Grand Poker Series returns to Golden Nugget


If you're looking for a little extra action this summer during the World Series of Poker, look no further than the Grand Poker Series at the Gold Nugget June 6-July 5.

"We are pleased to bring back the Grand Poker Series for its second year," said John Colville, director of Golden Nugget poker.

"Players were extremely pleased with the first series and we want to make it bigger and better this year, while still delivering the level of play and customer service our poker players expect."

The Grand Poker Series will feature daily tournaments at noon each day as well as two daily No-Limit Hold'em Bank Roll Builder tournaments.

The Bank Roll Builder tournaments will have a $125 buy-in and take place at 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. each day. The tournaments will include Hold'em, Omaha, H.O.R.S.E. and Seven-Card Stud.

Throughout the month there will also be special tournaments, including some for seniors and ladies as well as the grand finale and a charity poker tournament to benefit The Boys and Girls Club.

The Susie and Howard Lederer Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament will take place July 1, and has a $330 buy-in. Up for grabs will be a spot on NBC's Poker After Dark for the winner, which gives that person a chance to win $120,000 in cash.

Full Tilt Poker is donating the Poker After Dark seat and additional prizes for players have also been donated by the Golden Nugget and other sponsors.

Players can also win their way into the charity tournament by playing in any noon Grand Poker Series tournament June 6-10.

The Series will also feature Super Sunday events with a variety of No-Limit Hold'em tournaments at various buy-ins, daily cash giveaways totaling $1,000 and seats in the grand finale up for grabs.

Last year the Grand Poker Series drew in more than 15,000 players from around the world and awarded more than $1.2 million in prize money. Two celebrity charity events also raised more than $250,000 for multiple charities.

To register for this year's events, call (800) 777-4658, email or stop by the Golden Nugget Poker Room.

For more information about the series and to see the complete schedule of events, visit

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