San Francisco poker room cancels NYE party after invite list topping 4,000 people revealed
By Bob Garcia
A poker room in the Bay area has cancelled its private New Year’s Eve party after word got out that over 4,000 people were slated to attend.
Graton Resort & Casino had posted on social media that they planned to close early on December 31st to accommodate a private party. While the post didn’t mention who was attending, it was revealed that casino VIPs and platinum-tier rewards club members had been invited.
There are currently over 5,600 active cases of COVID-19 in Sonoma County, where Graton Resort & Casinos resides. But because Graton Resort & Casino sits on tribal land, they aren’t obligated to follow state or county COVID health and safety rules.
The casino has since updated patrons with its party plans, posting the following it its Facebook page
“Our previously scheduled private event has been cancelled and we will be closing our doors from 5PM on December 31, 2020 until 6AM on January 1, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you again in 2021.”
While party plans have been cancelled, celebrations at the poker tables may continue. Graton Resort & Casino will remain open for poker leading up to the 5pm New Year’s Eve closure.
The poker room features 20 tables with a variety of Limit, No Limit, and Pot Limit action, and is famous for offering the most lucrative Bad Beat Jackpots and Daily Bonus Payout programs in the region.
On December 31st, the poker room hosts a $500 GTD tournament from 10am to 12pm every 30 minutes, and a $250 tournament every 30 minutes from 12:30pm to 5pm.
On January 1st, poker players can jump into a $500 tournament every 30 minutes from 12pm to 2pm.