ualification for this year's event will take place at 219 participating casinos from across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas through August 31. The Shuffle Master Classic event then culminates in an exciting Three Card Poker National Championship event on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Venetian Las Vegas. The top seven players will be awarded a share of the $250,000 purse, with the winner receiving the top prize of $100,000 in cash and year-long bragging rights as the luckiest Three Card Poker player in North America.
The Shuffle Master Classic promotional event is open to any player who visits one of the participating casinos during the qualifying timeframe. To qualify for the Three Card Poker National Championship, players must hit a "Classic Hand" on one of 10 Shuffle Master proprietary table games – Three Card Poker, DJ Wild, Flushes Gone Wild,Four Card PokerSM, Caribbean Stud PokerSM, Let it RideSM, Mississippi StudSM, Ultimate Texas Hold 'EmSM, Texas Hold 'Em BonusSM and Crazy 4 PokerSM. A "Classic Hand" is a six card straight flush in Three Card Poker or a five card royal flush in any of the other nine games.
"This innovative proprietary table games promotional event provides an exciting experience for players and offers a unique marketing opportunity for participating casinos. With a 33-year heritage of gaming industry innovation, we are thrilled to build upon a legacy of excellence in Shuffle Master table game products by sponsoring this promotional event. The Shuffle Master Classic is an ideal way to celebrate our legendary proprietary table games and the continued success of Three Card Poker – the most popular proprietary casino card game in play today around the world," Scientific Games Senior Vice President of Table and Utility Products, Gaming, Roger Snow said.
"This Three Card Poker National Championship event, which is being held in conjunction with the 2016 Global Gaming Expo ("G2E"), will bring the best and luckiest players from around North America to Las Vegas for a day filled with tournament action and excitement," Snow added.
Each qualifier for the Three Card Poker National Championship event will receive travel credits to cover expenses and VIP treatment in Las Vegas – including an exclusive welcome party the night before the National Championship and a cocktail party after the final table on Monday, September 26.
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