Emerald Coast Poker Championship starts Sept. 5 at Ebro

August 20, 2012  

The folks at Ebro Greyhound Park’s poker room will host their signature series, the Emerald Coast Poker Championship, this month, Sept. 5-16. The series is held strategically (and immediately) after the Beau Rivage’s Gulf Coast Poker Championship concludes Sept. 3, as Biloxi, Miss. is just a short distance from the historic Ebro facility in Florida’s Panhandle.

Just like last year, there will be 10 events, including a LIPS tournament (Sept. 9, $120), seniors event (Sept. 10, $110) and. H.O.R.S.E. tournament (Sept. 8, $110), but there are some changes, too. The series kicks off with an Omaha/8 event on Sept. 5 (6 p.m., $110), a discipline not seen in the ECPC.

The remainder of the series will be no-limit hold’em, including the $700 main event (Sept. 15, 2 p.m.), which is $150 more than last year’s main. But there will be plenty of satellites for the main, including two scheduled for $55 and four megas at $75 a pop. The final table of the main event will be Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. Be sure to see the ad on Page 7 for the full schedule and details or go to goebro.com.

$150K GUARANTEE: The sister properties of Pensacola Greyhound Park and Creek Entertainment Gretna are joining forces to run a $150K guarantee event Sept. 29 (held at Gretna). The buy-in is $500, though satellites are running until the day of the event if you want to earn your seat on the cheap. See the ad on Page 53 for details.

WPT RETURNS TO JAX: The poker room at bestbet Jacksonville has announced the dates for its next WPT main event and Jacksonville Fall Series. You can find all of the information you need on the ad that faces this page, but of note is the WPT main event, which will have a $3,500 buy-in and will sport a $500K guarantee. It runs Nov. 9-13.

— You can email Christopher Cosenza at chris@anteupmagazine.com.