On March 31, 2011 the best charity poker tournament in Chicago gets even better! The Chicago Poker Open is now the Chicago Poker Open & Casino Night - a welcome expansion for the non-poker player and poker player alike. The event will feature the poker tournament, with cards in the air at 7pm, but will also offer casino-style table gaming, like blackjack and roulette, as well as great food and a couple free drinks followed by an expansive cash bar. The charity tournament benefits from a blind structure designed by a poker enthusiast (this author), but allows the event to finish in time to satisfy the requirements of the Illinois Gaming Board.
As in prior years, the 6th Annual Chicago Poker Open benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, specifically benefiting the General Robert E. Wood and Little Village Clubs.
This years event is being held at the Red Canary Restaurant, a unique "gastro-lounge" in Chicago's West Town (695N Milwaukee). Valet parking will be available.
Space will be limited this year, and registrations are well under way much earlier this year than in the past, so don't take a chance. Register today. Registration and more information can be found at http://chicagopokeropen.com.