Golden Nugget Las Vegas Offers Winter Classic Poker Tournament

Written By Derek Helling on December 9, 2022
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Golden Nugget Las Vegas casino is welcoming players to ante up to start 2023 in a big way.

The 2023 Grand Poker Series Winter Classic offers eight days of hold’em games with a range of buy-ins and guarantees to start off the new year.

Additionally, the event will also feature a charitable element, softening the blow of potentially losing in the tournament.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas announces winter tourney details

According to Golden Nugget, the tournament will run Jan. 9 – 14 and feature six starting flights with $100,000 guarantees. Buy-ins for certain events will range from $125 to $250. Altogether, the tournament will contain a total of 24 separate events.

Guarantees for events with lower buy-ins will start at $3,000 and escalate to $50,000. While all but one of the events will feature No Limit Hold’Em, the various events will offer differing amounts of starting chips and durations of blind levels commensurate with the buy-ins.

This tournament was formerly known as the Moose Poker Tournament Series. Despite the name change, the corresponding organization is still involved.

Moose International takes part in Golden Nugget poker event

Moose International is a public service organization active throughout the United States. This year, over 900 people who are members of the organization intend to take part in Golden Nugget’s Grand Poker Series Winter Classic.

Golden Nugget says that its poker room features 13 tables.

Aiding Moose International in its endeavors during the event will be the Moose Main Event, for which there is no buy-in. The pot from that event will go to the organization to fund its operations.

That participation from Moose International along with the same from other avid players should mean that there is plenty of action in the Las Vegas casino poker room during the event.

While the opportunity to benefit the organization is the focus of the event, a chance to win part of thousands of dollars in guarantees certainly can’t hurt interest.

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Derek Helling is a lead writer for PlayUSA. Helling focuses on breaking news, including legislation and litigation in the gaming industry. He enjoys reading hundreds of pages of a gambling bill or lawsuit for his audience. Helling completed his journalism degree at the University of Iowa.

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