Wild Goose has made some changes this year. Their new
hours are Weds. through Sunday 3pm to Close. They have a
great Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm every day that serves $1
wells. Thursday nights are RENO NIGHTS where they give you
free coupons including $10 off the 7pm tournament. Buy-in is
only $20. My favorite tourney is still the WSOP qualifier on
Sundays at 3:30. It is good, serious poker and a good test of
your poker skills.
The Wild Goose is still going strong with great tournaments, live play &
table games. They host Ladies and Partners tournaments throughout the
year. The have the best selection of tournaments with WSOP, Bounty,
Freerolls, you name it they have it. They also added new table games.
Check our their website for details. Still our favorite place to play.
2009 & 2008
FYI The Wild Goose has a great new chef and their food is wonderful. We
highly recommend the Smokey Mountain Broil with tenderloin medallions.
We have been to the Wild Goose several times this year for their Free Roll
Tournaments. They have Free Rolls on Monday and Thursday nights
now. The average number of players is about 60. They are always full of
excitement and have good prize pools (usually over $1000). The
management also added another poker table so if you get knocked out
you can play live poker. The Wild Goose is still our favorite place to play.
The Wild Goose is our home town Casino so.....we might be a bit biased.
This is the first casino we dared venture into to play Texas Hold 'Em. The
Management & staff welcomed us by making us feel comfortable &
helping us out as beginning players. The biggest surprise I think were
the other customers. We weren't sure how the guys were going to accept
women at their tables. A lot of the guys who play every day (Kenny, Brent,
Rick, Wayne, Kerry, etc.) took us under their expert "wings" to help us out
too. If you are a bit intimidated about playing at a casino, the Wild Goose
is the place to start and continue playing at. The management at the Wild
Goose will do everything to make your visit enjoyable.
P.S. The Wild Goose hosted a Ladies Satellite in October for the Ladies
event in Pendleton! WOW!!! The event was a great success and the
people at the Goose once again went above & beyond for the women.
They came up with some great additional prizes like an entertainment
center, computer desk, & cooler. They went so far as to serve us warm
chocolate chip cookies. It doesn't get any better than that. Every woman
walked away feeling like they had been treated like VIPs. Thanks again to
the Wild Goose for proving they are the best place to play.
Legends is still the only area casino to consistently host a ladies
tournament every month. We haven't been able to get over there often
but we played a few months ago and both went out early. We both got
our pocket Kings beat.
Finally got over to Legends and the Ladies Tournament in June. We
had 2 full tables and as always it was a good time. It added to the fun
that Diane took home first and a good prize pool. Legends still hosts
the Ladies tournament every second Saturday of the month at 6:00pm.
Legends Casino is still holding their women's Texas Hold'em
tournaments once a month. They are a great chance to get together with
other good female poker players and test your skill or luck. The buy-in
is reasonable and you even get dinner with the tournament. The prize
pool isn't bad either. It is the best bet locally if you want to play a Ladies
The casino has a lot to offer in give-aways and big money. Great
selection of gaming tables and slot machines.
Legends is the largest of the Casinos in our area. We've made several
trips over to play in their regular Ladies Texas Hold 'Em Tournament
held the 2nd Saturday of every month. We really enjoy the tournament &
the ladies who play. The competition is good and the prize pool is the
highest around for women. A nice touch is that they serve you lunch if
you enter the tournament.
We recently met April who we believe runs the poker room. She is very
interested in creating some special events for women poker players.
She knows her poker and is a good player herself.
We recommend the ladies tournament at Legends and encourage
other women to stop and talk with April about what they might like to see
offered at Legends.
We've made the trip to Pendleton twice. The 1st time we went on a
Wednesday night to play in their Ladies Tournament. WOW! They
have a ton of players and a ton of re-buys. If you go be prepared to
pay a lot ($80-$150). That said it was still a lot of fun but I couldn't do
it on a regular basis. Their prize pools are HUGE to say the least.
The other time we went, Michelle and I both had seats to the Ladies
Roundup Event. If you ever get the chance it is well worth it and the
chance of a lifetime if you only play locally. Michelle and I both sat at
tables with pro players like Linda Johnson - The First Lady of Poker &
Korina Jett. There were 227 women in the event. I went out around
70th and Michelle finished 36th. It was so much fun and we hope to
go again. They give out prizes during the tournament, serve dinner, &
host a seminar for the women. We recommend the Roundups for
everyone, not just the ladies.
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We headed to the Wildhorse again in April for the Spring Poker
Roundup. Michelle and I only played the women's tournament. There
were 180 players and I went out 29th (only 11 more places and I would
have been in the money. We saw lots of friends at the tournament
from Portland, Wenatchee, & Yakima. Barb & Bonnie were there too.
Barb did the best in the Ladies Tourney and went out about 25th and
Bonnie placed 2nd in the H.O.R.S.E.
I headed over to Snoqualmie Casino to play cash with a
friend from Las Vegas. As usual they were very professional
and run a great Poker Room. I am looking forward to going
over on a regular basis now that the pass is clear.
Diane and I had a chance to visit a casino we hadn’t been to before – the
Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie Washington. We had heard a lot
about them, and I am happy to say they lived up to every good thing we
had heard. The casino itself is beautiful, the setting is stunning, the food
(we had the buffet) was outstanding, and we were very impressed by the
warm, friendly greeting we received the moment we walked into the
casino. They do their best to make you feel welcome. We played in their
Saturday morning No Limit Tournament. The buy-in was $60, we got
$4,000 chips to play with, and we started with around 70 players. They
paid to 10th place, but still had a healthy prize pool.
We thought they had a very good structure for the tournament, and it is
very well run. I would like to make it back for the Sunday morning
tournament which has the same basic structure except that you can also
win a $10 bounty for each player you knock out. My understanding is that
the Sunday morning tournament fills up even faster than the Saturday
one does, so if you do want to play it, you need to arrive at least an hour
early to sign up.
I went out about half way through, Diane stayed in and got 7th place, so
she paid for both our buy-ins and still made a profit. I played some live
poker at one of their $2/$5 No Limit tables for a very short time, but still
managed to be up some when I left the table.
Over all, we would love to visit the Snoqualmie Casino again, and we do
highly recommend it for both live play and for the tournaments.
Michelle and I played the Ladies Tournament at the Widlhorse in the
Fall but didn't cash. The entries were down in all the tournaments I am
sure because of the economy. We did have some friends from
Portland and Wenatchee who cashed. Congratulations to them.
We weren't able to head to the Roundup this spring.
Wish we could have played because they dropped the buy-in for the
ladies tourney to $100. We did have some friends go. Bonnie did well
in H.O.R.S.E. cashing 14 out of 165. One of our favorite guys Ken from
the Wild Goose placed 9th out of 285 in Event 1. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Bonnie Overfield for WINNING the 2010 Fall
Ladies Event hosted by High Heels Poker Tour.
What a great year Bonnie has had.
We ventured to Northern Quest in April for the first Annual
Ladies High Heels poker Tournament. We had lots of friends
going and Sassy the HHPT host was there from Las Vegas.
They had a great first time turnout of 100 women which is
more than they were expecting. Marc the Poker Room
Manager is the best around. He went out of his way to make
this a good experience for all of us. He even ordered pizza
for the ladies. Michelle and I were happy overall with our
play even though we didn’t cash. I made it down to 22 left
and Michelle about 27 left. Barb, Kara, & Sabrina all made it
to the money. Great job ladies. Sassy, HHPT, Marc, &
Northern Quest did a great job of hosting the tournament.
Michelle and I headed over to Northern Quest in October with Bonnie &
Barb to play in the Fall Festival of Poker. This was my first visit to
Northern Quest. They limit the entries to the tournament but the nice
thing is you can sign-up in advance and pay over the phone so you are
assured of having a seat.
We had a starting stack of 18,000 chips which is what more casinos
should do. Give players a Deep Stack to play with. They had a live table
up and running in no time so it didn't hurt the poker room.
None of us cashed in the tourney but I really enjoyed playing in the
Friday tournament. The only thing we would change is that the blinds
did double and the rounds were 20 minutes.
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CLE ELUM, WA
Maverick's Casino in Cle Elum has been open for about 10 months now.
We finally made the trip with our friend Bonnie to try their cash game.
The casino is decorated with a western flavor and they did a nice job.
We sat down at a table and played a 2-12 spread. It was early on a
Wednesday evening so we were in on the High Hand of the day action
which was a bit slow since the locals were playing for a high hand pot.
The pots increased in size a bit after the 7pm and High Hand play had
expired. We have to say that everyone from the local players to Nick our
dealer was really nice. They run a class establishment and everyone
who works there is very friendly and accommodating. I talked with the
Shaun the casino manager and he was very nice as well. We hope to
play there again soon.
AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA
We headed to the Fall Round-up at the Wildhorse in November this
year and had a GREAT time! We both played in the ladies event
and I played in the seniors event for the first time. I had a blast and
expect to play the seniors whenever I can. Met great people and
the tournament was run well. I only heard positive comments
from players. We did miss seeing Linda Johnson and Jan Fisher
this time but hope they will be back next spring. They are one of
the highlights of the Ladies event.
Instead of staying in the RV we also splurged and stayed in the new
hotel. The rooms were very nice.