The Final 2023 Checkpoint Season Tour Stop at Thunder Valley Casino is July 13th - 31st

[Tulsa, OK] – The RunGood Poker Series - three-time recipient of the Global Poker Award “Best Mid-Major Poker Tour” - kicks off its highly anticipated final stop of the Checkpoint Poker Season. Mark your calendars for July 13– 31 for the series’ 17 Rings awarded in 19 Days at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, CA.

Marquee multi-flight ring events are slated for the weekends that host six-figure guarantees:

July 13th – 16th $400 Monolith $250,000 GTD

July 20th – 23rd $600 The Hendon Mob Mid-Major Championship $500,000 GTD

July 28th – 31st $2,500 RGPS Checkpoint Million Dollar Main $1,000,000 GTD

Players who win a RGPS Ring in 2023 have a chance to win an experience of a lifetime powered by PokerGO. The poker streaming giant will be awarding an entry to the PGT Championship $1,000,000 Free Roll during the $300 Dream Seat Invitational at Thunder Valley Casino Resort this November. The Dream Seat invitational is scheduled for November 29, and only 2023 RGPS Ring Winners may buy-in to this exclusive RunGood event. As a “thank you” to providing the tour’s players with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, RunGood encourages players to subscribe to PokerGO with promo code RunGood23 for instant access to the best poker content around.

The above is just the tip of the iceberg of why players choose to play the award -winning series. The tour has long been recognized for its commitment to providing players with an above and beyond experience as well as giving back to communities. This season’s Checkpoint theme raised funds for care packages to be shipped to our United States Service Members stationed overseas. Through hat sales and a pledge from the company itself, nearly 300 care kits will be shipped via the non-profit organization Operation Gratitude.

"Thunder Valley Casino Resort is delighted to host the final stop of RunGood Checkpoint Season," states Ben Erwin. "Thunder Valley is ready for an incredible 19 days featuring many signature events, the first Hendon Mob Mid Major Championship in the U.S, & the RunGood Million Dollar Main, featuring that $1,000,000 Guarantee. This festival is sure to offer some record fields for tournaments in Northern California." 

Other highlights during the 19 days include a collaboration with Jack Rabbit Brewery with an exclusive RunGood branded beverage debuting July 18 with a free brewery tour that includes round-trip transportation to and from Thunder Valley (see the Poker Room for details). Later on, players can battle it out with some of poker’s best in the signature RunGood Ambassador Bomb Pot Bounty event on July 24, which awards added-on prizes for knocking out designated celebrity players. For a more intimate setting, players can jump into cash games with celebrities in a friendly meet-up game on July 26. Before the $1,000,000 GTD Main Event kicks off, players are also invited to a free comedy show on property headlined by poker commentator and comedian Joe Stapleton on July 27.

"We are thrilled to have not only our one million dollar guaranteed main event return to Thunder Valley Casino but to also host The Hendon Mob’s first ever stateside event," said Tana Karn, President of the RunGood Poker Series. "We are dedicated to bringing players year-over-year unique experiences combined with the game we all love. Join us for another historic tour stop set to bring more than just the board."

For more information about the RunGood Poker Series and the upcoming tour stop at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, visit or contact Hayley Hochstetler at

About RunGood Poker Series: The RunGood Poker Series is the premier mid-major poker tours in the country, renowned for its high-quality events and welcoming atmosphere. With a focus on providing a big stage feel at affordable buy-ins, the RunGood Poker Series has become a favorite among players of all skill levels backed by three Global Poker Awards for Best Mid-Major Poker Tour.