Annie Duke hosting live $100k freeroll

Annie Duke

Qualifiers began this week for a live $100,000 freeroll at the San Manual Indian Bingo and Casino that will be hosted by Annie Duke in October.

The Annie Duke $100,000 Hold'em tournament will take place Oct. 25 in the Yuhaviatam Showroom for poker players who've qualified to compete in the tournament.

To qualify, players must play poker from now until Oct. 24 to collect six stamps on a tournament qualifying card. One stamp will be given for each full house or better, or jacks full or better in Omaha.

Only table games supervisors or managers are authorized to issue stamps. Once a player completes his stamp collection, he or she will be issued a tournament entry card by a table games manager.

Players must also have a valid Club Serrano Card prior to registering for the event.

The tournament is open to the first 1,000 players who qualify, and they'll belly up to the poker table Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. for the tournament.

Annie Duke will be emceeing, bringing the knowledge of a top-rated female poker player and World Series of Poker bracelet winner to the event.

"Annie Duke represents all that is fun and exciting about the game of poker, and we are absolutely thrilled to have her as part of this event," said Steve Lengel, San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino executive director of operations.

"San Manuel is known for providing some of the best entertainment in Southern California, and now we're bringing that same level of quality to our poker program."

Duke will definitely bring some star quality to the poker program as well. She began her rise to fame in the mid-1990s when she moved to Las Vegas and began playing poker professionally after honing her skills in Montana.

Since then, she's established herself as one of the best poker players in the world, winning nearly $3.5 million in tournament cash around the world. Her wins include a WSOP bracelet win in 2004 and several deep cashes in other WSOP events over the years and in the World Poker Tour.

"Of all the casinos in Southern California, San Manuel is one of the best places to play poker," Duke said. "I am proud to be partnering with them for this exciting event."

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