The poker site on the MGM Grand is redistributing unused jackpot cash from three unopened Las Vegas Strip by way of three separate freeroll tournaments.
All MGM Resorts properties on the Las Vegas Strip are actually open, however three of these properties, Mandalay Bay, Excalibur and Mirage, have but to reopen its poker rooms. Since the jackpot cash is taken from the gamers as additional rake and used to fund the room’s promotions, the casinos can’t take that cash and should discover a method to give it again to the gamers.
Each closed room could have its personal freeroll with the jackpot cash funding the prize pool. The first freeroll will use Mandalay Bay’s $24,022 unused jackpot cash and can happen at present at 5 p.m. Mirage’s $69,804 might be up for grabs on Nov. 17 and Excalibur’s $27,837 will fund a match prize pool on Dec. 1.
While there hasn’t been an official announcement but by any of the three properties, the truth that the unused jackpot cash is being redistributed makes it more likely than not that these rooms might be closed for good.
While Excalibur was by no means a lot of a poker vacation spot, Mandalay Bay hosted a number of World Poker Tour important occasions throughout the peak of the poker increase. Before the increase, Mirage was residence to the largest poker video games in Las Vegas.
During one of the crucial well-known poker scenes in film historical past within the 1998 basic Rounders, important character Mike McDermott, performed by Matt Damon, uttered the road “I want him to think I’m pondering a call, but all I’m really thinking about is Vegas and the f***ing Mirage” proper earlier than he misplaced his complete bankroll.
Registration for at present’s freeroll is already closed, however you’ll be able to join the second match beginning on Nov. 11 and the ultimate match will open registration on Nov. 25.