Potawatomi Casino

Mid-Summer Classic Poker Tournament

Sunday, July 31 at 10 a.m.
Mid-Summer Classic Poker Tournament

$100,000 No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Tournament
$20,000 Add-on Included

Get in on the action—this is the most we've ever given away in a tournament and the biggest add-on! The buy-in is $400, plus a $40 entry fee and an optional one time add-on of $30.

How to Register: Fire Keeper's Club members can register in person in the Poker Room now through July 29 at midnight. Registration is first-come, first served. Not a member? Learn how to join the Club.

Tournament Date and Time: The tournament will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 31.

How it Works: Any player not seated at 10 a.m. will be blinded out until they arrive. To start, each player will receive $7,500 in tournament chips, and an additional $5,000 in tournament chips if he or she buys the optional add-on. Rounds will be 30 minutes with a 10-minute break after every four rounds.

Winners: The top 20 places will win cash prizes. The top prize is $30,250.

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A Visit with Vince
To increase the excitement surrounding the tournament, that familiar guy you've surely seen gracing the screen in commercials and on billboards, Vince Van Patten, will be here to amp things up a bit. He'll be mixing and mingling with players—and maybe even passing along a helpful hint or two. Here's a sample of the events Vince will be attending:

Saturday, July 30
• Hot Seat Drawings
• T-shirt Giveaway

Sunday, July 31
• Play a hand with Vince in the Poker Room
• Meet and Greet Event

Schedule subject to change. More details to come.

You know his face, but there are probably a few things you don't know about Potawatomi Bingo Casino's spokesman.

For starters, Vince's father is actor Dick Van Patten (best known for his role as Tom Bradford on the popular '70s show, Eight is Enough) and, like his father, Vince got his early start in the entertainment industry. As young as age nine, he was in commercials, followed by guest appearances on more than three-dozen classic TV series and roles in several films.

Van Patten is also an avid tennis player—at the height of his tennis career, he defeated John McEnroe and two other top ten world-ranked pros. In addition to hosting Celebrity Tennis, he is currently the host and commentator of the World Poker Tour, which he has done for nine seasons.

So, when you see him, be sure to say hello—and maybe even ask for some good luck.

 
Level Blinds
1 $50–$100
2 $100–$200
3 $200–$400
4 $300–$600
5 $400–$800
6 $500–$1,000
7 $600–$1,200
8 $800–$1,600
9 $1,000–$2,000 + $100 Ante
10 $1,500–$3,000 + $200 Ante
11 $2,000–$4,000 + $300 Ante
12 $2,500–$5,000 + $400 Ante
13 $3,000–$6,000 + $500 Ante
14 $4,000–$8,000 + $600 Ante
15 $5,000–$10,000 + $800 Ante
16 $6,000–$12,000 + $1,000 Ante
17 $8,000–$16,000 + $1,500 Ante
18 $10,000–$20,000 + $2,000 Ante
Blinds and Antes double every 30 minutes after Round 18.