, July 31st.  Players will be responsible for clocking in on live games and to know when they have reached specific cash-out tiers. There will be no 11 a.m. tournament play on weekdays after Monday, July 4, so LIVE PLAY can be expanded for Race for Cash.

Other poker promos running this month includes the “Cash & Splash” promotion held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on consecutive Mondays, July 11, 18 and 25. Texas Hold’em hands with the first two Jacks full or better per hour will get $25. That player’s table will have the next hand splashed for $25. Both hole cards must play for the hand to be eligible and each hand must go to the River to qualify. When two Cash & Splash hands have been claimed, the promotion will start again at the top of the next hour. Also from 8:45 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, one table will be randomly selected each half hour for a $50 “Morning Splash.” If the Poker Room has four, or more, live games in play, $100 will be added to the next pot. In addition, each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, the Poker Room will sponsor a High Hand promotion. The player with the highest hand each hour will win $100.

Daily poker tournaments will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 10, 17 and 24 and at 7 p.m. weekdays. Sunday buy-ins will be $35+$5 with a $5 bonus buy and $3,000 guarantee. The 7 p.m. tournaments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays will feature a $20+$5 buy-in with a $5 re-buy and a $15 add-on. The 7 p.m. tournaments on Thursdays will be Deep Stacks with a buy-in of $55+$10 and a $5 bonus buy. Players will start with $8,000 in chips and there will be a $2,500 guarantee. Friday tournaments will have a $2,000 guarantee with a $30+$5 buy-in and a $5 bonus buy.

July’s feature games will be $4-$8 Limit Hold’em and $2-$3 No Limit Hold’em. The $4-$8 Limit Hold’em games will start at 2 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and $2-$3 No Limit will start at 5 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Poker players at Pala Casino & Resort also can earn 25 virtual entries into a 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid drawing scheduled on Friday, August 19.

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