WSOP isn't the only game in town

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The Rio may have the most publicized game in town with the start of the World Series of Poker today, but several other casino resorts in Las Vegas have big poker action to offer as well over the coming months.

Binion's Poker Classic

Binion's got a jump on the action with the start of its Second Annual Poker Classic on Wednesday. The Poker Classic will offer up 43 tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $100 up to $2,000 for the main event.

The tournament series began with a casino employee event on Wednesday, and a $150 No-Limit Hold'em event wrapped up on Thursday. Today features another Hold'em event, and players can look forward to future poker tournament action in just about any poker variation they can think of.

For a full schedule of events, visit the Golden Nugget Web site.

Bellagio Cup IV

Just as the World Series is heading into the final stretch in July, the Bellagio will be firing up its Bellagio Cup IV, which culminates in a World Poker Tour main event.

Last year the main event was won by Kevin Saul, aka beLOWaBOVe, after he defeated Mike Matusow in heads-up play. True to WPT form, the tournament paid out more than $1 million for the winner, and even Matusow went home more than $600,000 richer.

All of the events of the Bellagio Cup IV are No-Limit Hold'em tournaments. They range in buy-ins from $2,000 up to the $15,000 needed for the main event.

This year the events of the Bellagio Cup IV will begin play July 1 with the main event starting July 11. For the full schedule, visit the Bellagio Web site.

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