Summertime Poker Tournaments At Ohio Casinos

Written By Brian Cross on June 22, 2023
Ohio Casino Poker Tournaments

Live No Limit Hold ‘Em remains a popular game in Ohio poker rooms. With only four casinos that offer live table games, the poker options within the state are limited. But if you live near one of Ohio’s largest cities, there is potential money to be made if you’ve got the skills.

Ohio casinos offer cash games daily, along with various promotions. The tournaments with guaranteed prize pools draw the biggest crowds, though. With buy-ins from $60 to $600, Ohio casinos feature tournament options for every experience level and risk tolerance.

The following is your guide to Ohio poker tournaments scheduled during the rest of June and July.

JACK Cleveland poker room offering $75K guarantee in June

JACK Cleveland Casino has a major poker event left this month, and one satellite will guarantee two seats to it. On Sunday, June 25, the monthly $600 No Limit Hold ‘Em event delivers a $75,000 guaranteed prize pool. This one is a single-day event.

The remaining satellite is the night before, on Saturday, June 24 at 4:15 p.m. The buy in is $90.

Daily tournaments fill out the rest of the June schedule at JACK:

Mondays: $160 NLH – 11:15 a.m. – $3,000 guarantee
Tuesdays: $160 NLH – 11:15 a.m. – $3,000 guarantee
Tuesdays: $200 NLH – 7:15 p.m. – $5,000 guarantee
Wednesdays: $160 NLH – 11:15 a.m. – $3,000 guarantee
Thursdays: $300 NLH – 3:15 p.m. – $10,000 guarantee
Fridays: $200 Deepstack NLH – 12:15 a.m. – $5,000 guarantee
Saturdays: $220 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH – 12:15 p.m. – $5,000 guarantee

On June 19, the final four contenders at JACK’s Holiday $350 NLHE agreed to a deal, naming Andy L the winner. Congrats to the four winners, who bested the 93 other participants in the tournament. The total prize pool was $28,130 for the top 12 finishers.

Hard Rock Cincinnati Poker kicks off July with $50K guarantee

In Cincinnati, Hard Rock Casino will start July off with a bang. The first tournament, on July 1, offers a whopping $50,000 guaranteed prize pool. Until then, two No Limit Hold ‘Em tournaments offer $10K guarantees before the end of June.


Sunday, June 25 – 10:15 a.m. – $200 buy-in, $10K guarantee
Wednesday, June 28 – 6:15 p.m. – $200 buy-in, $10K guarantee


Saturday, July 1 – 11:35 a.m. – $400 buy-in, 50K guarantee
Friday, July 14 – 6:15 p.m. – $100 Black Chip Bounty – $200 buy-in, $10K guarantee
Monday, July 17 – 10:15 a.m. – Monthly Senior Tournament – $300 buy-in, $25K guarantee
Sundays – 10:15 a.m. – $200 buy-in, $10K guarantee
Wednesdays – 6:15 p.m. – $200 buy-in, $10K guarantee

Congratulations to Barbara Walston, who took home the win in the previous Sunday $200 NLH tournament on June 18.

$30K June poker tournament At Hollywood Columbus is fast approaching

Coming up at Hollywood Casino Columbus, the Monthly Mega $30K tournament takes place on Sunday, June 25. The buy-in is $300 to compete for a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool. The tournament starts at 12:15 p.m., with late registration through level 12.

Hollywood also offers Turbo Tournaments Monday through Friday. The $60 tournaments start at 12:15 p.m and keep the action moving with 15 minute rounds. Each tournament offers a $1,000 guaranteed prize pool.

There are a few weekly options with larger prize pools as well:

Mondays: $100 Green Chip Bounty – 7:15 p.m. – $4K guarantee
Wednesdays: $200 Top Tier – 7:15 p.m. – $10K guarantee ($4K for first place)
Thursdays: $100 Power Stack – 7:15 p.m. – $7K guarantee
Sundays: $160 Sunday Super 10K – 12:15 p.m. – $10K guarantee

The 34-table poker room at Hollywood Columbus also features $300-$500 High Hands, awarded each hour or half-hour during most of the day every day.

Hollywood Toledo poker room offers great promotions

No tournaments are posted for Hollywood Casino Toledo, but like Columbus, the great High Hands promos are running at peak times in the poker room.

Monday-Thursday: $200 High Hands every hour, 1-4 p.m. and 7-11 p.m.
Fridays: $200 High Hands every 30 minutes, 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. ($400 High Hands on the first Friday of the month.)
Saturdays: $200 High Hands every 30 minutes, 2 p.m. – 12 a.m. ($400 High Hands on the third Saturday of the month.)

The Hollywood Awards promotion is available any time other promotions aren’t going on. Quad Jacks or better gets the posted prize, up to $599 cash.

Hollywood has a progressive Hold’em Bad Beat jackpot in Toledo, currently at $42,780.44 as of June 20. Any player that loses a hand with Quads nabs 50% of that prize, with 25% going to the winning hand and the remainder shared with the table.

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Brian Cross contributes sports betting, casino and lottery coverage to PlayOhio and PlayPennsylvania. Brian studied Professional Writing and Journalism at the University of Cincinnati and has been a contributing writer at Cincinnati’s alt-weekly for over 10 years.

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