Monday, June 06, 2011

Wild tournament

When I first saw this, I thought it was a joke. But a check of the Riviera poker room's Facebook page and Twitter feed confirm it:

Starting tomorrow night...and continuing throughout the summer on EVERY Monday MONKEY'S MIDNIGHT MADNESS at the Riviera Poker Room. Ready for the details?

Time of tourney: 12:00 midnight.
Entry Fee: $125. $10 add on gets you $2000...all $10 of those dollars WILL go to the dealers.
Bounty: Whack the $100.
Structure: $12,000 chips (with add on) 15 minute levels. Very few levels left out.
Expected time needed to Win: 4 to 5 hours, max.
Rules: NO RULES! I have arranged to have ZERO rules enforced. Showing cards, talking in the hand, offensive language (within reason)...anything goes.
Prize Payout: A very unique 'Winner Take All' format. However...the players will have the right to chop the money any way they can all agree to.
High Hand Drinking Torture: Every orbit...the person with the highest hand...will be required to pound a red snapper (or shot of their choice). A few excuses will be accepted to avoid this. A membership card in AA. The presence of a glucometer (diabetes) or a table side liver dialysis machine (liver failure) would be good examples.
STRIPPERS: The ladies of Vegas who earn their living slip sliding their way up and down poles and not on the felt, will be afforded a complimentary entry. We already have two confirmed entries, as well as one from a porn star. Yup...Kai Landry and I have gone the full distance to make sure all of you late night, poker drunks have everything to make your experience at Monkey's Drunkfest a night to remember.

I can't make up my mind what to think about this. It certainly sounds...interesting.


NT said...

You can tell they're really going for those WOMEN poker players!

Steve said...

Doesn't sound that much over the top than what you'd see in most overnight tourneys at Southern California casinos. Hawaiian Gardens (now promoting itself heavily as "The Gardens") Casino, for one, is also known for having NO RULES WHATSOEVER against showing cards, being roaring drunk, or talking about the hand during play. And that's both inside and outside of tournaments. Sigh.

manInBlack said...


Rakewell said...

MIB: Apparent so. So what? What's your point?

John G. Hartness said...

I'm sure it surprises no one that my first thought was "I'd play in that tournament." With my bucket of beer in hand!

Colfax said...

I'd at least love to railbird this.