The Poker Room At Live! Casino & Hotel To Host Inaugural Maryland State Poker Championship January 3-13
First Regional Tournament Geared Towards Local Players Features 19 Events and a $150,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
The Poker Room at Live! Casino & Hotel is set to host the inaugural Maryland State Poker Championship, the first-ever regional tournament geared specifically towards local players. The 19-event tournament will take place January 3-13, 2019 at one of the largest and most popular poker rooms in the country.
A $1,100 buy-in with limited re-entries and smaller rakes gives Maryland’s amateur players and seasoned poker professionals the opportunity to compete for a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool. Leading up to the main event are more than a dozen primary events, including an opening-day tournament with another six-figure guarantee.
“Maryland has never had a tournament specifically created to cater to the state’s poker players of all levels. We are excited to highlight our home-state pride and show competitors from across the nation how we specialize in first-class experiences and exceptional service at Live! Casino & Hotel,” said Mike Smith, Director of Poker Operations at Live! Casino & Hotel. “The Poker Room is widely known as one of the best in the nation. We look forward to everyone who will compete in this exciting event.”
Since opening in 2012, Live! Casino & Hotel has received numerous honors and industry awards, including Best Casino in Maryland, Best Poker Tournaments, Best Table Game Tournaments, Best Blackjack and Best Live Poker. Upcoming tournaments in The Poker Room at Live! Casino & Hotel include the WPT Deepstacks (March 15–25, 2019) and the WPT Maryland (September 20–October 6, 2019).
For more information on dates and buy-ins for each event, visit www.livecasinohotel.com
About Live! Casino & Hotel
Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7/365, the property features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 slot machines; two High Limit rooms; and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. Guests can enjoy five-star accommodations, including 310 luxury guest rooms; the Live! Spa; world-class dining, featuring the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; David’s, featuring global cuisine; Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Luk Fu and 8 at Luk Fu, serving authentic sushi and Asian cuisine; Morty’s Deli; Latin cuisine at En Vivo; Phillips® Seafood Express; and Luckies, offering Starbucks coffee, pastries, and Italian gelato; and a sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage; the R Bar; and The Lobby Bar at David’s. A 4,000-seat Event Center, opening in two phases, featuring 40,000-square-feet of meeting and banquet space, and a performance venue with a regular lineup of headline entertainment completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with Park Assist® and direct elevator access to the casino floor. The newly-renovated Live! Lofts boutique hotel, located just minutes from the Casino, features 250 guest rooms and suites, and approximately 3,400-square-feet of meeting and banquet space. For reservations, call 443-445-2929, or book online at LiveCasinoHotel.com. Live! Casino & Hotel and Live! Lofts are owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit LiveCasinoHotel.com or LiveCasino.social. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit www.LiveCasinoHotel.com/jobs.
About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Entertainment Districts; Sports-Anchored Developments; Gaming; Hotels; Residential Properties; Restaurants; International Development; Coworking Spaces; and Private Equity. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! Brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 50 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships, and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.
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