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Staycation Weekend Classic 2017

Shanna Wolfe, RIESTER,, (602) 462-2246
Jessica Isner, RIESTER,, (602) 462-2266


Three-day poker tournament will run Jan. 13-15

SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz. (Dec. 15, 2016) – There are already plenty of ways to enjoy Scottsdale during the winter months, and now, there is another to add to the list: Talking Stick Resort will host its annual Staycation Weekend Classic 2017, which will pay out $130,000 in cash prizes, from Jan. 13-15.

The tournament, which features a No Limit Hold ‘Em blind format, consists of five 20-minute rounds and seven 30-minute rounds on Day 1. On Days 2 and 3, there will be 14 total 30-minute rounds each day. The winnings during each of the three days of the Staycation Weekend Classic are expected to be $34,000, $53,000 and $33,000, respectively.

Guests can sign up for the event starting on Dec. 13 at the Main Poker Cage or the Box Office and will be required to participate in all three days of the tournament. Those who register prior to Jan. 9, 2017, will qualify to win a free hotel stay the weekend of the event. Guests who participate in Talking Stick Resort’s satellite tournaments on Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 8, 2017 will also be eligible to win free entry into the Staycation tournament.

The Staycation Weekend Classic 2017 will be contested in The Arena Poker Room, renowned for being Arizona’s largest poker room with the highest limits in the state. The Arena Poker Room routinely plays host to the Arizona State Poker Championship and the Arizona State Ladies’ Poker Championship.

For more information about The Arena Poker Room offerings, or for more information about the Staycation Weekend Classic 2017, please visit Must be 21 or older to enter.

Talking Stick Resort

Talking Stick Resort (TSR) is a AAA Four Diamond Rated Resort and a central landmark within the emerging Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination (TSCED). Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., just east of the Loop 101 on Indian Bend Road, TSR is locally owned and caringly operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The property offers culturally rich experiences and luxury accommodations throughout its 496 deluxe rooms, 240,000 sq. ft. casino, 11 restaurants and lounges, world-class spa, 650-seat showroom, 25,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom, thriving cultural center and more than 100,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space.


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