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Unleash your inner card shark at one of our many games with varying limits at Horseshoe Casino’s World Series of Poker room. Get in on the action with our weekly poker tournaments.

For information on current games and wait lists, please visit BravoPokerLive or download the app for your smartphone.

POKER CASH GAMES

Texas Hold 'Em (No Limit & Fixed Limit)
Pot Limit Omaha
Omaha High/Low 8 or Better (Fixed Limit & Pot Limit)
Seven Card Stud 
Seven Card Stud High/Low 8 or Better 
Razz
Mixed Games                                                      

POKER CASH GAME BUY-INS*

No Limit Texas Hold 'Em
$1/$2 Blinds: $50 minimum buy-in, $300 maximum buy-in
$2/$5 Blinds: $300 minimum buy-in, $1,000 maximum buy-in
$5/$10 Blinds: $500 minimum buy-in, no maximum buy-in
$10/$25 Blinds: $1,000 minimum buy-in, no maximum buy-in

Pot Limit Omaha
$1/$2 Blinds with $5 Bring-in: $100 minimum buy-in, $500 maximum buy-in
$2/$5 Blinds: $300 minimum buy-in, $2,000 maximum buy-in
$5/$10 Blinds: $500 minimum buy-in, no maximum buy-in

Fixed Limit Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha High/Low 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud High/Low 8 or Better, Razz and Mixed Games
$3/$6: $30 minimum buy-in, no maximum buy-in
$5/$10: $50 minimum buy-in, no maximum buy-in
$10/$20: $100 minimum buy-in, no maximum buy-in
$20/$40: $200 minimum buy-in, no maximum buy-in
$50/$100: $500 minimum buy-in, no maximum buy-in

*Please note: If the game is a mixed game of No Limit Hold 'Em and Pot Limit Omaha, the buy-ins reflect Pot Limit Omaha.

POKER PROMOTIONS*

Home Team High Hand

The Home Team High Hand Promotion runs during all Cleveland Cavaliers home games beginning Thursday, February 26. The highest qualifying hand each hour during the game will win $200. There will be an additional $100 bonus for a $300 total payout for any player who wins the high hand with quad kings or a king high straight flush! The minimum qualifying hand will be aces full of jacks. The promotion will start at the first immediate top of the hour at or preceding the scheduled start time of the game. Please see poker room for full details.

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The Big Deal

The Big Deal will begin on Sunday, January 18th and run each week from Sunday at 6:30 PM through Friday at 6:30 AM. At the bottom of every even hour a random table will be drawn and a high card will be conducted at the selected table. The guest who is dealt the highest card will draw an envelope from a drawing drum and will have the opportunity to win the corresponding prize contained within the envelope. Prizes will range from $100 to $10,000. Prior to opening the selected envelope, the winner will be offered a deal in place of the prize within the envelope and must then choose between the offer or the unknown prize! Prize values include: $100, $150, $200, $250, $300, $400, $500, $1000, $1500, $2000, $2500, $5000, and $10000! Please see poker room for full details. 

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$10,000 Quarterly Freeroll 

Horseshoe Cleveland poker players can now qualify for the new $10,000 Quarterly Freeroll through live action cash game and tournament play each quarter. The top 25 guests who accrue the most time played in live action cash games and the top 25 finishers in our new Tournament Leader Board (TLB) will receive entry. In order to qualify for TLB points, guests must cash in any regularly scheduled weekly or monthly non-satellite multi-table poker tournament. Qualifying guests will receive TLB points equal to his/her inverse order of finish relative to the other guests receiving a prize pool distribution. If a tournament pays 9 places, for example, then 1st place will receive 9 points, 2nd place will receive 8 points, continuing down to 9th who will receive 1 point. Each guest’s points will reset at the start of the qualifying period.

Qualifying Period

$10,000 Freeroll Poker Tournament Date

January 4th, 2015 – April 30th, 2015

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 @ 7:15 PM

May 1st, 2015 – July 31st, 2015

Tuesday, August, 18th, 2015 @ 7:15 PM

August 1st, 2015 – October 31st, 2015

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 @ 7:15 PM

November 1st, 2015 – January 31st, 2016

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 @ 7:15 PM

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WSOP Seniors Championship Tournament Package Giveaway

Guests 55 years of age and older will be eligible to compete for a 2015 World Series of Poker Seniors Championship Tournament Package from Wednesday, January 7th through Wednesday, May 20th. In order to qualify, eligible guests must cash in the Wednesday $65 No Limit Hold ‘Em Tournament with Super Senior Bonus Add-On during the qualifying period. Qualifying guests will receive Tournament Leader Board (TLB) points equal to his/her inverse order of finish relative to the other guests receiving a prize pool distribution. If a tournament pays 9 places, for example, then 1st place will receive 9 points, 2nd place will receive 8 points, continuing down to 9th who will receive 1 point. The eligible guest who earns the most TLB points in the qualifying period will receive entry to the 2015 World Series of Poker $1,000 Seniors Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada and $1,000 in gaming chips. Please see poker room for full details. 

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Royal Flush 

Any player actively playing in a live action cash game that contributes to the promotional fund who makes a qualifying Royal Flush will win $250. Players must use both hole cards to qualify. Please see poker room for full details.

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Texas Hold 'Em Bad Beat Promotion 

The minimum qualifying hand is four tens beaten by a higher ranking hand. Four players must be dealt in and both hole cards must play for both the winning and losing qualifying hands. A pocket pair is required for four of a kind. Players must be dealt into the hand to qualify. Please see poker room for full details. 

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Omaha Bad Beat Promotion

The minimum qualifying hand is four tens beaten by a higher ranking hand. Four players must be dealt in and two hole cards must play for both the winning and losing qualifying hands. A pocket pair is required for four of a kind. Players must be dealt into the hand to qualify. Please see poker room for full details.

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Have questions about our promotions? Call our Poker Room: (216) 297-4777

*Note: Horseshoe Cleveland may modify, change or cancel promotions at any time with the approval of the Ohio Casino Control Commission.

POKER TOURNAMENTS

Weekly Tournaments

Monday $125 No Limit Hold ‘Em with Re-Entry | 12:15 PM | Structure
Tuesday $75 "Win the Button" No Limit Hold ‘Em with Re-Entry | 11:15 AM | Structure
Tuesday $125 Satellite to the $1,500 Quarterly Championship with Re-Entry | 7:15 PM | Structure
Wednesday $65 No Limit Hold 'Em with Super Senior Bonus Add-On | 11:15 AM | Structure
Wednesday $150 No Limit Hold 'Em with $25 Bounties & Re-Entry | 7:15 PM | Structure 
Thursday $75 No Limit Hold 'Em with Re-Entry | 11:15 AM | Structure
Thursday $125 No Limit Hold 'Em with Re-Entry | 7:15 PM | Structure
Friday $65 Satellite to the Last Sunday $500 No Limit Hold 'Em with Re-Entry | 12:15 PM | Structure
Saturday $135 World Series of Poker Main Event Step Satellite with Re-Entry | 11:15 AM |Structure
Sunday $150 No Limit Hold ‘Em with Re-Entry | 12:15 PM | Structure

Monthly Tournaments

Last Saturday of the Month $1100 WSOP Mega Satellite with Re-Entry | 11:15 AM | Structure
Last Sunday of the Month $500 Deep Stack No Limit Hold 'Em with Re-Entry | 12:15 PM | Structure

Quarterly Tournaments

$1,500 Horseshoe Cleveland Quarterly Championship with $200K Guarantee | May 1- 4 | Structure

See the poker room for details. Complete sets of rules are available upon request in the poker room.

POKER GAMES

TEXAS HOLD ’EM

In Texas Hold ‘Em, each player receives two down cards as their personal hole cards, after which there is an initial round of betting. Three board cards are turned simultaneously, which is called the “flop”, and another round of betting then occurs. The next two board cards are turned one at a time, with another round of betting after each card. The fourth community card is called the “turn” and fifth card is called the “river”. The board cards are community cards, and a player may use any five-card combination from among the board cards and personal cards to make their best five card poker hand. A player may even use all of the board cards and no hole cards to form their hand, which is called playing the board. A dealer button is used and the players to the left of the button must post the appropriate blinds as indicated by the blind structure of the game. The usual structure is to use two blinds, but it is possible to play the game with one blind, multiple blinds, an ante, or a combination of blinds plus an ante. Texas Hold ‘Em can be played with a no limit or fixed limit betting structure.

POT LIMIT OMAHA

Pot Limit Omaha is similar to Hold ’Em in using a three-card flop, a turn, and a river for five community cards. Each player is dealt four hole cards (instead of two) on the initial deal. In order to make a hand, a player must use exactly two hole cards and exactly three board cards to make their best five card poker hand. The betting rounds are the same as in Hold ‘Em, using a pre-flop, flop, turn, and river betting rounds. However, the betting is pot limit meaning that a player may only bet up to the size of the pot at any time. At the showdown, the entire four-card hand should be shown to receive any portion of the pot. 

OMAHA HIGH/LOW 8 OR BETTER

Omaha is often played high-low split in a fixed limit or pot limit betting structure. The player may use any combination of two hole cards and three board cards for the high hand and another (or the same) combination of two hole cards and three board cards for the low hand. Straights and flushes have no ranking for the low portion, so the best possible hand is 5-4-3-2-A (also called a wheel). In order to qualify for the low, a player must have at least an 8 low or better. If no hand qualifies for the low, then the whole pot will be awarded to the high hand. 

SEVEN CARD STUD (SEVEN CARD STUD HIGH)

Seven-card stud is played with a starting hand of two down cards and one up card dealt before the first betting round. There are then three more up cards and a final down card, with a betting round after each, for a total of five betting rounds on a deal played to the showdown. The lowest up card is required to make the forced bet on the initial betting round (called the bring-in) and the high hand acts first on all subsequent rounds. The best five-card poker hand wins the pot at showdown. In all fixed-limit games, the smaller bet is wagered for the first two betting rounds, and the larger bet is wagered for the last three betting rounds (on the fifth, sixth, and seventh cards). If there is an open pair on fourth street, any player has the option of making the smaller or larger bet. 

RAZZ (SEVEN CARD STUD LOW)

Razz is played the same as seven card stud with a few differences. The biggest difference is that the lowest-ranking hand wins the pot at showdown. Aces are low only, and two aces are the lowest pair. The format is similar to seven-card stud high, except the high card is required to make the forced bet on the first round of betting, and the low hand acts first on all subsequent rounds. Straights and flushes have no ranking, so the best possible hand is 5-4-3-2-A (also called a wheel). An open pair does not affect the betting limit.