Orleans hosts monthly LIPS tournament in Las Vegas

Kathy Liebert
The ladies love their poker!

The Ladies International Poker Series, which offers women a series all their own, has a new partner helping to provide games for the girls. The Orleans in Las Vegas is now hosting monthly LIPS tournaments.

The tournaments will take place every third Saturday of each month beginning at 11 a.m. They have a $175 buy-in that gives each player $5,000 in starting chips.

The Orleans kicked off its new offering for the ladies in late December with 54 women finding time in between Christmas and New Year's to play some poker. Despite the relatively small playing field, it took seven hours of play to come up with a winner.

Barbara Skidmore, a local player, ended up taking down the tournament for a $2,600 payday plus a seat in the LIPS Championship which will take place July 13 during the Orleans Open.

The final-table results from the event were:

  • 1st: Barbara Skidmore - $2,610 + $330
  • 2nd: Mary Jacot- $1,740
  • 3rd: Linda Hammond - $1,165
  • 4th: Estie Peiper - $855
  • 5th: Krystal Glass - $700
  • 6th: Alberta Rooney - $175
  • 7th: Erlene Geller - $175
  • 8th: Peg Shechter - $175
  • 9th: Vicky Oxman - $175

The next LIPS tournament at the Orleans will take place Saturday. New Cruise Caters to Poker Players

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