Hello my lovely fans if I have any out there in the internet world. Life is good here in Deadwood. Everyone is working very hard to put together Mardi Gras for March 4-5, but I am not here today to talk about Mardi Gras believe it or not. I would like to put a bug in your ear about the First Annual Championship this event is a Texas hold ‘em tournament that will take place on May 13 to 15 at the Silverado-Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Complex in Deadwood.

There is going to be big money involved in this tournament! The Tournament is only going to have 320 seats available and if all of the seats are taken up the total prize payout for the Championships tournament will be $320,000. Right now I am wishing I was better at Texas’em, so I could win some of that money! The only thing I win at is the Deal or No Deal machine.

The Silverado-Franklin and nine of the tribal casinos will hold satellite poker for this tournament. Then of course the Championship will be held in the Silverado-Franklin. The Championship’s buy-in is $1,100. You must reserve a seat by May with a $100 deposit and if you pay two weeks in advance you get 10 percent off lodging at the Historic Franklin Hotel. To reserve a seat, call 605-578-3670, extension 637. For event details, visit the South Dakota State Poker Championship website.

Hope everyone is considering to join this Tournament and if not I just hope to see you here in Historic Deadwood where the fun never ends! Happy Friday everyone!