Day 1 is split into two events, Day 1A (Friday, Oct 6) and Day 1B (Saturday, Oct 7). 200 seats available each day. All remaining players at the end of both Day 1A and Day 1B will advance to Day 2, played on Sunday, Oct 8 at 12:00pm.
- Day 1A: Friday, Oct 6 at 9:00am
- Day 1B: Saturday, Oct 7 at 9:00am
- Day 1A: Friday, Oct 6 from 9:00am – 2:00pm
- Day 1B: Saturday, Oct 7 from 9:00am – 2:00pm
Max seating capacity: 200 per Day 1A/Day1B. Tournament starts at 12:00pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Buffet dinner served Friday October 6 and Saturday October 7 starting at 5pm.
*Prize payout based on total number of entries
Poker players from all over Saskatchewan are getting ready to compete in the 2017 Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) Poker Championship, taking place October 6, 7 and 8 at Dakota Dunes Casino, located on Highway 219 just south of Saskatoon.
The SIGA Poker Championship, with an estimated $240,000 prize pool, attracts some of the best poker players from Western Canada. This year, players will have the choice of starting their competition on Friday or Saturday at noon with play continuing until level 16 on either day. The remaining competitors will return on Sunday to vie for the championship.
Players are treated to a complimentary buffet and receive a keepsake custom poker guard commemorating Canada 150. The first prize is an estimated prize package valued at more than $50,000, including a seat at the 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event in Las Vegas, the major share of the prize money, and a coveted custom sterling silver bracelet.
For those wanting to win their way to the championship, $75 single table shoot-out satellites are available at 6 p.m. daily until October 5 at Dakota Dunes Casino. Tickets for the $600+$75 re-entry main event can be purchased online, at any SIGA casino, and during registration starting from 9 a.m. on Friday, October 6, at Dakota Dunes Casino. For more information, please contact 306-667-6470.
Last year, the annual SIGA Poker Championship drew more than 330 players with Saskatoon resident Waylon Gibson taking home a prize package of more than $48,000, including a seat at the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event.