The RunGood Poker Series’ new season will begin at Iowa’s Horseshoe Casino, located at Council Bluffs. The series runs under the slogan, “The Road to the RunGood Cup.”
The series will stop at Iowa from August 16 to August 30, and the stop will start with a $180 buy-in, $25k guaranteed deepstack tournament, which will last for two days. Each winner will receive a RunWood VIP Championship Package worth $2k, giving him/her the opportunity to win a custom-made “Road to the RunGood Cup” Seiko Watch. The nine finalists will also receive a package each.
RunGood is able to give away as many as 36 prize packages because of the partnership deal it recently signed with Blaycation. Winners of side events and the nine finalists of the main event will each receive a prize package, which includes accommodation charges, travel expenses, a seat to the RunGood Championship, and custom-made “Road to the RunGood Cup” backpacks and hats, along with entries to nightly VIP tournaments.
Last year, the Council Bluffs stop of the RunGood Poker Series got a player field of 426 entries to its $100k guaranteed main event. This player field generated a prize pool as large as $251,340. It was Henry Gingerich who became the champion of the event and took home an enormous first-place prize of $39,083 plus a free seat worth $10k to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.
Donnie Peters, the editor-in-chief of PokerNews.com, said: “PokerNews is excited to once again be the live coverage provider for the RunGood Poker Series. With an affordable $675 buy-in, but a big $100,000 guaranteed, the Main Event is a great tournament for players of all levels. We look forward to a fun-filled competition with plenty of money to be won.”
The event will be reported live by PokerNews, indicating that players can update their chip counts and hands directly into the PokerStars Live Blog through the My Stack application. This app can be downloaded free of charge for Apple and Android.
Participants can get rooms at 30% discount at Harrah’s Council Bluffs, which is located close to Horseshoe Casino. Shuttle services will be available every half hour. Players can use the code RUNGP at Harrah’s Council Bluffs to get accommodation at a discount.
The series will stop at Hard Rock Tulsa from September 16 to September 20 and at Downstream Casino from November 4 to November 8. The championship event will be held in December.