Calder adds poker lounge,
other August promotions
By Nick Sortal
10:39 a.m. EDT, August 18, 2014
In a month that already includes the conclusion to the TournEvent of Champions
Slot Tournament, a Ford Escape giveaway, and a flyaway trip to Live with Kelly &
Michael, Calder has announced the opening of a new video poker lounge with over
The lounge is located near the south casino entrance and features wall-to-wall
flat screens, comfortable seating, and the latest video poker games, including
Ultimate X, Super Times Pay, Five Star Poker, Hyper Bonus Poker and more. That's
the area that used to be the Studz Poker Club in recent months.
In the TournEvent of Champions Slot Tournament series, Calder is giving away one
national event entry to the player with the highest cumulative score on Friday,
August 22. After the top scorer gets the instant entry, the next 399 players
will return on Saturday, August 23, to play for the final spot. The $500,000
TournEvent of Champions Slot Tournament Finals will be held on October 1 at the
Wynn Las Vegas. Each finalist from Calder will receive a four-night stay for
two, round-trip airfare credit, plus their tournament entry for a shot at the
$200,000 top prize.
Meanwhile, the casino gives away a 2014 Ford Escape on Friday, August 29. Slot
players can earn entries all day with every 10 points, and can also earn bonus
entries on Thursday, August 28. Drawings will be held on Friday, August 29 from
7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. with a bonus drawing at 10:30 p.m. for $1,000 Free Play.
Calder will also send one lucky Players Club member and a guest on a four-day,
three-night trip to New York to see a live taping of LIVE with Kelly & Michael
valued at over $3,000. Guests get a free entry daily in August, and receive two
entries every Wednesday. The drawing will be held on Saturday, August 30 at 9
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