It is getting close to that time of year where poker players have WSOP fever. Since everyone is searching for a way to get into those prestigious games. Here are some ways for ladies to help cover their variance well in Vegas. Included is the added bonus of meeting up with fellow women poker players to develop great friendships and networks while winning some money. These smaller side events have a ton of value and can help players get into their groove before larger events.
Starting June 24th The Grand Poker Series and LIPS poker tour host the Guys and Dolls tag team event. Kicking off at noon for $200 plus fees per couple. What a better way for couples to bond in Vegas than playing a game that they both love together.
Wake up the next day June 25th and head over to Binions for the 6th Annual Poker Classic to play the Ladies No Limit Holdem for $200 plus fees. Last year's game was won by Eleanor Gredger taking home $3875 or head to Ceaser’s Palace Mega Series for the Ladies No Holdem for $200 plus fees will be a tougher field with a larger prize pool. Lorri Broda took down last year’s event for $6650.
On the June 26th The Venetian DeepStack hosts their No Limit Hold’m Ladies Event for a buyin of $400 plus fees. The deep stack structure is a pretty solid structure and is one of the most recognized Vegas poker series outside of the WSOP. Last year they had over 300 players in this event with a prize pool of 90K. Khamsy Nuanmanee took home $21,784 for first place last year.
June 27th is The first Ladies Deepstacks Live Power Poker Training Course hosted at the Golden Nugget this amazing course is being taught by female pros Karina Jett who took second place in the 2011 ladies event last year and Jennifer Leigh “Jennicide” with appearances from Kristy Gazes and two of the hottest male pro poker players, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi and Tristan Wade “Cre8tive”. The day starts at 8 am with registration and training and ends with a game for students at 7 pm in the Grand Ballroom. The winner will have a seat into June 28’s LIPS Ladies WSOP Mega Satellite. Pre register soon for $350 as the price goes up after June 1st. This will be a great opportunity to gain some knowledge and prepare yourself for larger and more prestigious games like the WSOP ladies event. Also on June 27 the High Heels Poker Tour "Red Stiletto" Ladies Only Team Event hits off at MGM Grand for $540 per team/$180 per individual plus fees. Why not join in with two other female players for a chance at cashing in twice?
Next on June 28th is the LIPS Ladies WSOP Mega Satellite at the Golden Nugget for $130 plus fees. The winners of this event win a seat to both the LIPS Grand Championship at the Golden Nugget and $1070 to play in the WSOP ladies event at the RIO. Looking for a way to try to get into the Ladies WSOP at a reasonable price? Here is the last chance at The the High Heel Poker Tour Sit & Go Extravaganza at Treasure Island Resort & Casino at 4pm with the low buy in of $125 will help one in every 10 claim a seat in the WSOP Ladies Event.
The WSOP Ladies Event, $1000 buyin 3 day event kicks off on June 29th with a starting stack of 3000 and 60 minute levels. The WSOP will be the perfect opportunity to strike it rich and gain fame. Last year Marsha Wolak took home $192,344 after surviving a field of over 1000 ladies. It will also will be a nice chance to win a little bling, with the newly designed WSOP bracelet. Also on June 29th is the last chance to win your seat into the LIPS Grand Championship Mega at the Golden Nugget with the $50 plus fees one in five players will win their seat into July 1st Championship.
July 1st play in the LIPS Poker Queen Grand Championship $200 plus fees, what a great way to end the weekend with your chance to win not only your share of the prize pool but a chance at a bracelet. Last year Angela Gellinas took home the bracelet after making a deal with Stephanie LesPerance to split the prize pool for first and second each taking home $11,346.
Also at the Golden Nugget at 7 pm play in the US Ladies Poker Championship Weekend Package Mega Satellite. The buyin is $65 plus fees and one in ten players walk away with a seat into $350 US Ladies Poker Championship Seat for the game on Sept 1st, 2012, a $100 Premium Seating ticket for The Women in Poker Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony and $200 in cash.
Looking for a place to stay? If cost is a issue, stay in downtown Vegas for a fraction of the cost as on the Strip. Regardless of where you stay, check with the poker room for deals and promotions. Some hotels will knock off some of the cost or upgrade your room for playing in their tournaments or at their cash tables. Check out some shows, the outlet mall and make sure that no matter what games you are playing you experience everything Vegas has to offer.