Binion’s Poker Classic – Action Continues at Former Home of WSOPTweet Share
As Las Vegas prepares to host another World Series of Poker, the former home of the WSOP is set for a tournament of its own. Binion’s Gambling Hall and Hotel (formerly The Horseshoe) was the original home of the World Series of Poker. And, while the Super Bowl of poker no longer graces the Binion’s stage, the Glitter Gulch icon plays host to the fourth annual Binion’s Poker Classic while the WSOP plays out across town at the Rio.
With World Series of Poker event buy-ins ranging from $1,000 to $50,000, the Binion’s Poker Classic offers 46 events over 48 days with buy-ins starting as low as $100. Call it the poor man’s WSOP if you will, but the downtown event is most definitely not a second rate affair. Quite the contrary.
As one might expect from the birthplace of the world’s most prestigious tournament, Binion’s knows how to do poker right. This year’s Poker Classic should exceed the 10,000 or so participants it saw in 2009 as players find a huge selection of events on the current slate — No-Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, H.O.R.S.E. and more. Beginning May 26 with the $100 buy-in Casino Employees’ NLHE event, to the Main Event slated for June 30, to the final NLHE event on July 11, there’s more than a month and a half of poker tournament action at a fraction of WSOP buy ins.
For players who might find themselves priced out of the action at the 2010 World Series of Poker, the Fourth Annual Binion’s Poker Classic may be just the ticket. To participate in any of Binion’s events this year, simply register on the day you’d like to play. And, while you’re there, be sure to check out Binion’s Gallery of Champions and Poker Hall of Fame to catch a glimpse into the history of big time poker in Las Vegas.