While the World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament has been all the buzz over the past few weeks, it is not the only poker series that players can indulge in either as spectators or as players. Do not get me wrong, it is indeed one of the greatest events in the history of poker but little more variety in the world of poker is certainly not a bad thing. That said, a decent number of casinos up and down the Las Vegas Strip and along the Fremont Street are offering tournaments that are good enough to divert at least a bit of attention from Rio where the 50th anniversary of the WSOP is currently going down.
Some the poker tournaments have already come to a close but there is still a decent number of ongoing events that are offering tournaments into this new month and interested players can take advantage of the opportunity and participate in the exciting games and even stand a chance of walking away with some very big prizes. Some of the most notable options are:
The Golden Nugget Grand Poker Series
Running as from May 28 to July 8 at the Grand tournament venue, this poker series is perhaps the most ambitious schedule away from the WSOP event in Rio. It features three to four tournaments running on most of the days of its run. It also features a near-daily $120 NLHE as well as a mix of events such as the Big O and 8-Game offerings.
The Aria Poker Classic
This event has been running since June 2 and will come to an end on July 14 which means that players still have two weeks of poker action to enjoy. Most of the buy-ins for this tournament fall between $240 and $470 with the main focus being Hold’em. Players who prefer mixed-games are treated to such offers as Omaha Hi-Lo and HORSE. To make it even better, the series also features the World Poker Tour 500 and all its eight different starting flights as well as the 10,300 buy-in and $5 million guaranteed PartyPoker Millions.
The Wynn Summer Classic
Running from May 30 to July 16, this event will mark its end with a $1,600 main event which will kick off on July 11. The buy-ins typically fall between $500 and $1,000 with all but two events being NLHE poker games.
The Deepstack Championship Poker Series
Hosted by the Venetian, this poker series kicked off on May 14 and will run until July 28. The main focus for the series is on hold’em but Omaha hi and hi-lo enthusiasts will also be treated to a decent number of events. Its most notable aspects are the $3,500 NLHE tournament and a $5,000 main event.
The Summer Poker Series
This one kicked off on May 28 and will come to an end on July 7 with some of its most notable events being the $400 PLO8 event with a $50,000 guarantee and $400 NLHE Championship that started June 29 with a $200,000 guarantee.
The PHamous Poker Series
Set to come to an end on July 11, this particular poker series features a nice mix of events including a triple draw, stud, and Omaha among others. It is also among the most accommodative ones with the buy-ins ranging between $200 and $300 and sometimes as low as $100 for certain events.