Red Rock Casino Resort Spa

RED ROCK/ANTE UP MAGAZINE POKER CHALLENGE

Jan. 25-27, 2013
Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
Las Vegas, Nevada

About the Property

Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, one of the jewels in the Station Casinos family, is a AAA Four-Diamond resort just west of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. The resort features a luxury hotel, full casino, spa, pool, entertainment venue, bowling alley, movie theater and eight restaurants, including T-bones Steakhouse.

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Accommodations

  • Red Rock's spacious King Resort rooms range in size from 515 to 615 square feet and are designed with modern contemporary décor and a wealth of amenities. For the ultimate in sleeping comfort, the bed features plush down duvet and pillows and ultra-soft, 320-thread count Egyptian cotton linens. The bedroom includes a 42-inch high-definition plasma TV, VOIP internet phones, Bose Wave radio with docking station, an automated, fully-stocked private bar and in-room safe. The Calcutta marble bathroom has a deep soaking tub, separate showers, lighted makeup mirrors, dual sinks and a 15-inch LCD TV. Complementing it all is a spectacular view of Red Rock Canyon or the Las Vegas Strip.
  • For special $89 room rates available only to Ante Up guests, please book through this link.

Amenities

  • Casino: 3,000 slot and video poker machines, 60 table games, 206-seat race and sports book, 600-seat bingo hall, 20-seat keno lounge, private high-limit area and 20-table poker room. Gambling age is 21.
  • Dining: Hachi (contemporary Japanese), T-bones (steakhouse), Terra Rossa (Italian), LBS (burgers), Yard House, Sandbar, Grand Cafe, Feast Buffet and a food court and bakery.
  • Other: Spa, pool, health club, amphitheater, lounges, movie theater, bowling lanes, arcade and Kids Quest indoor playground.

Airport
McCarran International Airport (LAS) is 17 miles from Red Rock Casino Resort Spa and the resort offers a complimentary airport shuttle.

Event Overview

If you’ve ever felt priced out of a major tournament series, you won’t at the Red Rock/Ante Up Magazine Poker Challenge Jan. 21-27.

The Ante Up Poker Tour series at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa in Las Vegas features two events with buy-ins of $40, five other tournaments with $100 buy-ins and five mega satellites for $260. It all leads up to a $1,100 Main Event that features four starting flights over two days, with the winner appearing on the cover of the March edition of Ante Up Magazine.

“We put the $40 events in there so there’s something in the afternoon and no one can say there wasn’t an event they couldn’t play,” said Derek Glover, tournament director at Red Rock. “We don’t want to have a weeklong event where somebody says I couldn’t afford anything.”

But make no mistake - there is plenty of higher-limit action for players on the 14-event schedule, including two no-limit hold’em events with buy-ins of $330 or higher, an Omaha event, two bounty tournaments and a 32-player-max heads-up event with a $230 buy-in.

“The heads-up event is getting a lot of buzz already,” Glover said. “I think that’s going to be one of our signature events going forward.”

The highlight, of course, will be the Main Event, which kicks off at noon on Jan. 25, with another flight at 7 p.m. that night and two more flights at the same times on Jan. 26. All advancing players will return at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 to find out who makes the cover of Ante Up.

“Players will start with 15,000 in chips, 40-minute levels and get lots of play on Day 1,” Glover said. “We let them play in multiple Day 1s, so players who carry chips to Day 2 can still play another Day 1 and try to get a bigger stack for Day 2.”

Players who like satellites will find plenty of options, starting with single-table satellites that pay out a $260 voucher that can be used to buy in to an any event, including mega satellites. Vouchers can also be combined with cash. Five $260 mega satellites will play out Jan. 22-24, with the top 20% in each advancing to the Main Event.

When players aren’t in a tournament, they’ll find plenty of cash-game action to keep them busy in Red Rock’s poker room.

“We have real good cash-game action here at Red Rock,” Glover said. “We have 20 tables in the room and normally spread $2-$4, $4-$8 and $6-$12 on the limit games, there’s $1-$2 and $2-$5 on the no-limit and occasionally we get some $5-$10 no-limit games as well. So there’s something for everyone in the cash games.”

And all of this plays out in a AAA Four-Diamond resort that pampers its guests, starting with its luxurious suites that overlook Red Rock Canyon or the Las Vegas Strip. Suites include plush beds, high-definition televisions, Bose radios and deep-soaking tubs. Ante Up players can enjoy an $89 room rate by booking through the link on AnteUpPokerTour.com.

“No one is going to be disappointed with paying $89 for a room at Red Rock,” Glover said. “The rooms are absolutely beautiful.”

Dining options are endless, including Haci, a contemporary Japanese restaurant, and the T-bones steakhouse, plus several casual options, including a food court and buffet. The resort offers plenty of diversions as well, including a spa, resort pool, movie theater, bowling lanes and kids activities. And, of course, an expansive casino with a bingo hall and sportsbook, which will come in handy since the Red Rock/Ante Up Magazine Poker Challenge is just before the Super Bowl.

This is the fourth year in a row that Red Rock has held a January tournament series, and Glover says he’s looking forward to showcasing the property to new and returning players.

“It’s a great opportunity to work with the No. 1 poker publication that there is, so it’s good for us, it’s good for (Ante Up) and it’ll be good for our guests,” he said, adding that the fact that the Main Event winner will appear on the cover of Ante Up is creating quite a buzz. “All the poker players don’t want to have their picture taken unless it’s for the cover of a magazine.”

Schedule

Winner of the Main Event will be featured on the cover of the March 2013 edition of Ante Up Magazine!
Event schedule

  • Monday, Jan. 21, noon: Event #1 No-Limit Hold'em ($220)
  • Monday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m.: Event #2 No-Limit Hold'em ($40 w/$10 rebuys)
  • Monday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m.: Event #3 No-Limit Hold'em ($100 w/$25 bounties)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, noon: Event #4 No-Limit Hold'em ($220)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, 3 p.m.: Event #5 No-Limit Hold'em ($40 w/$10 rebuys)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m.: Event #6 No Limit Hold'em ($100)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3 p.m.: Event #7 Omaha High ($100)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3 p.m.: Event #8 No-Limit Hold'em Heads-Up ($230, 32-player max)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m.: Event #9 No-Limit Hold'em ($100)
  • Thursday, Jan. 24, 3 p.m.: Event #10 No-Limit Hold'em ($220)
  • Thursday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.: Event #11 No-Limit Hold'em ($100 w/$25 bounties)
  • Friday, Jan 25, noon: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1A ($1,100)
  • Friday, Jan. 25, 3 p.m.: Event #12 No-Limit Hold'em ($330)
  • Friday, Jan 25, 7 p.m.: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1B ($1,100)
  • Saturday, Jan. 26, noon: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1C ($1,100)
  • Saturday, Jan. 26, 3 p.m.: Event #13 No-Limit Hold'em ($400 w/$100 bounties)
  • Saturday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1D ($1,100)
  • Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m.: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 2

Structures

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Satellites

In addition to the mega satellites, single-table satellites are available 24 hours a day that pay out $260 vouchers.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, 8 p.m.: $260 (top 20% win Main Event seats)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23, noon: $260 (top 20% win Main Event seats)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m.: $260 (top 20% win Main Event seats)
  • Thursday, Jan. 24, noon: $260 (top 20% win Main Event seats)
  • Thursday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m.: $260 (top 20% win Main Event seats)