NOV 1-7, 2013 â€˘ LAS VEGAS
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Welcome to the first ever Great American Poker Challenge! Our mission for the GAPC is to ‘bring the fun back to poker’ and that means providing you a poker experience like no other. It starts at the tables with incredible guarantees, more exciting formats and the $50,000 National Championship! But the experience doesn't stop when you aren't at the tables. We have nightly parties with entertainment and great drink specials along with an incredible staff here to provide you with a level of service that no other major poker event can. Above all, the GAPC is about you, the players! If it wasn’t for each and every one of you, we would not be here. Thank you for being part of this historic event!
Glenn McCrory Eastern Poker Tour
Mike Matsinger World Tavern Poker
3 TA BLES 3 TA
Please remember that Planet Hollywood and its staff are in charge of all poker tournaments, rulings and payouts. What they say goes, so please be respectful as they are working hard for you!
THE GUARANTEES Some of you may have come to the GAPC with the intention of playing in only a few tournaments. But with these types of GUARANTEES, you may want to add a few tournaments to your schedule so you can take home some serious cash! Friday @ 8pm - EARLY STRIKERS - $85 total buy in $10,000 GUARANTEED! Saturday @ 8pm - $100 total buy in $15,000 GUARANTEED! Monday @ 4pm - PLAYER'S CHAMPIONSHIP - $125 total buy in $20,000 GUARANTEED!
We have put together a great mix of buy-ins and tournament structures to keep the excitement at the tables going all week long!
Tournament Registration will be open for all tournaments during the entire event. However, one hour prior to the start of each tournament, only that tournament's registration will be open.
GREAT FOOD INCLUDED
PLAY POKER IN THE PIT
The PIT Drink Specials
The PIT brings the party to poker. Once each tournament is down to the Final 24 players, they enter The PIT where their friends can cheer them on while sipping on a cold drink. PLUS Planet Hollywood has great drink specials!
So when you are not in the game, come party with us in The PIT! Donâ€™t forget to get your I PLAYED POKER IN THE PIT T-shirts at the GAPC Store.
The Tournaments Here are a few of our key tournaments that have a little ‘twist’. Crazy Pineapple Poker This is awesome! Crazy Pineapple is just like No Limit Hold 'em except... • Three Starting Cards • Discard one after the flop Tag Team Poker Championship • 2 players per team / 2 live stacks • Players switch seats throughout the tournament
S AT U R D AY N I G H T | 1 0 : 0 0 P M - 1 : 0 0 A M This is the perfect time to meet up with old poker friends or meet some new ones (before you take their chips at the table).
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Battle Of The Sexes Women vs. Men: Who are the better players? • 2 Tournaments at once (men and women) • Top player from each tourney play heads up Speed Poker Quick decisions bring home the cash in this one • 5 seconds to act • 15 minute blinds Bounty Hunter Get cash for every player you knock out! • $25 green casino chip for every player you knock out
MONDAY NIGHT 9PM - 12AM Miracle Mile #183 ARE YOU KIDDING ME? $15 for a 3 hour Open Bar for domestic drafts and well drinks. Plus sports on the TVs, beer pong and 200 of your closest poker friends and family. Note: Party Badge required for $15 special.
DON’T MISS THIS ONE | IT COULD GET CRAZY! *Note:
T U E S D AY N I G H T A
Miracle Mile #570 The party starts at 7:30 for the TD VIP Party (must have TD ticket to attend) and then the full party kicks off at 8:30pm! Remember, you need a party badge to enter. Sorry, no exceptions, but you can purchase one at our Customer Service Desk.
GREAT FOOD INCLUDED • Grilled Chicken • Hot Wings
• Mozz. Sticks • Salad
• Beef Sliders • And more!
UNBELIEVABLE DRINKS • $5 Jack Daniels • $5 Svedka Vodka
• $5 Jager Shots • $5 Lemon Drop Shots • $5 Kamikazee Shots • $7 Jager Bombs
ENTERTAINMENT Upstairs • Pool • Darts • Beer Pong • Shuffle Board • Sports on the TVs
Downstairs • Awards/Recognition • 80’s Karaoke Contest • Costume Contest (80’s style) • Dancing/Dee Jay (late night)
PLEASE GET THERE EARLY!
Table seating is limited, so get here early!
WTP Tournament Director Appreciation Party Tuesday Night - 7:30pm @ DB's.
The Structures National Championships & Cash Tournaments Each tournament will follow the blind levels below with varying times and starting chips based on buy in amounts. Starting Chips: 20,000
LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
SMALL/BIG 25/50 50/100 100/200 200/400 300/600 400/800 600/1,200 800/1,600 1,000/2,000 1,500/3,000 2,000/4,000 3,000/6,000 4,000/8,000 6,000/12,000
FOOD & DRINK
The GAPC has partnered with a number of local establishments to give you some great discounts on food & drink. YOU MUST show your badge at each location to receive the discounts below.
DISCOUN T CARD
Blind Levels: 20 minutes
LEVEL 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
SMALL/BIG 8,000/16,000 10,000/20,000 15,000/30,000 20,000/40,000 30,000/60,000 40,000/80,000 60,000/120,000 80,000/160,000 100,000/200,000 150,000/300,000 200,000/400,000 300,000/600,000 400,000/800,000 500,000/1,000,000
Note: Blinds will continue to increase at TD's discretion
Spice Market Buffet Inside Planet Hollywood (PH) 25% Off Entire Check
Planet Dailies Planet Hollywood Casino 20% Off Food & Beverage
Blondies Miracle Mile #183 20% Off Total Bill $20 All You Can Drink (3-6pm, Mon-Fri)
Cheeseburger, Las Vegas Miracle Mile #350 Free 16oz domestic draft with purchase of entrĂŠe Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville The Flamingo Hotel/Casino 20% Off Food & Beverage
Fat Tuesday Miracle Mile #445 $9 32oz Frozen Drinks and $7 refills FRESH Grill and Bar Miracle Mile #420 20% Off Food & Beverage $3 Off Snobar Alcohol Infused Popsicle Buca di Beppo The Excalibur Casino 20% Off Food & Beverage
Earl of Sandwich PH (across from sports book) 20% Off Food & Beverage Planet Hollywood Rest Caesar's Forum Shops 20% Off Food & Beverage db's Pong and Pool Buy 1 Large Pizza, get small free. $20 Drafts & Well OPEN BAR 6-10 pm Mon-Fri
The Structures (cont'd)
ONLY $30 ! UPGRADE
Buy-Ins/Starting Stacks/Blind Times Championship Shoot Outs
Bought a Poker Only ticket because you were a bit nervous? Well now is the time to upgrade. Visit our Customer Service area and upgrade for only $30. Your Party Ticket gives you access to the Warm Up Party, Open Bar Party, Championship Party PLUS the 80’s Big Hair Rock Band Party complete with dinner!
Re-Entry As with most major casino tournaments, there will be reentry for the first 8 blind levels of each event. A re-entry means that you must leave your table, and register (full cost of tournament) at the Tournament Cage. You will then be given a new table and seat assignment as if you were a new player coming in.
Note: Buy-Ins/Payouts For $65 Tournaments $49 goes to the prize pool, $10 is withheld by Planet Hollywood as a maintenance fee and $6 to the dealers’ toke For $85 Tournaments $65 goes to the prize pool, $14 is withheld by Planet Hollywood as a maintenance fee and $6 to the dealers’ toke For $100 Tournaments $75 goes to the prize pool, $18 is withheld by Planet Hollywood as a maintenance fee and $7 to the dealers’ toke For $125 Tournaments $100 goes to the prize pool, $18 is withheld by Planet Hollywood as a maintenance fee and $7 to the dealers’ toke
$20,000 GUARANTEED P L AY E R ’ S C H A M P I O N S H I P
Monday Nov 4, 4 pm Only $125 Total Buy In! All players with a GAPC badge can play!
DO NOT WAIT TO SIGN UP!
FAQs Do I have to wear my badge at all times?
Yes! You will not be able to enter tournaments and parties without one.
Why do I need a badge/ticket to play in the cash tournaments?
These badge/tickets make this a semi-private event and help offset the costs of putting together this week-long poker party.
Does my guest need a badge/ticket to get into the parties?
Yes. Everyone will need a Red Party Badge to enter the parties. Party Only Badges are available at the GAPC Cust. Service for only $35 ($30 if you already have a poker badge).
I didn’t qualify for the National Championship, can I still play? No. This is a qualifier tournament only.
My friend qualified but isn’t going to be here, can I take his/ her seat?
No. National Championship seats are not transferrable.
Will there be food at the parties?
The Tuesday Night Party has a full lineup of food, while the other three have entertainment and great drink specials. BUT REMEMBER! Your badge/ticket is also good for food/drink specials at a dozen establishments!
DON'T FORGET TO TURN YOU CLOCKS BACK SATURDAY NIGHT!
Things to See on the Strip Flamingo Hotel – Flamingo Habitat Daily: 8am – Dusk; Pelican feedings at 8:30am & 2pm Harrah’s – Big Elvis Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 2pm, 3pm & 5pm Venetian – Living Statues St. Mark's Sq.: 10am - 6pm Ann Taylor: Noon - 8pm Gondolier March 9:50am and 4:20pm
HOLLIE'S STRIP TRIP Come see The Strip with Hollie and other GAPC players. Sunday 1:00pm meeting at FAT TUESDAY (inside PH) for a drink and then the trip begins! Check with Hollie for the details.
Mirage – The Volcano Hourly 6am - 11pm Caesar’s Palace – Fall of Atlantis Hourly 10am - 11pm Bellagio - Fountains Daily 3:00pm - Midnight every 1/2 hour Conservatory & Botanical Gardens 24/7
CHAMPIONSHIP CHAMPIONSHIP PA R T Y PA R T Y
WEDNESDAY NIGHT | 9 PM WEDNESDAY NIGHT | 9 PM London Club (adjacent to the poker area) London Club (adjacent to the poker area) Let’s end the week with a bang! We will be Let’s end the with a Club bang!while We the will first be ever partying in week the London partying the London Club while the crowned first ever right GAPCinNational Champion is being GAPC National Champion is being crowned right around the corner. We have plenty of action for the night including; around the corner. We have plenty of action for the night including; Live Music: Mama’s Black Sheep is in the house and you have never heard 2 Live Music: Mama’s Sheeplike is in the house 2 musicians belt out Black great tunes these ladies and do. you Plushave they never will beheard taking musicians out great requestsbelt all night long.tunes like these ladies do. Plus they will be taking requests all night long. Dirty Trivia: The night starts out R-rated and slowly moves through to XXX Dirty night slowly moves to XXX withTrivia: a lot ofThe cash on starts the lineout to R-rated be won and by the teams with through the dirtiest minds! with a lot of cash the line atolittle be won by the teams withlot the Plus great drinkon specials, dancing and a whole of dirtiest fun! minds! Plus great drink specials, a little dancing and a whole lot of fun!
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FREE TO GAPC BADGE HOLDERS You must get a ticket to this event by visiting the GAPC Cust Service Table. SEATING IS LIMITED! (must have a ticket to attend)
Sunday Nov 3 10:00 am Here in the Poker Area
2 PLAYERS/TEAM | 2 LIVE STACKS
Sunday Nov 3 7:00 PM DO NOT WAIT TO SIGN UP!
Find Your Table Quickly!
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GAPC Cust. Service
GAPC Ticket Pick Up
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Parties at LONDON CLUB