LINCOLN, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Thunder Valley Casino Resort is proud to serve as the official host of the Heartland Poker Tour starting this Friday, Sept. 20 and running through Sept. 30. The Heartland Poker Tour Main Event is the first nationally televised poker event at Thunder Valley and the first time the tour has traveled to Northern California.
“We are looking forward to providing poker enthusiasts with a very memorable experience at our AAA Four Diamond accredited resort.”
The series will include the nationally-televised Main Event with three starting flights and a full schedule of cash tournaments and qualifying events. Several professional players will participate in the tournament including Lon McEachern, the World Series of Poker commentator on ESPN.
“Over the years, Thunder Valley has established itself as the region’s premier poker destination and we are thrilled to host such a prestigious tournament,” said Dawn Clayton, General Manager of Thunder Valley Casino Resort. “We are looking forward to providing poker enthusiasts with a very memorable experience at our AAA Four Diamond accredited resort.”
The top nine players in the tournament’s Main Event will move to the Final Table to play in front of 16 cameras for a pair of hour-long episodes set to air nationwide. The Final Table of the Heartland Poker Tour will take place on Monday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast live on Thunder Valley’s official Poker Room blog at pokerroom.thundervalleyresort.com.
Founded in Minnesota, the Heartland Poker Tour first broke out of the Midwest in 2007 with an event in Las Vegas and has since executed televised tournaments in New York, Arizona, Florida, and the Caribbean. Californians have been successful at Heartland Poker Tour events across the country for years, traveling most often to major tournaments in Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and Black Hawk, Colorado.
For more information on the Heartland Poker Tour or to view a full schedule of cash tournaments and qualifying events, visit http://www.hptpoker.com/eventinfo.php?yid=2013&eid=17.
Thunder Valley Casino Resort has been in the elite ranks of AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort destinations since 2011. Located 30 miles east of Sacramento, Thunder Valley Casino Resort offers 250,000 square feet of gaming space – including over 2,700 slot and video machines, 113 table games and a live poker room with space for 210 players.
Thunder Valley has 14 restaurants and bars, including High Steaks Steakhouse, Red Lantern and a 500-seat Buffet as well as Mingle Bar, Falls Bar, Thunder Bar and High Steaks Bar. Thunder Valley Casino Resort is also home to a luxury, 17-story hotel with 297 rooms, including 40 suites and an expansive outdoor pool complete with private cabanas and Coconut, a poolside bar.
The Spa at Thunder Valley features a wide variety of treatments including the exclusive 24-carat gold leaf facial. Also on property is a 3,700-space parking structure that leads guests directly into the casino and hotel. For more information on upcoming promotions, entertainment and ticket sales, or to make a reservation at Thunder Valley’s AAA Four Diamond resort, visit www.thundervalleyresort.com.
The United Auburn Indian Community opened Thunder Valley in June 2003.