Today, Poker Central® and RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) will be picking up where they left off in 2020. Their original partnership will continue into the 2021 RunGood season tour alongside OTT streaming service PokerGO.
The newly revamped “All-Stars Comeback Tour Powered by PokerGO” season will again host and award tournament seats to a 64-player capped event in December streamed from inside the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Part of the field will qualify through the tour, while the remaining spots will be filled by invitees of PokerGO and RunGood that include poker professionals, industry personalities, and celebrities.
Read all about Showbound on PokerGO as the RunGood Poker Series made dreams come through in 2019 on Poker After Dark.
This season will mark the two-time Global Poker Awards Best Mid-Major Tour/Circuit winner’s return to the felt after a 15-month hiatus. Things return to action out west at Jamul Casino in San Diego, followed by a Midwest reunion at Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs. A southern homecoming at Horseshoe Casino Tunica scheduled shortly after. Each stop will award two $550 seats into the end-of-the-year RGPS: All-Star ProAm - one to the Main Event winner and the other to the Casino Champion Points winner. Live reporting of the All-Stars Comeback Tour Powered by PokerGO will be provided by PokerNews.com.
- June 8-13: Jamul Casino in San Diego, California
- June 22-17: Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa
- July 6-11: Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi
The 2021 tour schedule looks to add more dates as rooms reopen and begin to see play again. Each room missed during the 2020 season will vote in a “Name Your City’s Poker Team” campaign prior to each stop. The logo will then be professionally designed by RunGoodGear.com with the reveal of the winning name on “Opening Night”. Players can expect plenty of promotional items to celebrate the week. Current poker room team names from 2020 include:
- Council Bluffs Bluffers
- San Diego Card Sharks
- Tunica Riverboat Rounders
- Joplin Grinders
“Following the success of ‘Showbound’ in 2019, we’re ready to raise the stakes and highlight more heroes from the RunGood Poker Series,” said Mori Eskandani, president of Poker Central. “We’re excited to welcome ‘All-Stars’ from across the country to the PokerGO Studio to compete on poker’s greatest stage in the RGPS: All-Star ProAM this December.”
“The excitement of coming back to the felt and getting to finish what we started one year ago has the office buzzing. The landscape may have changed but the heart and soul of the tour remain the same, said Tana Karn, president of RunGoodGear.com, owner of the RunGood Poker Series. “Let’s finish what we started.”
Detailed schedules for each stop currently under contract are available online. Players can look forward to the delivery of a big stage feel for an affordable buy-in once again. Further details can be found on the RunGood Poker Series website.
Throughout the year, Poker Central will provide updates on the All-Stars Comeback Tour season including upcoming stops, and a list of qualifiers for the RGPS: All-Stars ProAm that will be held at the PokerGO Studio in December.