NorCal’s Thunder Valley Casino to Host WPT Rolling Thunder Championship

Last Updated on March 5, 2024 Author:Juan Blanco

WPT Rolling ThunderSummary:

    The $3,500 buy-in WPT Rolling Thunder Championship will take place in California between March 23 – March 26.
    The event will be held at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln.
    Prior to it, the WPT Rolling Thunder series scheduled to start on March 7 will feature 21 events with buy-ins between $200 and $3,500.

An iconic World Poker Tour (WPT) destination in North California, Lincoln’s Thunder Valley Casino Resort is once again getting ready to host another popular event at the end of March.

Namely, the resort will draw all the eyes during the upcoming $3,500 buy-in WPT Rolling Thunder Championship that will take place there from March 23 to March 26.


Four Days of Heated Play

The town that has a strategic location next to Sacramento has always attracted a large crowd and the Rolling Thunder Championship is expected to do the same.

But first, poker fans will get to enjoy the WPT Rolling Thunder series, which is the Main Tour championship event that will start on March 7 and count 21 exciting events with buy-ins starting at $200 and going all the way up to $3,500.

On March 23 at 11 a.m., the first day of the Rolling Thunder Championship will begin, marking the only starting flight available. The following three days will also kick off at the same starting time for players who managed to bag chips the night before.

The final table has been scheduled for March 26. Players will start the tournament with 50,000 chips.

They will play blind levels of 60 minutes each, all the way up until the heads-up play begins.

The blinds will be switching to 30 minutes as soon as the tournament reaches the last two players.

On the first day, eight levels will take place before bagging chips, with no dinner break scheduled.

Will Scott Eskenazi Defend His 2023 WPT Rolling Thunder Title?

Last year, the 2023 WPT Rolling Thunder recorded 590 entrants.

Scott Eskenazi conquered the massive field of entries at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort, won the championship, and scooped up $361,600 after beating Jeremy Joseph who went home with $234,000.

Eskenazi’s name was engraved on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup. He also received a WPT trophy created by iconic artist David Arsham.

Eskenazi and Joseph were joined by World Poker Tour commentator Tony Dunst who also made it to the final table, but was kicked out in sixth place after bagging $73,400.

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