Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Aces Casino: The WPT Legends Of Poker Tourney Returns to L.A.

Poker players across Southern California may now rejoice!  It gives me great pleasure to announce that the annual WPT "Legends Of Poker" tournament has returned to the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, California.  (I know, I know, the World Series Of Poker just concluded at the Rio Suite Hotel in Las Vegas.  Sue me, I'm "poker-selfish.")  For those of us that were unable to attend the WSOP, here's your chance to get into the action.

I've always personally loved the Legends Of Poker Tournament, for two main reasons; Number one, "Legends" gives me the chance to personally play or attend most of the events at the "Bike" without causing too much stress on both my family or Aces Casino, the orange county casino night party company that signs the checks, and, number two, for my money, it's VERY easy to park my car at the "Bicycle Club."  BIG parking lot behind the building; I like that. 

I can see it now....Go ahead, tell me I'm cheap to not use the Valet. "But it's so EASY!"  Forget it.  Last time I got my car back after using the Valet, there was a quarter of a tank of gas missing and the radio was tuned to some guy named, "El-Koo-Kooey," or something like that.  He wasn't speakin' English, of THAT, I am certain.   No dice, baby.  "No Mas El Valet-o" for THIS guy.

So, where were we?  Oh, yes, "The Legends Of Poker."   GREAT place to hold a tournament like this.  If you haven't been to the Bicycle Club recently, there's a surprise waiting for you.  The entire tournament area has been remodeled.  BIG tourney area, not even including the WPT stage that's brought in for the Main Event.  The main room is more than adequate to handle the throng of poker brats coming to play, and the tournament directors and staff has always been VERY nice, and VERY MUCH on top of things, when situations arise in any of the events.  This orange county casino party kingpin gives the "Bike" two thumbs way up for it's "Legends" coverage.

Anyone looking for detailed info regarding this event can be found at the Bicycle Casino website, but here's the skinny on the tournaments in a nutshell.   Play begins on July 28, and continues through August 29th, with the Main Event actually starting on August 21st (Event #23), a $5000 buy-in tourney.

When it comes to the "people-watching" aspect of the WPT event at the Bike, if you're into seeing the "stars" of the game, we suggest you stick to checking out the preliminary events held somewhere around the week before the WPT Main Event on the 23rd, or, just come on down to the Bike on that 23rd date.  Better yet: How would you like to play at the same table as some of your favorite WPT and WSOP players?  If that sounds like your cup of tea, the Bike has satellite tournaments all over the place at all times of the day and night.  For around $20 or more, you could "satellite" your way into getting the entry fee for a $200/$500 tourney, or higher!  Satellites tourneys of all sizes abound during "Legends" month -- Just ask the tournament directors for info regarding satellites....

Well, that's all for now.  As of this writing, the "Legends Mania" starts tomorrow, on the 28th of July.  Looks like it's time for this orange county casino night party guy to sign off, and head down to the Bike.  Oh, and, no Valet, please.  My wife already thinks I'm "Koo-Koo-ey" enough, already.... (Grin)

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