Binion’s Gambling Hall invites you to participate at the special poker tournament in support of local firefighters on the 13th and 14th of August. The police and fire poker tournament takes place every year and it’s is organized by 31-year Las Vegas Metro Police Department veteran, Jim Mitchell, his wife and Nevada Highway Patrol retiree, Regina Mitchell and John Martinolich, a 15 year Las Vegas firefighter currently serving with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. The tournament begins at 5:30 pm each day. Uniformed and civilian law enforcement personnel, firefighter personnel, and their families can be involved in this event. The Friday format is $ 150 buy-in Limit Texas Hold-Em with an optional $ 50 re-buy while Saturday is $ 200 buy-in No Limit Hold-Em with an optional $ 100 re-buy.
Each year, an organization directly connected with the police and firefighters is selected as the beneficiary of the tournament registration fees. In this year the Las Vegas Firefighters Benefit Association, an organization that usually supports member firefighters and their families in times of crises, has this role. The tournament is loyal to the law enforcement and firefighting communities as well as the support of renowned professional poker players. Consummate professional, multiple WSOP bracelet winner, and long-time supporter of the event, Tom McEvoy, will take part in tournament personally, and the others such as Doyle Brunson, Howard Lederer, Mark Seif, Jamie Gold and Annie Duke have donated items to be auctioned or given away.
Jim Mitchell considers that this tournament is like a simple cozy home game because it attracts only the people who united by the same profession and the general way of thinking. Everyone there has an experience of law enforcement or firefighting so the atmosphere at Binion’s is very welcoming. There are players who take part in this tournament for more than 20 years.
The full registration costs about $ 40 per person. Players can register for two hours before the beginning of the competition.