Lots of poker action coming to the Northeast

May 28, 2013, Chris  

For New England, summer is bringing lots of poker action from Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun and local charity tours.

FOXWOODS: The Connecticut poker room continues a strong string of tournament offerings with the Spring into Summer Mega Madness from June 22-30. Complete details weren’t available at press time, but per room management, look for more than $700K in guarantees, the return of low buy-ins ($100, $155, $200, including the popular $200 no-limit hold’em super $100 bounty) for deep and megastack events, and the two-day $1,090 main event.

The room also will be running World Series of Poker Main Event satellites in early June, with $100 step satellites beginning June 3 for the June 8 $800 satellite. The $800 satellite will offer a 15K starting stack and 30-minute blinds, with seats awarded for every $10K in the prize pool.

MOHEGAN SUN: Not to be outdone by its Nutmeg neighbor, Mohegan Sun added a progressive bad beat in May and added $80K in seed money. Cash players of all levels between $1-$1 NLHE through $5-$5 NLHE and $2-$4 to $5-$10 limit qualify (quad fives). Adding more cash levels gives Mohegan an edge over Foxwoods, which limits qualifiers to lower levels and has a quad eights qualier.

MoheganSunPoker.com, a free virtual poker room, debuted for play May, offering free club-based online poker. All players can play scheduled MTTs and SNGs, earning points and chips, and having the chance to win special prizes such as travel/hotel packages to Mohegan Sun.

MASSACHUSETTS: Eastern Poker Tour will offer its $400 WSOP main-event qualifier on June 8 in Dedham. One in 36 will win a seat plus travel expenses ($12K value). In 2012, three EPT players made the main event and two cashed. Check easternpokertour.com for details.

— Patrick Gallagher is Ante Up’s Northeast Ambassador. Email him at anteupne@gmail.com.