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Play to Qualify for the Shuffle Master Classic

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For the second year running, Swinomish Casino & Lodge is giving guests a chance to qualify for the Shuffle Master Classic National Championship. Hit a qualifying “classic” hand anytime until August 31 to secure your seat at the Three Card Poker National Championship. Qualifying players will compete for their share of $250,000 in Las Vegas on September 26!


Qualifying games and hands

Ultimate Texas Hold Em: five card royal flush (first five cards)

Four Card Poker: five card royal flush

Last year, 216 casinos participated in the promotion. A total of 87 qualified players, spanning three countries and more than a dozen states, traveled to compete at the National Championship. The qualifiers each received $1,000 for travel expenses and accommodations in Las Vegas.

The top seven players each won their share of $250,000. Among the winners was Iona A. of Everett, Washington, who won a $100,000 first place prize. The last place winner, Mary L. of Huber Heights, Ohio, walked away with a $10,000 seventh place prize.

National Championship Event

When: Monday, September 26, 2016

Where: The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada

Who: All qualifying players

What: Top seven players paid – $250,000 prize pool

Not only will qualifying players receive $1,250 in travel expenses for the national qualifiers, but they’ll get VIP treatment during their trip to Las Vegas. They’ll enjoy a welcome party the night before the tournament and will celebrate during the final table with a special cocktail party event inside The Venetian.