Golden Nugget Las Vegas

The GRAND POKER SERIES

May 27-July 3, 2015
Golden Nugget Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada

About the Property

Winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award consecutively since 1977, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget offers more than 2,400 deluxe guestrooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and table games, race and sports book, and poker room; nightly entertainment; world-class restaurants; luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000-gallon shark aquarium and new H20 poolside lounge. In the late 2009, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas unveiled its newest addition, Rush Tower and recently expanded with 74 new "Gold Rush" rooms and suites, complete with private key-card access, turndown service, complimentary refreshments and wireless internet access.

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Accommodations

  • 2,419 well-appointed rooms, including 175 luxury suites and nine penthouses, across four towers. The recently expanded Gold Tower features 74 new "Gold Rush" rooms and suites, complete with private key-card access, turndown service, complimentary refreshments and wireless internet access.
    Call 1-800-634-3454 and mention code GRAND15 for special rates

Amenities

  • Casino: Slots, table games, race & sports book, high-limit area and 13-table poker room. Tournament series are held in the 70-table The Grand events center. Gambling age is 21.
  • Golf: The Golden Nugget Tickets and Tours Desk can reserve tee times at Bali Hai Golf Club, Royal Links Golf Club and Desert Pines Golf Club.
  • Dining: Vic & Anthony's (steakhouse), Grotte Italian Ristorante, Chart House (seafood), Red Sushi, Lillie's Asian Cuisine, The Buffet, The Grille and Starbucks.
  • Other: $30 million pool complex called "The Tank," with a three-story waterfall, shark tank and 15 private cabanas; spa; seven bars and lounges, including Gold Diggers nightclub, "Gordie Brown Live!" and other shows and entertainment; arcade and shops.

Airport
McCarran International Airport (LAS) is 13 miles from Golden Nugget Las Vegas.

Event Overview

By Scott Long

If you’re a tournament player, you have to be in Las Vegas every summer. And Andy Rich wants to see you at Golden Nugget Las Vegas.

"We know not every player has the bankroll to play the World Series," said Rich, poker room manager for Golden Nugget Las Vegas, whose Grand Poker Series will be an Ante Up Poker Tour stop this year May 27-July 3. "We want the Golden Nugget Las Vegas to be the place where you play."

But make no mistake - even players who do want to take a shot or two or more at a bracelet across town will find plenty of reasons to come downtown this summer, including 11 events with $100,000 guaranteed prize pools and, of course, the Main Event - a $560 buy-in that boasts a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. That champion also will be featured on the August cover of Ante Up Magazine, and get an entry in the Ante Up World Championship Main Event and a personalized Tour champion’s jacket.

"The Grand Poker Series will give players affordable buy-ins, great structures and $1.6 million in guaranteed money" Rich said. "You’ll also find a tremendous variety of events."

Of the 56 events on the schedule, 16 of them are in disciplines other than hold’em, including two HORSE events (one of them no-limit) and an eight-game mix. Hold’em events also have variety, including heads-up, limit, six-max, bounty, seniors and women's events. PPC Aruba has two satellites on the schedule.

Buy-ins range from $150 to $560, and most days feature two events - one at 11 a.m. and the other at 1 p.m., with an occasional 5 p.m. start. Also, there will be a second-chance $100 nightly no-limit hold'em tournaments that aren't part of the official series.

"Two of the hallmarks of The Grand Poker Series have been affordability and variety," Rich said. "This year, we’ve also improved blind and payout structures for every event."

All of this plays out in the spacious Grand events center at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, the jewel of Fremont Street in downtown. The AAA Four Diamond resort features more than 2,400 deluxe guestrooms and suites, including the Rush Tower, with its 74 "Gold Rush" rooms and suites, complete with private key-card access, turndown service, complimentary refreshments and wireless internet access. Be sure to mention GRAND15 when you book your room for special Grand rates.

When not playing poker, Golden Nugget Las Vegas features a casino, race and sports book, nightly entertainment, several restaurants, a luxury spa and salon and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000-gallon shark aquarium and new H20 poolside lounge. And, of course, guests are just steps from all of the excitement of the Fremont Street Experience.

"Our players will be comfortable, both at the poker table and staying at our great resort," Rich said. "The Ante Up Poker Tour clearly shares the same vision and passion for poker as Golden Nugget Las Vegas does, and we are ecstatic to be part of this rapidly growing poker tour."

Schedule

Schedule subject to change
Each night at 7 p.m. will be a $100 no-limit hold'em tournament that is not part of the official schedule

  • Wednesday, May 27, 11 a.m. - EVENT #1: Omaha/8, $240
  • Wednesday, May 27, 1 p.m. - EVENT #2: Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em, $240
  • Thursday, May 28, 11 a.m. - EVENT #3: No-Limit Hold'em, $350 ($100,000 guaranteed)
  • Friday, May 29, 11 a.m. - EVENT #4: Omaha-8/Stud-8, $240
  • Friday, May 29, 1 p.m. - EVENT #5: Black-Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold'em, $350
  • Saturday, May 30, 11 a.m. - EVENT #6: No-Limit Hold'em, $350 ($100,000 guaranteed)
  • Sunday, May 31, 11 a.m. - EVENT #7: No-Limit Hold'em, $350 ($100,000 guaranteed)
  • Monday, June 1, 11 a.m. - EVENT #8: H20 (Pot-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit 2-7 Single Draw/Pot-Limit Omaha), $240
  • Monday, June 1, 1 p.m. - EVENT #9: No-Limit Hold'em, $150
  • Tuesday, June 2, 11 a.m. - EVENT #10: HORSE, $240
  • Tuesday, June 2, 1 p.m. - EVENT #11: No-Limit Hold'em, $150
  • Wednesday, June 3, 11 a.m. - EVENT #12: Pot-Limit Omaha, $240
  • Wednesday, June 3, 1 p.m. - EVENT #13: No-Limit Hold'em, $150
  • Thursday, June 4, 11 a.m. - EVENT #14: No-Limit Hold'em Six Max, $240
  • Thursday, June 4, 5 p.m. - EVENT #15: PPC Aruba Super Satellite, $175 ($4,000 package guaranteed)
  • Friday, June 5, 11 a.m. - EVENT #16: Triple Stud, $240
  • Friday, June 5, 1 p.m. - EVENT #17: Black-Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold'em, $350
  • Friday, June 5, 5 p.m. - EVENT #18: PPC Aruba Super Satellite, $175 ($4,000 package guaranteed)
  • Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m. - EVENT #19: No-Limit Hold'em, $350 ($100,000 guaranteed)
  • Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m. - EVENT #20: No-Limit Hold'em, $350 ($100,000 guaranteed)
  • Monday, June 8, 11 a.m. - EVENT #21: Pot-Limit Omaha/8, $240
  • Monday, June 8, 1 p.m. - EVENT #22: No-Limit Hold'em, $150
  • Tuesday, June 9, 11 a.m. - EVENT #23: HORSE, $350
  • Tuesday, June 9, 1 p.m. - EVENT #24: No-Limit Hold'em, $150
  • Wednesday, June 10, 11 a.m. - EVENT #25: Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, $560
  • Wednesday, June 10, 1 p.m. - EVENT #26: No-Limit Hold'em, $150
  • Thursday, June 11, 11 a.m. - EVENT #27: No-Limit Hold'em Six Max Championship, $560
  • Friday, June 12, 11 a.m. - EVENT #28: Stud/8, $240
  • Friday, June 12, 1 p.m. - EVENT #29: Black-Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold'em, $350
  • Saturday, June 13, 11 a.m. - EVENT #30: No-Limit Hold'em, $350 ($100,000 guaranteed)
  • Sunday, June 14, 11 a.m. - EVENT #31: No-Limit Hold'em, $350 ($100,000 guaranteed)
  • Monday, June 15, 11 a.m. - EVENT #32: Stud, $240
  • Monday, June 15, 1 p.m. - EVENT #33: No-Limit Hold'em, $150
  • Tuesday, June 16, 11 a.m. - EVENT #34: 8-Game Mix (No-Limit Hold'em/Limit Hold'em/Razz/Stud/Stud-8/Pot-L imit Omaha/Omaha-8/2-7 Triple Draw), $240
  • Tuesday, June 16, 1 p.m. - EVENT #35: No-Limit Hold'em, $150
  • Wednesday, June 17, 11 a.m. - EVENT #36: No-Limit Heads-Up Championship (256-player max), $560
  • Thursday, June 18, 11 a.m. - EVENT #37: Limit Hold'em, $240
  • Thursday, June 18, 1 p.m. - EVENT #38: No-Limit Hold'em, $150
  • Friday, June 19, 11 a.m. - EVENT #39: No-Limit Hold'em, $350 ($100,000 guaranteed)
  • Saturday, June 20, 11 a.m. - EVENT #40: Seniors Championship, $240
  • Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m. - EVENT #41: No-Limit Hold'em, $350 ($100,000 guaranteed)
  • Monday, June 22, 11 a.m. - EVENT #42: HORSE Championship, $560
  • Monday, June 22, 1 p.m. - EVENT #43: Black-Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold'em, $350
  • Tuesday, June 23, 11 a.m. - EVENT #44: Pot-Limit Omaha/8, $350
  • Tuesday, June 23, 1 p.m. - EVENT #45: No-Limit Hold'em, $150
  • Wednesday, June 24, 11 a.m. - EVENT #46: No-Limit HORSE, $240
  • Wednesday, June 24, 1 p.m. - EVENT #47: No-Limit Hold'em, $150
  • Thursday, June 25, 11 a.m. - EVENT #48: Big O, $240
  • Thursday, June 25, 1 p.m. - EVENT #49: Black-Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold'em, $350
  • Friday, June 26, 11 a.m. - EVENT #50: No-Limit Hold'em, $350 ($100,000 guaranteed)
  • Saturday, June 27, 11 a.m. - EVENT #51: Ladies Championship, $240
  • Saturday, June 27, 1 p.m. - EVENT #52: Black-Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold'em, $350
  • Sunday, June 28, 11 a.m. - EVENT #53: No-Limit Hold'em, $350 ($100,000 guaranteed)
  • Monday, June 29, 11 a.m. - EVENT #54: Stud-8/Omaha-8 Championship, $560
  • Monday, June 29, 1 p.m. - EVENT #55: No-Limit Hold'em, $150
  • Tuesday, June 30, 11 a.m. - MAIN EVENT DAY 1A: $560 ($500,000 guaranteed)
  • Wednesday, July 1, 11 a.m. - MAIN EVENT DAY 1B: $560 ($500,000 guaranteed)
  • Thursday, July 2, 11 a.m. - MAIN EVENT DAY 1C: $560 ($500,000 guaranteed)
  • Friday, July 3, noon - MAIN EVENT DAY 2: $560 ($500,000 guaranteed)

Structures

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Satellites

Will be offered if there is demand

History

This is the first year this event will be associated with the Ante Up Poker Tour.