Wichitans looking to head a different direction to take in a World Series Of Poker Circuit tour stop that is a good bet to generate large prize pools in a beautiful location ought to take a look west to Black Hawk, Colorado. Thursday, March 14, through Sunday, March 25, The Lodge Casino plays host to the Colorado’s first WSOPC stop. And if the million dollar prize pools for past Heartland Poker Tour events are any indication, this is not a stop to be missed.
Event #1, $365 no-limit hold-em, kicks off the tournament schedule and is the first of twelve ring events. Event #6 is the solo non-no-limit hold'em ring event, $365 Omaha high-low-split eight-or-better. Non-ring events include $250 ladies and seniors events. Satellites to the 4-day main event begin March 14 as well. Scheduled as event #10, $1,675 no-limit hold'em with re-entries, it begins Friday, March 22. The March 25 final table will be broadcast on ESPN 3.
Players looking to make the journey to Black Hawk can take advantage of special WSOP tournament room rates. The Lodge Casino weekday rates will be $89 with weekends offered at $109 per night. The drive from Wichita to Black Hawk can be expected to take just under eight hours to travel the approximately 550 miles by interstate. Take I-35 north of Wichita to Salina to catch westbound I-70. Black Hawk is approximately 45 minutes west of Denver. Leaving Denver on I-70 take exit 244, US 6. US 6 will connect into HWY 119. It will continue into Black Hawk. Directions are supplies on The Lodge Casino website.