Summer Showdown Poker Tournament

Calling ALL POKER PLAYERS! Do we have a tournament for you…

On August 3 – 5, 2018, we are hosting a 3-day poker tournament event! Bring your poker face to the Great Lakes Summer Showdown at the Island Convention Center!
There will be a welcome reception and a welcome bag with gifts starting Friday at 4:30 PM EST. The poker room will be open 24 hours starting at 9 AM on Friday, August 3rd.
The tournament officially starts on Saturday, August 4 at 11 AM EST with a GUARANTEED PRIZE POOL of $30,000, House Added $10,000 and a buy-in of only $500!
Don’t miss out on a weekend made for poker players as well as lots of prize giveaways AND HAPPY HOUR! Pre-register for the Tournament at 1-877-ISL-SHOW or on Friday before the welcome reception.
Need a refresher on how to play poker? We can help!

Poker Basics

While the various forms of Poker can range wildly in style of play, rules and betting, the basics of the game remain the same:

  • The setup: Poker games are played with a standard 52 card deck. Each player is dealt an allotted number of cards depending on the rules of the specific game being played. In some games, such as Ultimate Texas Hold’em, community cards are also dealt.
  • The objective: Each player uses their cards and the community cards to try to create a combination of cards that outranks their opponents. Hands are ranked in order of value, or strength, based on their difficulty to obtain. For example, four-of-a-kind beats a pair. Each Poker game sets rules on the strongest hands or the strength of hand needed to qualify for a win.
  • Betting: Bets are made at standard intervals set forth by the game’s specific rules. Players assess the strength of their hands or the perceived weakness of the dealer or other players’ hands while betting. Some forms of the game, such as 3 Card Poker, offer multiple ways to bet, and win. Whatever you do, don’t splash the pot.
  • The fun: At the end of betting, the player with the best hand wins. Rake in the chips!

For information about the tournament or anything poker, call the Poker Room at (906) 466-2941 ext. 5410 or visit our Poker web page.
Island Poker Tournament Table