Beyond the WSOP: South Point Offers Plenty of Mixed-Game Events

Poker players willing to venture south of the Strip will find a summer series at the South Point casino this year, with a regular weekly rotation for nearly two months.

South Point tournament

The South Point poker room will try its hand at a WSOP-adjacent event with its Summer Poker Round-Up. (Image: CardsChat)

The South Point Summer Poker Round-Up will run from May 30 to July 20 with a multiday No-Limit Hold ’em tournament each week and what could amount to the most mixed-game action in Las Vegas this summer.

A big NLH event and three mixed-game events weekly

A $240 No-Limit Hold ’em event with a $75K guarantee will run each week, with three starting flights Monday thru Wednesday and the final day on Thursday. A separate, smaller $240 no-limit event with a $30K guarantee will also run on Thursday in the room, which will grow from 30 to 46 tables during the Round-Up.

Then, the mixed games begin: Omaha Hi-Lo on Friday, Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo/Stud Hi-Lo on Saturday, and ROSE on Sunday. All mixed games include a $240 buy-in and $20K guarantee.

South Point will also bump up the guarantees on its daily tournaments. The daily 6 p.m. No-Limit Hold ’em tourney will feature a $150 buy-in and guarantee $15K on Monday thru Thursday, and $25K on the weekends. South Point will also host the $450 LIPS National Championship on June 30-July 1 with a $40K guarantee.

Series ‘complements’ others

Jason Sanborn, manager of the South Point poker room, told CardsChat that most other summer series in Las Vegas tend to have large-field No-Limit Hold ’em events on the weekends and mixed games in the middle of the week so, in an attempt to draw crowds to his venue, he turned that schedule on its head.

”We kind of flip-flopped and put mixed games on weekends and our multiday NLHE event on weekdays,” he said. “We’re new to the summer tournament series scene, so we kind of wanted to complement what else is out there.”

And because the first question he gets from players is about guarantees, Sanborn and his team set strong guaranteed prize pools in an attempt to draw poker players south of the Strip.

“We tried to stay true to our normal schedule and also hope to attract some of the multitude of players who come to Vegas each summer,” he said. “We have high hopes we will be able to make those guarantees.”


South Point Summer Round-Up Schedule

Date Time Buy-in Event
May 30 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1A
May 31 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1B
June 1 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1C
Jun 02 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $30K GTD
Jun 03 1:00 PM $240 Omaha/8 $20K GTD
Jun 04 1:00 PM $240 Mixed Omaha/8 – Stud/8 $20K GTD
Jun 05 1:00 PM $240 ROSE $20K GTD
Jun 06 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1A
Jun 07 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1B
Jun 08 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1C
Jun 09 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $30K GTD
Jun 10 1:00 PM $240 Omaha/8 $20K GTD
Jun 11 1:00 PM $240 Mixed Omaha/8 – Stud/8 $20K GTD
Jun 12 1:00 PM $240 ROSE $20K GTD
Jun 13 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1A
Jun 14 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1B
Jun 15 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1C
Jun 16 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $30K GTD
Jun 17 1:00 PM $240 Omaha/8 $20K GTD
Jun 18 1:00 PM $240 Mixed Omaha/8 – Stud/8 $20K GTD
Jun 19 1:00 PM $240 ROSE $20K GTD
Jun 20 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1A
Jun 21 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1B
Jun 22 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1C
Jun 23 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $30K GTD
Jun 24 1:00 PM $240 Omaha/8 $20K GTD
Jun 25 1:00 PM $240 Mixed Omaha/8 – Stud/8 $20K GTD
Jun 26 1:00 PM $240 ROSE $20K GTD
Jun 27 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1A
Jun 28 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1B
Jun 29 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1C
Jun 30 Noon $450 LIPS National Championship $40K GTD Day 1A
Jul 1 Noon $450 LIPS National Championship $40K GTD Day 1B
Jul 02 1:00 PM $240 Mixed Omaha/8 – Stud/8 $20K GTD
Jul 02 2:00 PM $200 LIPS Double Green Chip Bounty Survivor
Jul 03 1:00 PM $240 ROSE $20K GTD
Jul 04 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1A
Jul 05 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1B
Jul 06 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1C
Jul 07 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $30K GTD
Jul 08 1:00 PM $240 Omaha/8 $20K GTD
Jul 09 1:00 PM $240 Mixed Omaha/8 – Stud/8 $20K GTD
Jul 10 1:00 PM $240 ROSE $20K GTD
Jul 11 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1A
Jul 12 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1B
Jul 13 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1C
Jul 14 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $30K GTD
Jul 15 1:00 PM $240 Omaha/8 $20K GTD
Jul 16 1:00 PM $240 Mixed Omaha/8 – Stud/8 $20K GTD
Jul 17 1:00 PM $240 ROSE $20K GTD
Jul 18 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1A
Jul 19 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1B
Jul 20 1:00 PM $240 No-Limit Holdem $75K GTD Day 1C

 

Written by
Johnny Kampis
Johnny Kampis -- the author of "The Essential Guide to Vegas during the World Series of Poker" and "Vegas or Bust: A Family Man Takes on the Poker Pros" -- has been making the summer trek to Las Vegas from Alabama since 2004. When not playing poker, he's a professional journalist who's written for American Spectator, Fox News, HuffPost, Watchdog.org, and many others. He currently writes for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance and serves on the FCC's media advisory panel.

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