$20,000 Baccarat Tournament

Check your rankings on our digital leaderboard located in the Main Crescent Club.

Be one of the top 48 base point* earners to play for a chance at $1,000 CASH PRIZES and A SEAT IN THE TOURNAMENT FINALE on September 15 where you could WIN UP TO $10,000 CASH.


OFFICIAL RULES

How to Participate

  • The top 48 Crescent Club guests with the highest total cumulative base points earned in Table Games play, excluding Roulette and Ultimate Texas Hold’Em,
    between September 1, 2019 at 6:00 AM through Midnight on September, 10, 2019 will receive one (1) complimentary seat in the Baccarat Qualifying Event held
    on Saturday, September 14.

Qualifying Event

Saturday, September 14 | Registration at 11AM | Tournament begins at Noon

  • The top six (6) players at the final table at the Baccarat Qualifying Event will win the following:
    • 1st -3rd Place — $1,000 Cash and a seat in the Tournament Finale on Sunday, September 15
    • 4th – 6th Place — $500 Cash
  • Only the top three (3) players frоm the Baccarat Qualifying Event will move onto the Tournament Finale.

Tournament Finale

Sunday, September 15 | Registration at 11:00 AM | Tournament begins at Noon

  • Participation into the Tournament Finale is determined by placing in the Qualifying Event or by invitation.
  • The top six (6) players at the final table will win the following:
    • 1st Place — $10,000 Cash
    • 2nd Place — $4,000 Cash
    • 3rd Place — $1,500 Cash
    • 4th – 6th Place — $500 Cash

Tournament Rules

  • Players must report to their assigned game 15 minutes prior to the commencement of their play or risk forfeiting their seat.
  • The tournament will be a four (4) round elimination tournament.
  • Each round may contain more than one session, with each session lasting fifteen (15) hands.
  • The players will bet in sequence counter-clockwise around the table. Markers numbered one (1) through fifteen (15) will be used at each table to indicate the player required to bet first, as well as what number hand is being dealt. The marker will begin at the 1st player on the right of the dealer and be moved counter-clockwise one player position after each hand.
  • Players may only bet on either the Player or Banker not both.
  • Once a wager is made it cannot be changed or removed.
  • Players are required to place a bet every hand and may only bet in their designated area.
  • Failure to place a bet will disqualify them frоm the round.
  • Session winners will be determined by the player(s) with the highest point total(s) per table at the end of each session.
  • When there is a tie for point total and a decision is required to advance in the tournament or to determine prize pool position the following procedure will be used to break the tie:
    • Three (3) dice will be shaken using a dice cup for each player involved in the tie.
    • Each player will be given tournament chips totaling one hundred (100) times the sum of the three (3) dice.
    • The players must bet all the chips received as a result of the shake of the dice on a single hand.
    • The player with the highest total must make their bet first followed by the lower point totals sequentially frоm highest to lowest.
    • The player with the highest point total at the completion of the hand will advance in the tournament or be placed in the next highest position of the prize pool.
    • This procedure will be repeated as many times as necessary to break any remaining ties.
  • The final round will consist of six (6) players.
  • Standard Snoqualmie Baccarat rules will apply with the following exceptions:
    • The rotating starting position for betting.
    • No commission will be collected.
  • Tournament chips have no monetary value and are used as a point value for scoring purposes only.
  • The chips given to each player are for their participation in the tournament, must remain on the table in sight of all tournament players and cannot be given or transferred to another player.
  • At the end of each session a table inventory will be taken to insure all tournament chips are accounted for. If tournament chips are found to be missing frоm a table, all participants at that table may be disqualified frоm the tournament.
  • Only English may be spoken and players may not coach other players or be coached by others.
  • Only the person registered in the tournament may play, no substitutions are allowed.
  • Players who withdraw frоm a session or violate tournament rules may be disqualified.
  • Management reserves the right to modify or cancel the tournament without prior notification.
  • Players must have valid identification to collect prize money.
  • Prize pool may be adjusted based on the number of entries.
  • Chopping of the prize pool is prohibited.
  • Management’s decisions are final.

General Rules

  • All times referred to throughout these rules are approximate.
  • Guests will be notified within 24 hours following the conclusion of the base point earning period outlined to qualify for the Qualifying Event using the contact information on file. Should a guest fail to reserve their seat or respond to notification attempts made by Snoqualmie Casino within 24 hours, that prize seat in the Qualifying Event will be forfeit and an attempt to award that seat to the next highest ranking guest will be made.
  • By participating in this promotion, guests agree to allow Snoqualmie Casino to use their image for promotional purposes. By signing a photo release form, winners additionally agree to allow Snoqualmie Casino to use their image and first name.
  • Winners are responsible for all tax requirements. All non-gaming awards and prizes such as cash will be aggregated for the year for tax reporting purposes.
  • Snoqualmie Casino is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information on any advertising material for this promotion, including, handbills, fliers, posters, signs, billboards, newspaper or spoken advertisements.
  • Snoqualmie Casino employees are ineligible to participate.
  • The management of Snoqualmie Casino reserves all rights to change, cancel or modify this promotion without notice for any reason.
  • Any Patron who has any dispute, disagreement, or other grievance regarding the play or any patron who has any dispute, disagreement, or other grievance regarding the play or operation of any gaming activity, including a refusal to pay any alleged winnings frоm Gaming Activities, may raise such dispute with the following persons and in the following order: (a) a member of the staff of the Gaming Operation, (b) the supervisor in the area in which the dispute arose, (c) the CEO, (d) the Commission; and (e) Snoqualmie Tribal Court. Patrons that are unsatisfied with the decision of the CEO, who wish to file a formal dispute with the Gaming Commission, may do so at www.snocasino.com/dispute/.

Tournament Structure

The tournament will be a four (4) round elimination tournament with each round being one or more sessions. Each session begins with five (5) ghost hands and lasts for fifteen (15) hands. The players will bet in sequence counter-clockwise around the table. Markers numbered one (1) through fifteen (15) will be used at each table to indicate the player required to bet first, as well as what number hand is being dealt. The marker will begin at the 1st player on the right of the dealer and be moved counter-clockwise one player position after each hand. Once a wager is made it cannot be changed or removed. Players are required to place a bet every hand and may only bet in their designated area. Failure to place a bet will disqualify them frоm the round.

All players in Round 1 will start with 5,000 points in the form of tournament chips. The minimum bet will be 100, up to a maximum bet of 2,500 on Banker or Player, in increments of 100. All Tie & Dragon Bonus bets will be a minimum of 100 up to a maximum of 500, in increments of 100. Exception: Tie Breaker bets have no maximum.

Round 1 will consist of two sessions with four (4) Baccarat tables each having a maximum of six (6) players per table. All invited players participate in one session during Round 1. The top three (3) players frоm each table with the highest point totals per session (a maximum of twenty-four (24) players) advance to Round 2.

All players qualifying for Round 2 will start with 5,000 points in the form of tournament chips. The minimum bet will be 100, up to a maximum bet of 2,500 on Banker or Player, in increments of 100. All Tie & Dragon Bonus bets will be a minimum of 100 up to a maximum of 500, in increments of 100. Exception: Tie Breaker bets have no maximum.

>Round 2 will consist of one session with four (4) Baccarat tables each having a maximum of six (6) players per table. The top three (3) players frоm each table with the highest point totals (a maximum of twelve (12) players) advance to Round 3.

All players qualifying for Round 3 will start with 5,000 points in the form of tournament chips. The minimum bet will be 100, up to a maximum bet of 2,500 on Banker or Player, in increments of 100. All Tie & Dragon Bonus bets will be a minimum of 100 up to a maximum of 500, in increments of 100. Exception: Tie Breaker bets have no maximum.

Round 3 will consist of one session with two (2) Baccarat tables each having a maximum of six (6) players per table. The top three (3) players frоm each table with the highest point totals (a maximum of six (6) players) advance to Round 4.

All players qualifying for Round 4 will start with 10,000 points in the form of tournament chips. The minimum bet will be 100, up to a maximum bet of 5,000 on Banker or Player, in increments of 100. All Tie & Dragon Bonus bets will be a minimum of 100 up to a maximum of 500, in increments of 100. Exception: Tie Breaker bets have no maximum.

Round 4 will consist of one session with one (1) Baccarat table having a maximum of six (6) players. At the completion of the session, the players will be instructed to carefully place their chips directly in front of their position. A tournament representative will verify the point value of the tournament chips and record the amount next to the player’s name on the Event Control Form. The player and the tournament representative will each initial the form after agreeing with the amount. Players who have “tapped out” will be recorded as zero (0).

Snoqualmie Casino reserves the right to add/delete sessions and to adjust advancement based upon the number or players responding to our invitation. Snoqualmie Casino management also reserves the right to adjust the maximum number of advancements, when management deems it as necessary, in order to resolve an error caused by our staff.

Breaking Ties for Point Totals

When players have a tie for point totals and a decision is required to advance in the tournament or to determine prize pool position the following procedure will be used to break the tie:

Three (3) dice will be shaken using a dice cup by each player involved in the tie. Each player will be given tournament chips totaling one hundred (100) times the total of the three (3) dice. The players must bet all the chips received as a result of the shake of the dice on a single hand. The highest point total must make their bet first, followed by lower point totals sequentially. The player with the highest point total at the end of the hand will advance in the tournament or be placed in the next highest position of the prize pool. This procedure will be repeated for each hand necessary to break any remaining ties.

Example: Three players have equal point totals. They will each take a turn shaking the three dice. Player one shakes a total of 15, Player two shakes a total of 12 and player three shakes a total of 10. Player one will be given 1,500 in tournament chips, must place their bet first and places a Banker bet. Player two will be given 1,200 in tournament chips, will place their bet next and places a Player bet. Player three will be give 1,000 in tournament chips, places their bet last and places 500 on the player and 500 on the Tie bet.

One hand of Baccarat is dealt resulting in a Player win.

Player two wins this tie breaker and advances or takes the next highest position in the prize pool.

Players one and three will now repeat the process to break their tie.

* Excludes points earned on Roulette and Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em.