This is the structure Eastern Poker, LLC recommends all charities to use in order for players to enjoy fair, uniform, and quality tournaments. The charities have the right to modify or change structure if they deem necessary and will post any changes on location, on website, or in advertisements.
Single Table Satellite Tournaments
Usually charities will host satellite tournaments before the main event starts. These are an inexpensive way for players to get into the main tournament at a fraction of the cost. Any seats won in these tournaments have no cash value, are non-transferable, and must be used the same night of the event. Prices of satellites range from $15 - $25 and are posted on site and advertised in advance.
Once a group of 10 players sign-up for the satellite game, the single table tournament begins. The top 2 players per table will advance to the eveningís main event. Players begin tournament with 2,000 chips. Turbo Satellites begin with 1,500 chips.
Usually called the "Main Event" for the evening. Typically there is a turnout of 80-150 players who will all play for a 70% payout to roughly the top 10% of the field.
They are typically a "freeze-out" format, which means there are no re-buys or add-ons during play. The 30% proceeds go towards supporting some great non-profit organizations. All prizes are to be paid according to MA State Law and players are responsible to pay any taxes associated with their prize.
Here is the Pay-out table charities use as a guideline when creating prize pay-out structures:
|Number of Players|
|> 40||41 - 80||81 - 120||121 - 160||161 - 200||> 201|
Blind structure for tournaments have been carefully created to allow for better play and more chips while still keeping in mind a MA state mandated 5 hour time frame to host tournaments in. Charities are instructed to use this blind structure for all Sit 'N Go, Satellite, and Multi-Table tournaments.
|NEW CHARITY BLINDS|
|Small Blind||Big Blind||Ante|
NEW BLIND STRUCTURE TO ENSURE NO SUDDEN JUMPS AT CERTAIN LEVELS
IF TOURNAMENT CONTINUES FUTURE LEVELS AT DISCRETION OF TD
- Blind Levels for Multi Table Tournaments usually last 20 minutes, Sit íN Go and Satellites last 15 minute, and Turbo Satellites go 10 minutes.
- DEEPSTACK FORMATS. Starting Stack for $75- Tournament generally 7,500 chips, and $100- tournaments starts with 10,000 chips.
*Breaks and blind schedules are subject to change. Charity reserves right to change based on their discretion. Any changes will be announces on premise. Satellites and Sit íN Go tournaments do not have breaks.