September 8-19

moose, Ted & a bunch of other people have already expressed interest, so put September 8-19 on your calendar in case you or any poker player you know are able to join us for the fre* poker vacation at Pearl River Resort in Mississippi. All the Canadians who went last month had tax-free cashes, with at least seven final tables!

Shannon made 2 final tables (including the High Roller Event) plus a third cash, for six figures, which means that she has graduated from playing in the Rookies Event with the $25,000 HendonMob maximum. Eric also had 3 cashes & 2 final tables, including winning the double mystery bounties of Maurice Hawkins & Greg "Fossilman" Raymer, earning an autographed fossil.

The closest airport is Jackson, MS. Another option is to drive or carpool, which is what Ted & Pat may arrange. Feel free to post questions or message me.



  • Blondefish, I may be interested in this. I am not on Facebook but please pm me your email. Thanks.. Jeff..
  • edited July 9
    With Las Vegas winding down, a reminder of our next group trips:

    1) Fre* vacation on Sept. 8-19, including Seniors Event on Sept. ~16.
    2) Returning to WSOP Aruba, September 22 - October 2.
    3) WPT Taiwan, November 11-21.

  • How come you are not in the pic?
  • Somebody has to take the photos & reward the birds with food! Anybody on Facebook can see the hundreds of photos from Aruba, Dominican Republic & other group trips.
  • We expect at least 30 Canadians to take advantage of this FR** poker vacation between September 8-20, so in case compuease or anybody here wants to join us, PM me soon.

    compuease wrote: »
    Blondefish, I may be interested in this.

  • OK, but how is it "free"? ie, what do we need to pay for?
  • It is like the other casino resorts that comp your room, meals & alcohol to fill up the hotel & casino during a slow period. I will submit the list of over 20 Canadian players today to get their room. Hopefully westside and others can join us.

    Here is s website with the structures, including a $150 Rookies Event restricted to those with less than $25,000 in HendonMob earnings.
    compuease wrote: »
    OK, but how is it "free"? ie, what do we need to pay for?

  • compueasecompuease Admin
    edited August 7
    Too expensive to get there.. I consider that as part of the rake... I don't eat enough (or drink at all) to make up that. Rooms I generally get through points anyways, especially over the last 2+ years of accumulation. Almost everything I buy goes through my points Visa, even quite a bit of business product.

    Surprised you aren't outlining rakes for these events, that used to be your forte..
  • I drove there in March & May, & it cost me < $100 in gas. Others who don't have a lot of vacation time are flying for ~$451 round-trip. There are six U$1,500 High Roller entries given out, of which a local female player won last time & ended up cashing her freeroll for U$ 5,873 tax-free. See the photo below of the live streamed final table.

    I have to drive back early after the September 16 Seniors Event & free breakfast.


  • compueasecompuease Admin
    edited August 7
    BlondeFish wrote: »
    I drove there in March & May, & it cost me < $100 in gas. Others who don't have a lot of vacation time are flying for ~$451 round-trip.
    3500km round trip (and approx 35 driving hours, no thanks) for less than $100 in gas??? What were you riding a motorized bicycle? In my vehicle that would be about 450 litres, so perhaps $700? Current cheapest flights are over $600. Way too much rake. If you are doing this as vacation, understood but as a financial decision alone = not a good deal.

  • edited August 7
    I drive an autonomous vehicle & used the Gas Buddy trip calculator going to Pearl River, Mississippi. Please post what you get from

    There has not been a casino tournament in Ontario for over 28 months, so there has been a lot of Canadian players travelling to WSOP Aruba, Caribbean Latin Series of Poker, WSOP Alberta & other Circuit stops, Las Vegas, etc. The best value out of all those is by far the comped Pearl River Resort. June, Greg & I maximize our EV by playing in the the best-value places, so we can afford to keep travelling to the more expensive poker destinations. For example, my future trips of WPT Taiwan and WPT World Championship $15 Million Guaranteed would cost a LOT more.
  • Ok I am well aware of gasbuddy, no secret there but what autonomous vehicle do you drive that gets you round trip to Philly, Mississippi for <$100. ?
  • I have a modified Toyota. What cost did you get to drive to Pearl River? Before my road trip, I'll take a screen shot & can post it too.
  • compueasecompuease Admin
    edited August 7
    What the heck is a "modified Toyota"? When I use gasbuddy I get a cost of $366. USD with a savings of $87. so significant. I would guess CDN that would be about $585. with the hassle of getting off the highway into smaller towns to get the cheap gas. Going straight through likely under $700. but not that much. Still far from "free"...
  • I bought comma three openpilot to make the car autonomous without ever having to touch the steering wheel or brakes on the highway.

    Gas Buddy shows my cost as only $94 to Pearl River. I’ll probably detour to theme parks on the way back so I’ll figure that out later.

    The $9,000 High Roller free draws, several Main Event seats given away on Facebook, no daily resort fees unlike Las Vegas, free 4-star resort room, free meals, free unlimited alcohol, $5 max rake cash games for as high as 2/5/25 straddle PLO, 2 world-class championship golf courses, etc. makes this the most +$EV & positive Life EV vacation for poker-starved players, which is why over 25 Canadians are going. Anyway, hopefully Wes, Ted, Neil, Matt or others can take advantage of this next time they offer this comp.


  • No thanks...
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