Gambling NewsCasino GamblingOnline GamblingBlackjackVideo PokerSlotsCrapsPokerRoulette
ReadyBetGo! HomePoker HomePoker RulesPoker StrategyTexas Hold'em StrategyOnline Draw PokerPoker NewsPoker BooksPoker History
Poker Stars
Book Picture
Poker Stars has reopened for most of the world, but not yet in the United States. It is endorsed by professionals like Daniel Negreanu and Chris Moneymaker. The site offers Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha 8/b, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud 8/b, Crazy Pineapple, Crazy Pineapple 8/b, Triple Draw, Royal Hold'em. Table limits range from penny games up to $300-600. The competition leans to the more challenging end of the spectrum.
Play Now at PokerStars!

New Orleans Winter Bayou Poker Championship Set to Begin

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

New Orleans, LA – The largest and most prestigious poker tournament series in the world is coming soon to Harrah’s New Orleans.  For the fourth consecutive year, Harrah’s New
  Orleans will be hosting the south’s premier poker extravaganza, which is sure to attract players not just from the United States, but from all over the world.  The Harrah's New Orleans Winter Bayou Poker Championship will take place from Nov. 26 through Dec. 5, 2007.  This year’s schedule includes ten tournaments, as well as multiple satellites and around-the-clock cash-game action.

Just two weeks before the tournament is set to begin, hotel rooms are still available at a special discounted rate for all poker players.  In cooperation with Harrah’s New Orleans, the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel and Doubletree Hotel are both offering a special rate for poker players at just $79 per night.  Both hotels are located right across the street from the poker action.   To book a room, call the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel at 1-800-996-3426 and ask for the “Harrah’s World Series of Poker Rate” or call the Doubletree Hotel at 1-800-222-8733 and ask for “Rate Code: WSP.”

“This is our fourth straight year to be part of the World Series of Poker and every year this tournament continues to grow ,” said Jim Hoskins, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Harrah’s New Orleans.  “But aside from the great poker action, the best thing we have to offer is warm hospitality, terrific world-class cuisine and entertainment, and all the excitement that comes with visiting the great city of New Orleans.”

This year, a special guest will be playing at the Winter Bayou Poker Championship.  John Tabatabai, a British poker player based in London is scheduled to make the overseas trip to the Crescent City.  Tabatabai is perhaps best known for his runner-up finish in the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, which took place in September.  He won over a million dollars for that finish.  Other top poker pros are also expected to play in New Orleans.  In past years, this tournament has attracted poker superstars including Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Dan Harrington, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Gavin Smith, Phil Gordon, and many others.

For more information about the Winter Bayou Poker Championship, please call 504-533-6578 or visit  The complete tournament schedule follows:

Date Event # Tournament Buy-In
Nov. 26, Monday 1 No Limit Hold'em $300 + $40
Nov. 26, Monday   Mega Satellite 6PM $500 + $50
Nov. 27, Tuesday  2 No Limit Hold'em $500 + $50
Nov. 27, Tuesday   Mega Satellite 6PM $500 + $50
Nov. 28, Wednesday 3 No-Limit Hold'em $500 + $50
Nov. 28, Wednesday 4 No-Limit Hold'em (3PM) $300 + $40
Nov. 28, Wednesday        Mega Satellite 6PM                      $500 + $50
Nov. 29, Thursday 5 No-Limit Hold'em $500 + $50
Nov. 29, Thursday 6 No-Limit Hold'em(3PM) $300+ $40
Nov. 29, Thursday        Mega Satellite 6PM $500 + $50
Nov. 30, Friday 7 No Limit Hold'em $1,000 + $80
Nov. 30, Friday      Mega Satellite 6PM $500 + $50
Dec. 01, Saturday 8 No Limit Hold'em $1,000 + $80
Dec. 01, Saturday   Mega Satellite 6PM $500+$50
Dec. 02, Sunday 9 Ladies No-Limit-10am-one day* $200+$30
Dec. 02, Sunday     Mega Satellite Day** $500+$50
Dec. 03, Monday 10 (Day 1) Circuit Championship (3 days) $5,000 + $150
Dec. 04, Tuesday 10 (Day 2)    
Dec. 05, Wednesday            10 (Day 3) Final Table (2PM)  

Single table satellites:  Every day - 24 hours a day.

Mega Satellite Day**-December 2nd
4 p.m. $500 + $50
8 p.m. $500 + $50

Contact:  Rachel Douglas

Caesars Entertainment
One Caesars Court
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 407-6000
Fax: (901) 762-8637
Caesars Entertainment owns or manages through various subsidiaries more than 40 casinos in three countries, primarily under the Harrah's, Caesars and Horseshoe brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos.
© 2006-2012 ReadyBetGo!

ReadyBetGo! is an independent gambling news and information service. If you plan to play in casinos, ensure
that you are not breaking any local laws. It's up to you to know the legality of your actions when you gamble.