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“The Natural” Invitational Baccarat Tournament

December 12, 2016 thru January 29, 2017
Compete in the "The Natural" Dec 12 thru Jan 29 for a chance to win a share of over $150K in Cash & Cheques!
Hot Seat Drawings: Each Tuesday & Thursday prior to Qualifying Rounds
Qualifying Rounds: Jan 8, 15 & 22


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Official Rules:

WinStar World Casino and Resort is giving away over $150,000 in cash and cheques during “The Natural” Invitational Baccarat Tournament promotion from Monday, December 12, 2016, through Sunday, January 29 2017.

Patrons must be eighteen (18) years or older with a valid photo ID and must be or become a member of WinStar Club Passport with complete and accurate account information to participate. The following individuals or entities are not eligible to participate or win during this promotional activity: employees of WinStar World Casino and Resort; employees of the Nation are prohibited from participating as set forth by any of the Nation’s policies, regulations or laws; anyone who is currently barred from any of the Nation’s Gaming Facilities; or any Promotional Sponsors.

Beginning Monday, December 12, 2016, the first seventy-two (72) Patrons who redeem their special invitation at the Winstar World Casino and Resort Madrid Player’s Club desk will be eligible to participate in a Qualifying Round Tournament. Each Qualifying Round Tournament will have twenty-four (24) special invitation participants. Rounds are assigned on a first come first serve bases in order of tournaments.

Qualifying Round Tournaments will be held in the Beijing Gaming Plaza at WinStar World Casino and Resort on the following Sundays: January 8, 2017, January 15, 2017 and January 22, 2017.

Hot seat drawings will take place on the Tuesday and Thursday prior to each of the qualifying rounds (Q1 – January 3 and 5, 2017; Q2 – January 10 and 12, 2017; Q3 – January 17 and 19, 2017) to fill vacant seats in the Qualifying Round Tournaments. Hot seat drawings will be selected from approximately 4pm (CST) to 10pm (CST) on Baccarat and Pai-Gow tables for a minimum of six (6) hot seat spots per day, 12 each week. Any additional spots due to absent Patrons will also be filled via Wild Card hopper drawings on the day of the Qualifying Round Tournaments.

  1. Each Hot Seat winner will receive an entry into the upcoming Qualifying Round Tournament. All entries are non-transferable and have no cash value.
  2. The winners of hot seat drawings will receive $50 in cheques each and one (1) Qualifying Round Tournament entry. Each rated Patron at that table will receive $25 in cheques and a Wild Card entry.
  3. Hot Seat winners will be randomly selected via hot seat drawing.
  4. Hot Seat winners must be seated at the table, actively playing a live, rated hand and be in possession of their WinStar Club Passport card and valid identification at the time of each drawing in order to be declared a winner.
  5. If the winning Patron of the hot seat drawing is not a rated Patron, a new winning Patron will be drawn.
  6. If the winning Patron already has an entry into the Natural Main Event or possesses an invite to the Qualifying Round Tournament, Patrons are still eligible for the $50 in cheques and a new winning Patron will be drawn.
  7. Patrons are not eligible to receive more than one (1) entry into The Natural.
  8. Wild Card entries will be valid for the next Qualifying Round Tournament. All Wild Card entries will need to be placed in the hopper at the Winstar World Casino and Resorts Mist Box Office by 11:30am (CST) on day of Qualifying Round Tournaments (January 8, 2017, January 15, 2017 and January 22, 2017).
  9. WinStar World Casino and Resorts Manual Drawing System will be the sole determinant of each winner.
  10. The Main Event will be held in the Beijing Gaming Plaza at WinStar World Casino and Resort on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT ROUNDS:

  1. Qualifying Tournament Round registration will be held at the WinStar World Casino and Resort Mist Box Office from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and tournaments will begin at 2:00pm (CST) on each of the following dates:
    1. Qualifying Round 1 – Sunday, January 8, 2017
    2. Qualifying Round 2 – Sunday January 15, 2017
    3. Qualifying Round 3 – Sunday, January 22, 2017
  2. Each Qualifying Tournament Round will consist of thirty six (36) Patrons.
  3. All Winstar World Casino House Tournament rules apply.
  4. EZ-Baccarat tables will not be utilized for tournament play.
  5. All Patrons will start each round with $5,000.00 in tournament chips.
  6. Twenty (20) hands of Baccarat will be dealt each round.
  7. Patrons must be seated and ready to play by the time they are to place their first wager at the start of any round or will be disqualified. Patrons must play all hands. Patron(s) leaving the table early will result in disqualification.
  8. The table limit will be $100 – $1,000 on Player or Banker.
  9. Patrons must place a bet at the table minimum on Player or Banker on each hand.
  10. Patrons may also play the tie. The limit on this bet will be $10 – $100 and the odds will be 8 to 1. This bet will be optional and is not a required wager.
  11. No wagers will be permitted on the Dragon Bonus for any round of the tournament.
  12. No ante will be taken on any wager. However, the normal 5% commission will be taken on Banker bets.
  13. After the dealer has completed the payouts and announced Place Your Bets the Patron will have one (1) minute to place their wagers, including any tie bets.
  14. There will be no piggy-backing of wagers.
  15. Any attempts at collusion will result in the disqualification of the Patrons involved.
  16. For the duration of the twenty (20) required hands, if the draw is a natural nine (9) tie, the tie bet will be paid at five (5) times the normal odds. Similarly any natural eight (8) tie will be paid at three (3) times the normal odds.
  17. At the end of twenty (20) hands, the chip counts of each Patron will be totaled and recorded.
  18. At no time may any one (1) Patron have another Patrons chips counted.
  19. The Patron from each of the four (4) rounds (within each qualifying event) with the highest dollar chip total will qualify for The Main Event and ($2,500.00) in cash and cheques.
  20. In the event that there is a tie score both Patrons will be given one (1) card drawn from the Baccarat shoe. The Patron with the lowest numbered seat will receive the first card and the other Patron will receive the second card. In the event of a tie, two (2) more cards will be drawn until a winner has been determined. At this point, there will be another hand of Baccarat dealt. Prior to the drawing of this hand the Patron who won the high card will choose whether he/she wants the Player or the Banker hand leaving the other hand for his/her opponent. Whoever wins the hand will qualify for the Main Event. In the event of a tie, further hands will be drawn until there is a winner.
  21. The final chip count of all Patrons not qualifying for the finals will be recorded.
  22. The top two (2) highest non-qualifying chip totals from all of the four (4) rounds combined for each qualifying tournament round will advance to the Main Event and will receive $500 each in cheques.
  23. At the conclusion of each qualifying tournament round all Patrons who do not qualify for the Main Event will receive a wild card entry valid for the Main Event on Sunday, January 29, 2017. All wild card entries will need to be placed in the hopper at the WinStar World Casino’s Mist Box Office by 11:30am (CST) on the day of the Main Event, Sunday, January 29, 2017.
  24. All Main Event qualifiers will receive a hotel room at the WinStar World Casino Hotel for two (2) nights, Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29, 2017.

THE MAIN EVENT:

  1. The Main Event will be held Sunday, January 29, 2017. Main Event registration will be held at the WinStar World Casino and Resort Mist Box Office from 10:00am (CST) to 11:30am (CST) and the tournament will begin at 2:00pm (CST). If any qualified Patron fails to properly register during the allotted times, tournament entry will be voided.
    1. The Main Event will consist of eighteen (18) Patrons. If any tournament participants fail to properly register by 11:30 a.m., their spot will be filled through wild card drawings.
    2. All wild card entries will need to be placed in the hopper at the WinStar World Casino’s Mist Box Office by 11:30 a.m. on the day of the Main Event, Sunday, January 29, 2017.
    3. Patrons must be present to win. Winner(s) will be announced and will have five (5) minutes to respond. If not present, a new winner will be drawn.
    4. WinStar World Casino and Resort Casino Manual Drawing System will be the sole determinant of each winner.
  2. All WinStar World Casino house tournament rules apply.
  3. EZ-Baccarat tables will not be utilized for tournament play.
  4. All Patrons will start each round with $10,000.00 in tournament chips.
  5. Twenty (20) hands of Baccarat will be dealt each round.
  6. Patrons must be seated and ready to play by the time they are to place their first wager at the start of any round or will be disqualified. Patrons must play all hands. Leaving the table early will result in disqualification.
  7. The table limit will be $500 – $5,000 on Player or Banker.
  8. Patrons must place a bet at the table minimum, on Player or Banker on each hand.
  9. Patrons may also play the tie. The limit on this bet will be $50 – $500 and the odds will be 8 to 1. This bet will be optional and is not a required wager.
  10. No wagers will be permitted on the Dragon Bonus for any round of the tournament.
  11. No ante will be taken on any wager. However, the normal 5% commission will be taken on Banker bets.
  12. After the dealer has completed the payouts and announced “Place Your Bets” the Patrons will have one (1) minute to place their wagers, including any tie bets.
  13. There will be no piggy-backing of wagers.
  14. Any attempts at collusion will result in the disqualification of the Patrons involved.
  15. For the duration of the twenty (20) required hands, if the draw is a natural nine (9) tie, the tie bet will be paid at five (5) times the normal odds. Similarly any natural eight (8) tie will be paid at three (3) times the normal odds.
  16. At the end of twenty (20) hands, the chip counts of each player will be totaled and recorded.
  17. At no time may any one (1) Patron have another Patrons chips counted.
  18. The four (4) highest chip counts from each round and the single highest non-qualifier will advance to the final table.
  19. In the event that there is a tie score both Patrons will be given one (1) card drawn from the Baccarat shoe. The Patron with the lowest numbered seat will receive the first card and the other will receive the second card. In the event of a tie, two (2) more cards will be drawn until a winner has been determined. At this point there will be another hand of Baccarat dealt. Prior to the drawing of this hand the Patron who won the high card will choose whether he/she wants the Player or the Banker hand leaving the other hand for his/her opponent. Whoever wins the hand will win the tie. In the event of a tie, further hands will be drawn until there is a winner.
  20. The Main Event prize schedule shall be as follows:
    • 1st Place: $50,000
    • 2nd Place: $25,000
    • 3rd Place: $10,000
    • 4th Place: $7,500
    • 5th Place: $5,000
    • 6th Place: $3,500
    • 7th Place: $2,500
    • 8th Place: $1,500
    • 9th Place: $1,000

All Patrons must abide by the posted WinStar World Casino and Resort House Rules.

Winner(s) are responsible for all applicable taxes. Winners will receive a W2-G and/or a 1099 tax form, when applicable, provided by the Chickasaw Nation.

Acceptance of prize constitutes winner’s permission for the Chickasaw Nation to use his/her likeness or name for publicity or promotional uses without compensation or notice. Winner must agree to sign a publicity release form before prizes will be released.

Any situation or dispute not covered by these Official Rules will be resolved by the Chickasaw Nation in a manner deemed by the Chickasaw Nation to be the fairest to all concerned. Any such decision shall be final and binding on all Patrons. In addition, the Chickasaw Nation reserves the right to void any entry, and/or change, cancel or modify this promotion at any time without notice. Upon any dispute resulting from game play, Patrons may file a Prize Claim with the Chickasaw Nation, Office of the Gaming Commissioner.

Participation in this promotion is an agreement to abide by these Official Rules. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification and a forfeiture of any prizes.

Participation in this promotion and/or tournament further constitutes the affirmative consent of each Patron to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Chickasaw Nation, its regulatory bodies and courts without limit to time or event, which shall govern this promotion.

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