Be All-In For The Action: Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada to Host Sixth Annual Poker Tournament

Be All-In For The Action: Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada to Host Sixth Annual Poker Tournament
For the sixth year in a row, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada (JA) will host its much-anticipated annual poker tournament on Saturday, June 11 (Pictured: Poker Dealer – Photo credit: Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada)

Registration begins at 11 a.m. with cards in the air by 12 p.m. For the first time, this year’s tournament will take place at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Mezzanine Level.

Last Year's First Place Winner
Last Year’s First Place Winner

Photo credit: Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada.

Texas hold ’em will be the name of this game. This variation of poker enables a large group of people to play at once with the focus being just as much on the cards as the betting.

JA’s tournament routinely attracts poker professionals, aspiring players and spectators. More than 200 players are expected to register. The grand prize? A coveted seat at the World Series of Poker’s Main Event taking place this summer at Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino (a $10,000 value).

Lisa Song Sutton and Ricardo Laguna at last year's event
Lisa Song Sutton and Ricardo Laguna at last year’s event

Photo credit: Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada.

“This is our largest fundraiser of the year, consistently generating more than $100,000 each year. Plus, participants will have practically a 1 in 200 chance of winning a seat at WSOP,” says Michelle Jackson, president, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. “This is an incredible way to have a great time while raising money for Clark County students.”

Tournament registration is now open at www.jalasvegas.org/events/poker_tournament. Buy-in pricing is as follows:

  • Buy-In: $250 for 5,000 chips
  • Rebuy: $100 for 5,000 chips
  • Add-On: $100 for 10,000 chips
  • Grand Prize: 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event Seat
  • 2nd through 10th place: Cash prizes, show tickets and dinner packages

Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Inc. was founded locally in 1996. The organization is dedicated to providing financial education to students K-12, with a curriculum that spans from budget management to economic principals, workforce skills and credit. Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada reaches more than 20,000 students annually in the Las Vegas area with the help of 285 businesses and 6,800 business role models. For more information, call (702) 214-0500, visit www.JALasVegas.org and follow on Twitter and Facebook.