Seneca Niagara hosts Western N.Y. Poker Challenge

January 28, 2013  

Seneca Poker Niagara Falls is hosting the Western New York Poker Challenge Feb. 12-18, featuring nine events, culminating with a $1,080 main event.

The series kicks off Feb. 12 with a pot-limit Omaha event, and the schedule also includes a ladies event, a no-limit hold’em rebuy event a no-limit hold’em shootout event and four other no-limit hold’em events. Buy-ins range from $120-$340. Eight satellites, using a step structure, will be offered for between $45 and $150.

“Guest are really going to enjoy our first-class non-smoking tournament area,” said Seneca’s Jason Brooks. “We are offering tournaments that range from $120 up to the $1,080 main event. Which all offer a lot of play for their money.”

The three-day main event runs Feb. 16-18, and players start with 30,000 units and play 60-minute levels. Unlimited re-entries are offered through the first four levels. Call 716-278-6300 or see the ad on Page 5 for more details.

CONNECTICUT: Foxwoods Casino and Mohegan Sun continue to increase their daily tournament offerings, giving local and regional players a reason to head to the woods of Connecticut during the workweek, as well as the weekend. In Ledyard, Foxwoods ( has added a super bounty ($100 bounty) deepstack (20K chips) event to its weekly schedule (Wednesday and Friday at 6 p.m.), delivering a consistent turnout of more than 75 runners each week, with numbers reaching more than a hundred during scheduled tournament series. 

Foxwoods also offers several guaranteed tournaments ($10K and $20K), and a wide daily variety, including Omaha/8 and H.O.S.E. on the weekend. With the largest number of cash and tourney tables in the east, Foxwoods continues to improve its offerings.

With an expanded slate of tournaments, Mohegan Sun is beginning to catch up to Foxwoods. Along with the usual daily tournaments, Mohegan Sun offers its $330 monthly $30K guarantee on the third Sunday each month. This is the highest buy-in available in the area for a regularly scheduled tournament, and is becoming a favorite for regional players.

— Patrick Gallagher is Ante Up’s Northeast Ambassador. Email him at