Hollywood Casino Aurora to award 10 Ante Up Poker Cruise packages

July 08, 2016, Scott Long  

Hollywood Casino Aurora will award 10 Ante Up Poker Cruise packages to players in a Mega Freeroll tournament on Oct. 9.

Players can qualify for the Mega Freeroll at the casino in Aurora, Ill., near Chicago, by advancing in qualifying freeroll tournaments on Aug. 7, Sept. 4 and Oct. 2. To qualify for the monthly freerolls, players must log at least 60 hours of live play or enter at least four Wednesday poker tournaments in the month preceding each freeroll tournament. Players will start with 6,000 units, and can earn more units based on their live-play total or combining a minimum amount of live play with their entry into the four Wednesday tournaments. The top 10 players in each of the monthly freerolls will win an entry into the Mega Freeroll plus a share of $8,000 in cash prizes.

In addition to the 30 players who win their way into the Mega Freeroll, the 100 players with the most live-play hours from July 1 to Sept. 30 will get an entry into the Mega Freeroll.

Players who qualify for the Mega Freeroll on Oct. 9 will start with 10,000 units, and have the option of getting an additional 5,000 units with a $20 dealer add-on. The top 10 finishers will all get a balcony-stateroom Ante Up Poker Cruise package for two for the Nov. 14 sailing out of Tampa, Fla., aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas and $1,000 in travel money, and will share in $25,440 in additional prize money based on their finish.

Also from July until September, the poker room is running a "Get Paid to Play" to promotion, giving players $1 an hour for live play of between 60-99 hours and $2 an hour for 100 or more hours. Players with more than 200 hours o play get a Producer Card.

Contact the casino for full details on these promotions.

Ante Up Poker Cruises transforms the conference centers aboard regularly scheduled Royal Caribbean sailings into a professionally staffed and equipped poker room, complete with cash games, tournaments, free poker classes and an open-bar cocktail party. For more information, visit AnteUpCruises.Com.