The Poker Room at Palm Beach Kennel Club is partnering with the Card Player Poker Tour this January to ring within the New Year with an action-packed match sequence.
“Things are bouncing back here with players returning, and we expect even more to return soon,” stated Palm Beach Kennel Club Card Room Director Noah Carbone. “We are alive and well and things are thriving here. If someone is looking for a safe and friendly place to play poker, where better to spend some of the winter than here in South Florida?”
The eight-event pageant is scheduled to run from Jan. 1-10, 2020, with $45,000 in assured prize cash together with a $25,000 assure on the $350 buy-in no-limit maintain’em occasion that runs from Jan. 8-10. The first seven tournaments on the schedule are all single-day occasions. All occasions will begin at 12:15 p.m. native time, with limitless re-entry out there by means of the primary break.
This will mark the third time that PBKC and the CPPT have joined forces. The first CPPT sequence occurred in 2013. The $1,100 buy-in no-limit maintain’em major occasion for that sequence drew 287 entries, with eventual champion John McNulty incomes $68,191 because the eventual champion.
The five-event CPPT PBKC sequence held in December of 2019 was highlighted by a $60,000 assured $230 buy-in match. From a subject of 548 entries, the ultimate eight gamers agreed to a chop in that occasion with Diego Lezcano rising with the title and a payday of $11,225.
Safety First At PBKC
This would be the first main poker sequence held on the iconic West Palm Beach poker hotspot because the venue reopened in May following practically two months of closure as a result of COVID-19 outbreak. It has now been greater than six months since PBKC resumed operations with new protocols in place to assist make sure the well being and security of visitors and staff.
“We’re very excited to have everybody back and return to some form of normalcy; the new normal, as one might call it,” Carbone stated. “With all of the safety procedures we have put into place, we have full confidence that when you come into the Kennel Club, you are in as safe of an area as you could be in.”
PBKC utilized the downtime to deep clear all the facility, establishing the ‘PBKC Clean Team’ whereas additionally growing new procedures to supply one of the best and most secure poker product to their clients.
“The period in which the facility was closed, every minute of that time was spent coming up with a comprehensive plan to provide a safe product for our customers. What we’ve seen over time is that our plan has not only been very effective, but also well received by the players.”
Cardroom patrons are required to move by means of a compulsory customer screening zone the place visitors have their temperature checked and are required to signal a waiver. The PBKC is following CDC tips and native authorities suggestions, and has plenty of precautions and procedures in place.
Signage reminding guests to social distance is discovered all through the ability, with hand sanitizer out there at entrances and all through the constructing. At the desk, hand sanitizer is utilized in lieu of a supplier button. When a participant has the sanitizer, they’re inspired to make use of it. All sellers and gamers are required to put on masks, and sanitize their palms upon arriving on the desk. For the CPPT sequence, tables will play nine-handed aside from the six-max occasion.
The PBKC has discovered nice success up to now using what they confer with as ‘game containment’ for money video games.
“We asked players to pick their game for the day, and that would be where they played for the duration of their session,” stated Carbone. “We followed that up by having the dealer’s rotation being restricted as well.”
Cards are sanitized previous to being launched to any recreation, and are modified incessantly. Chips are additionally not recirculated till they’ve been totally sanitized.
“We have had no issues within the room,” Carbone continued. “We haven’t backed off any of those procedures. Us being steadfast in what we are doing, essentially creating a new norm for the poker room, has shown huge dividends in player safety, player retention, and the longevity of the game.”
A full itemizing of COVID-19 security measures will be discovered on the PBKC’s official web site, pbkennelclub.com.
About Palm Beach Kennel Club
The Palm Beach Kennel Club first opened in 1932, and can have fun its 89th anniversary this coming Feb. 17. The Poker Room opened in 1997, and since that point has grown into one of many largest and greatest poker rooms in Florida. The elegant, non-smoking venue contains 64 tables unfold throughout a spacious room.
“We have a large facility, so you won’t see tables on top of each other,” stated Carbone. “We have one of the largest card room in the state of Florida, so that gives us the ability to space the tables out more so than some rooms which might have to pack them in a little bit tighter.”
The present hours for The Poker Room are 9 a.m. – 3 a.m. Sunday by means of Thursday, with prolonged hours of 9 a.m. – 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The room gives plenty of promotions for gamers, as properly.
“Our bad beat jackpot is traditionally one of the largest in the state. As we speak it is currently over $150,000 and is still growing. We have high hand promotions that run most days from noon to midnight, every 20 minutes, with double high hands running on most weekends,” Carbone shared.
Palm Beach Kennel Club was based as a greyhound racing venue in 1932, however in 2018 Florida voters determined that greyhound racing ought to come to an finish within the state.
“The last day of live dog racing will be Dec. 31, the day before this tournament series begins,” stated Carbone. “Visitors who are interested will be able to catch what will officially be the last race ever run in Florida, which will run on New Year’s Eve. Though greyhound racing is coming to an end, the poker offerings are going to be even better than before.”
In addition to poker, Palm Beach Kennel Club additionally offers one of the best in simulcast wagering from the nation’s prime services. There are greater than 500 TV displays across the room for followers to observe, wager, and win. Players also can catch all their favourite school and NFL video games, together with different widespread sports activities broadcasts.
PBKC additionally gives a variety of scrumptious eating decisions, with each the Paddock Restaurant and The Terrace Restaurant open for lunch day by day and for dinners on Friday and Saturday. In accordance with security protocols, consuming meals on the tables is presently prohibited. Drinks might be served with tabletop cup holders, which might be sanitized prior to every use.
The Paddock Restaurant gives wonderful eating in a classy, expansive eating room that includes a commanding view of the fast-paced motion. All meals are cooked to order with the freshest substances. There are a number of day by day chef’s specials and an excellent wine listing to enrich any meal. The Terrace Restaurant, positioned on the observe’s second ground, gives lighter, quicker fare, with one thing for everybody to get pleasure from.
The PBKC and CPPT Look Forward To Seeing You Soon!
With intensive security protocols in place, the Palm Beach Kennel Club is about to welcome the CPPT as their first poker tour since reopening in late May. The eight-event sequence is certain to be an action-packed technique to kick off 2021 in type.
For extra data on the CPPT, go to the tour homepage at www.cardplayerpokertour.com.
Here is a take a look at the schedule of occasions for the 2021 CPPT Palm Beach Kennel Club:
|1||1/1/2020||$125||No-Limit Hold’em||$5k Guarantee|
|2||1/2/2020||$230||No-Limit Hold’em||$5k Guarantee|
|3||1/3/2020||$125||Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em||$2k Guarantee|
|5||1/5/2020||$125||Turbo No-Limit Hold’em|
|6||1/6/2020||$230||Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB||$3k Guarantee|
|7||1/7/2020||$125||No-Limit Hold’em||$3k Guarantee|
|8||1/8/2020||$350||No-Limit Hold’em / Day 1A||$25k Guarantee|
|8||1/9/2020||$350||No-Limit Hold’em / Day 1B||$25k Guarantee|
|8||1/10/2020||$350||No-Limit Hold’em / Day 2||$25k Guarantee|
Before You Visit
• All clients and staff may have their temperature checked upon arrival.
• Masks might be required by all clients and staff.
• Games might be performed with a delegated variety of gamers to be decided by administration.
• The ready space is not going to be utilized. Players might be seated upon arrival and video games will start when the designated variety of gamers is achieved.
• Chips might be remoted to a particular desk. Once chips have been launched to a recreation, they will solely come off the desk in drop containers, supplier ideas, or by cashing out. Once chips are faraway from play, they won’t be recirculated till after they’re sanitized.
• Eating meals on the tables might be prohibited. Drinks might be served with tabletop cup holders, which might be sanitized previous to being issued to a brand new buyer.
• Hand sanitizer might be utilized in lieu of a supplier button. When a participant has the sanitizer, they’re inspired to make use of it. Dealers will even sanitize their palms after arriving on the desk.