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WSOP bracelet winner, Friend of PokerStars, DraftKings Partner and Twitch live streaming superstar Jason Somerville will host a unique six-day event for his fans this October at the Peppermill Casino in Reno, Nevada.

The Run It Up poker show that Somerville streams daily has exploded in popularity in 2015, and “jcarver” is hoping the Run It Up Reno Poker Event at Peppermill Casino will give his viewers a unique, fun-packed experience.

RIU Reno Poker Event Details

The special event will begin on Tuesday, October 20 and conclude on Sunday, October 25. During those six days, more than two dozen live poker tournaments (ranging from free to a $565 buy-in “Main Event”), will take place.

However, poker is but one of many planned activities for fans who make the trip. Starting with a welcome party at the EDGE nightclub, RIU Reno will boast morning workouts with UFC athletes, poker seminars, along with a Survivor viewing party.

Perhaps the most intriguing part of the event will occur on Sunday, October 25, when the final 8 players of the RIU Reno Main Event will be streamed live on Twitch as they compete for the first place prize.

Special Hotel Rate for Attendees

The Reno Peppermill Casino is offering a special nightly rate starting at $59.99 for attendees of the event. Those who make the trip will need to cover all tournament buy-in another other expenses during their stay,

More details can be found on the official RIU Reno Poker Event webpage.

Will RIU Reno Poker Event Be a Success?

Poker industry representatives will be keeping a close eye on Reno next month to measure mainstream poker interest in Somerville’s program. Its unique week-long format of cross promoting a live stream hosted by a single personality with an actual final table cast has never been attempted before.

There should also be plenty of buzz surrounding PokerStars‘ highly anticipated New Jersey online poker launch while the event is taking place.

As for the event itself, we at PokerUpdate would be thrilled to see several hundred enjoy the poker action and festivities for the entire week. Jason Somerville is the undisputed king of poker live streaming, and I personally believe a turnout of over 100 attendees to the six day program should be deemed a success.

Contact the Peppermill Casino directly to book your stay for the RIU Reno Poker Event by calling 866-821-9996. You will need to use the RUNITUP promotional code to take advantage of special nightly rates.

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David Huber

David Huber has been involved in the poker industry for more than a decade: initially as a professional online poker player and later as an editor, consultant, writer, and forum manager. Known as "dhubermex" online, David's poker-related work has been heavily published across numerous websites since 2004.