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Join us every Sunday in May for a chance to win thousands in promo chips and bragging rights at our $100,000 Blackjack Tournament of Champions.
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Join us every Sunday in May for a chance to win thousands in promo chips and bragging rights at our $100,000 Blackjack Tournament of Champions.

Every week – May 2, 9, 16 and 23 – table games players like you will go head-to-head to win prizes and a spot in the Grand Finale on May 30. Buy-ins happen from 1pm until 4:30pm and are $200.

Tournament Play follows from 2pm until 5pm to determine scores, with the Top 10 winning the following and a spot in the Finale:

1st Place - $5,000 Promo Chips | 2nd Place - $2,500 Promo Chips | 3rd Place - $1,500 Promo Chips | 4th Place - $500 Promo Chips | 5th Place - $250 Promo Chips | 6th-10th Place - $100 Promo Chips

The $50,000 Finale will consist of three rounds to determine our overall champion. Registration is at 10am, and all seat assignments will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Prior to the tournament, we will draw five (5) Wild Cards and up to three (3) ThrillAgain wild cards to join our finalists.

Following the tournament, a Bonus Drawing will be held. Eleven (11) winners will win $1,000 Promo Chips.
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Tournament Play will consist of three (3) rounds:

Round 1 | Noon-2pm | 48 Players | Top 12 Moves On
Round 2 | 3pm | 12 Players | Top 4 Moves On
Final Round | 4pm | 4 Players | Grand Prize - $50,000 Promo Chips

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1.    Must be 21 years of age or older to participate and must be a member of the Club Serrano program. Membership is free. 
2.    Casino capacity is limited and participation into a tournament is not guaranteed if a patron is unable to register during the times stated in these official rules. No special circumstances will warrant the delaying of a tournament to be able to accommodate individuals or groups of individuals.
3.    Tournament will take place on Sundays in May: May 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2021 and the Finale will be held on Sunday, May 30, 2021 in the High Limit Table Games room.
4.    Members can Buy-in from 1:00pm – 4:30pm. Tournament buy-in will be $200 and a ThrillAgain Chip can be purchased for an additional $100 in cash or chips only.
5.    Players can rebuy-in a maximum of three (3) times each Promotional Day. Once member becomes a finalist, they will not be able to rebuy-in during the remainder of the promotional period.
6.    Tournament play will be from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in a Sit-n-Go format. 
    a)    There will be four (4) players on each table. Players will receive an assigned seat and table upon buy-in registration
        i)    The top ten (10) overall players with the highest chip count at the conclusion of each Promotional Day will advance to the Finale on May 30, 2021. 
        ii)    For players who chose to rebuy, only the highest score will be counted to determine finale advancement.
    b)    Winners will be awarded the following prizes each week: 
        i)    1st place - $5,000 Promotional Chips; 2nd place - $2,500 Promotional Chips; 3rd place - $1,500 Promotional Chips; 4th place - $500 Promotional Chips; 5th place - $250 Promotional Chips; 6th-10th place $100Promotional Chips.
7.    Buy-in Wild Cards
8.    Players will receive one (1) Buy-In Wild Card per Promotional Day upon initial buy-in. Players may receive a maximum of four (4) Buy-In Wildcards for the Promotional Period (defined as all Promotional Days: 5/2/21, 5/9/21, 5/16/21 and 5/23/21).
    a)    Buy-in Wild Cards will be used for a drawing in the finale on May 30, 2021.
    b)    Players must check-in from 10:00am – 11:00am in High Limit Tables in order to be entered into the Buy-in Wild Card drawing.
    c)    Up to five (5) wild cards will be selected at 11:30am on Sunday, May 30, 2021 to make a total of forty-eight (48) finalists. 
    d)    Winners must be present to win and claim within two (2) minutes of announcement in the High Limit Tables room
9.    ThrillAgains:
    a)    A ThrillAgain is when a player chooses to discard one of their current cards and replace it with another. It can be used to replace one of the first 2 cards but once action has been taken on the hand, the Thrillagain can only replace the most recent hit card. The player can then continue to have action on the hand once the card has been replaced. The replacement card will be the next card in the shoe.
    b)    ThrillAgain may only be used once.
    c)    If player does not use ThrillAgain, and is eliminated, the chip is forfeited.
10.    Players may receive a maximum of one (1) ThrillAgain Wild Card each Promotional Day. Players must purchase a minimum of one (1) ThrillAgain chip on the Promotional Day to receive a ThrillAgain wildcard. Players may receive a maximum of four (4) ThrillAgain wildcards for the Promotional Period (defined as all Promotional Days: 5/2/21, 5/9/21, 5/16/21 and 5/23/21).
    a)    ThrillAgain Wild Cards will be used for a drawing in the finale on May 30, 2021.
    b)    Players must check-in from 10:00am – 11:00am in High Limit Tables in order to be entered into the ThrillAgain Wild Card drawing.
    c)    Up to three (3) Thrillagain Chip wild cards will be selected at 11:30am on Sunday, May 30, 2021 to make a total of forty-eight (48) finalists.
    d)    Winners must be present to win and claim within two (2) minutes of announcement in the High Limit Tables room
11.    Ties - If two or more players are tied, each remaining participant will receive $10,000 in tournament chips and a four (4) hand playoff will be used to determine the advancing player or winner. If still tied after four (4) hands, there will be a sudden death playoff, which will continue until a winner is decided. Final scores will be posted at 5:30pm each Promotional Day, players with a tied score will be notified using the PA system. Players will have seven (7) minutes to report to the tournament area. If a tied player fails to report within seven (7) minutes the following tie breakers will be used: If a player is not present for tie-breaker, the player who is present will advance. If all of the players involved in tie-breakers are not present, the next highest score will advance. 
12.    Finale Tournament on May 30, 2021 
    a)    All forty-eight (48) finalists can begin registering from 10:00am to 11:45am. Seat assignments will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. 
        i)    There will be up to eight (8) Wild Card drawings at 11:30am for the participants who did not advance during the Promotional Period. Three (3) ThrillAgain Chip Wild Cards and five (5) Wild Cards. Winners must be present to win and claim within two (2) minutes of announcement in the High Limit Tables Games room only.
    b)    All participants will play a sit-n-go Round One. The Top twelve (12) scores will advance to the semi Finals Round. 
    c)    Semi-Final round will feature three (3) tables of four (4) players competing with the top four (4) scores advancing to the Final Round at 4:00pm.
    d)    Final round will feature one (1) table of the top four (4) scores from the semi-final round. The 4 players will compete in a head to head final round.
        i)    Winner take all prize of $50,000 in promotional chips. 
13.    At 5:00pm there will be a bonus drawing where eleven (11) winners will be selected to win $1,000 in promotional chips. 
    a)    Tournament winner will not be eligible for bonus drawing.
    b)    Winners will have seven (7) minutes to claim their prize.
    c)    A maximum of three (3) redraws will be conducted in an attempt to find a winner
14.    Tournament Rules
    a)    When the tournament is about to begin, the tournament format, rules and betting structure will be conveyed to the players by a tournament official. 
    b)    If a player has not shown up at their assigned table when it is time to start play, they will forfeit the round and be eliminated from the tournament.
    c)    Players may not change tables or seats without a tournament official’s approval.
    d)    It may become necessary to reassign tables or seats to accommodate players with special needs.
    e)    In order to keep betting and play fair and even for all players, a rotating dealer button will be used. The dealer button will start in the first (1) seat to the dealer’s right and will rotate clockwise around the table requiring a different player to place their bet first in each hand. This negates any sort of seating advantage and keeps the players on an even playing field.
    f)    Players will place bets, receive cards and act on their hand in order, with the player sitting to the left of the dealer button betting first, receiving cards first and acting on their hand first.
    g)    The dealer will receive their cards in turn, after the player on the dealer’s right receives their cards.
    h)    The player with the dealer button will always act last. After all players have acted on their hands, the dealer’s hand will be exposed and acted upon.
        i)    Each player must make a minimum bet on every deal or they may bet any amount above the minimum bet including betting all of their chips.
    j)    When it is a player’s turn to bet, and they have released chips in the betting circle, their bet amount cannot be changed.
    k)    Bets made out of turn will not be binding. If a player places a bet in their betting circle before it is their turn to bet, when it is their turn to bet, they may either let the bet stand or remove the bet and bet a different amount.
    l)    A player sitting at the table may not sit out a hand and must bet at least the minimum bet every hand.
    m)    If a player misses a hand because they have left the table, they will forfeit the round and be eliminated from the tournament.
    n)    Misdealt hands that cannot be backed up will void all hands and will be made up after the cut card comes out. 
    o)    Hand signals are required for conveying player actions on each hand and take precedence over any verbal action.
    p)    Once a hand is completed, the dealer will pay winning hands and collect from losing hands in accordance with standard blackjack procedures.
    q)    SMC standard blackjack rules will apply with the following exceptions;
        i)    Natural blackjacks will be paid at two (2) to one (1).
        ii)    Players will not be allowed to take insurance on their hand.
        iii)    Players will not be allowed to surrender their hand.
    r)    Each round of play will consist of twenty (20) hands.
        i)    After the cut card comes out, one more hand will be played.
        ii)    If the cut card is the first card to come out, two more hands will be played.
    s)    Players may not be coached while at the table, whether the player is in a hand or in-between hands.
    t)    Players will be required to use English only while at the table. 
    u)    By participating in the tournament, each participant agrees to and acknowledges that they will abide by the official rules, regulations and procedures of the tournament. 
    v)    Any players caught playing unethically, especially those in collusion, may be disqualified from the tournament and/or permanently banned from play in future tournaments.
    w)    Any violations of the tournament rules may result in immediate disqualification of the player(s) involved. In the event of a dispute, the decision of the blackjack tournament committee will be final.
    x)    In the event of a dispute, the tournament official’s decision will be final.
15.    The prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
16.    The winner must fill out a prize agreement and W-9 and provide a valid I.D. to claim the prize (when applicable). 
17.    Falsification of any information will result in ineligibility.
18.    By participating in the promotion, all participants agree to and acknowledge that they will abide by the official rules, regulations and procedures of the promotion. Official rules will be posted on the Casino floor and also made available at Guest Services/Club Serrano booths.

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