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Big Dance Blackjack Tournament at Cherry Red Casino

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Cherry Red Casino seems to have a thing for coming up with blackjack tournaments that coincide with huge sporting events. I, for one, am a big fan of the idea, because two of my favorite things are sports and blackjack. Blackjack Bowl III, which coincides with the Super Bowl, has recently ended and now it’s time for the Big Dance. Any college basketball fan knows that March is the most exciting part of the year, when we get into March Madness with the start of the NCAA Tournament, also called the Big Dance.

Big Dance is a Mano a Mano blackjack tournament, which is Cherry Red’s fancy name for a tournament where two players compete head-to-head. The final round of the tournament, which you can consider like this tourney’s Final Four, will be held on April 16 and the tournament qualifiers begin on March 1.

Like the NCAA Tournament, 64 players will qualify for this event. They will then compete for a prize pool of $6,400 (unlike the NCAA Tournament, since the NCAA frowns upon their athletes getting paid). Though 64 players will gain entry to the final round for free by qualifying, other players can buy their way in if they didn’t qualify. To buy your way into the tournament, the entry fee is $110. The qualifiers are held every week and are limited to 64 players each. The entry fee for the qualifiers is $16.

With such a big different in the entry fee from the qualifiers to the main event, it’s definitely worth it to join the qualifiers and try to play your way in. To take part in the Big Dance tournament, visit Cherry Red Casino today.