A Look at Upcoming Poker Tournaments

The world of live poker is really going to start to ramp up soon as the World Series of Poker will be taking place during the summer. Those that want to play live poker don’t have to wait for the big events though as there are smaller tournaments always going on. 

There are two big tournaments taking place this weekend, with one being in New York and the other in Las Vegas. These events are not going to attract the biggest names in live poker, but it will still provide a chance to win money. 

Here is a look at each of the tournaments and what is to be expected from each event. 

Embracing Poker Events in Las Vegas

The Charity Series of Poker is making a return to Las Vegas Nevada as the Embracing Poker Event is scheduled to take place. This is the latest of a long line of charity poker tournaments in an effort to raise money for a good cause. 

All of the action is first going to start at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club on May 17th, before moving to Via Brasil Steakhouse on May 18th. After a silent auction, there will be a celebrity poker event and the money will go towards The Embracing Project. 

The top prize at this event will be just $5,000, but some big poker players are still expected to compete. Since this event will benefit charity, most of the prize money will be donated back to the project anyways. 

This is going to be a poker tournament with a ton of big eyes on it as well as tickets for the evening cost just $100. This will be played as a turbo style, and that should allow all of the action to take place quickly. 

Big Series Coming to New York

The Turning Stone Resort Casino will be hosting the East Coast Poker Championships from May 17-19, and this is always a popular event each year. The buy-in for this event is set at just $460 and there is a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000. 

Since the buy-in for this event is going to be so low, it’s going to take awhile for the all of the action to conclude. That is why there are three days scheduled for this tournament, and players are going to be eliminated each day. 

There will be starting flights for this tournament as well, and players can actually play their way into this event. Qualifying events are being held and those turbo tournaments come with a free entry into the main event. 

New York is a state with a very large casino industry, but it’s not one that tends to put up a ton of big results. The Oneida Indian Nation owns and operates the Turning Stone Resort Casino, and it’s a property that is known for hosting large events. 

There were 474 entries into this tournament a year ago, and an even larger number of players are expected to compete in the 2024 edition.


A sports enthusiast, Ryan helps cover sports betting news from around the country, highlighting some of the more interesting events going on in the USA.