DURANT, Okla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., home to an upscale, exclusive 30 table poker lounge, awarded $1,000,000 in the Choctaw Fall Poker Series, which ran from Sept. 26 to Oct. 7. The tournament was attended by approximately 5,000 amateur and professional players.
“We were happy to continue the tradition of professionally-run, guaranteed poker events and give guests a chance to win a share of a million dollars.”
The Fall Poker Series included a schedule of 30 events and daily guaranteed tournaments. The championship event held on Oct. 7 had a prize pool of $536,410, far exceeding the $300,000 guarantee, with 553 entries.
Event #21 on Oct. 3 was the super Satellite that awarded 100 players a seat into the main event, with almost 400 entrants vying for a seat in the $300,000 guarantee tournament. Professional and local poker players Bob Talbot, Douglas Paxton, Patty Axland, Abraham Araya and Ki Park were just a few of the winners of the event taking home the prize valued at $1,145.
Main event winners were:
- First Place: Sam Merck with $112,650 of Weatherford, TX
- Second Place: JB Harrington with $69,674 of Tuttle, OK
- Third Place: Rickie Merritt with $50,948 of Arlington, TX
“The $1,000,000 Choctaw Fall Poker Series was another world-class poker tournament hosted here at Choctaw Casino Resort with players from varying experience levels and locations across the region,” said James Box, poker room manager. “We were happy to continue the tradition of professionally-run, guaranteed poker events and give guests a chance to win a share of a million dollars.”
The $1,000,000 Choctaw Fall Poker Series is one of many poker events hosted by the casino throughout the year. The next major poker tournament hosted by the casino is the World Series of Poker circuit event from Jan. 2-20, 2014. For more information on upcoming poker events, visit www.ChoctawCasinos.com/Durant.aspx.
About Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla.
The AAA Four Diamond Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, includes 330 hotel rooms, a natatorium, fitness center, business center, full-service spa and three retail outlets. In addition, there are five restaurants, a 175-seat amphitheater, and 110,000 square feet of gaming space, including over 3,500 slot machines, 30 poker tables and 48 table games. For more information, visit www.ChoctawCasinos.com/Durant.aspx, “Like” us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ChoctawResort or follow us on Twitter at @ChoctawResort.