Lots of poker action coming to the Northeast

May 28, 2013  

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.