(this is a supplement to our cover story, "Gambling in Utah," by Randy Harward)
Proprietor: Matt Zeller
Distinguishing traits: Posh tables, dealers play (ineligible for tournaments), members of the United Bar Poker Tour.
Nightly Prizes: Gift cards/bar tab at hosting venue, or cash (Trails and Trails II, The Fifth, Habits only). Amount is $25 per table, except at Trails II ($50 per table).
Quarterly Prize: $1,000 seat in a World Series of Poker event or trip to the United Bar Poker Tour National Championship, in which the grand prize is a $10,000 WSOP main event seat.
Where to Play:
Abyss (Tuesday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.)
Trails (Wednesday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.)
Trails II (Saturday 5 p.m.)
Oscar’s (Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, 8 p.m.)
Habits (Monday 8 p.m.)
Johnny’s On Second (Sunday, Monday, Thursday 8 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m.)Paper Moon (Monday 8 p.m.)
The Fifth (Tuesday 8 p.m.)
Proprietor: Jeremy Kopp
Distinguishing traits: Monthly championships at each venue. Traveling “Utah Poker Cup” follows quarterly winner to home venue. Each player receives two “drink chips” per round that can be exchanged for an additional $1,000 in chips when an alcoholic drink is purchased. Dealers play on days off; top two are eligible for quarterly championships).
Nightly Prizes: On nights with three or more tables, the top four finishers receive gift cards to hosting venue ($100, $60, $40, $25). On nights with two tables, top three receive gift cards ($60, $40, $20). Top two winners on side tables receive $20 (first) or swag (second).All players eligible for “high hand,” “random hand” and “bad beat” prizes.
Monthly Championship Prize: Bracelet Quarterly Championship Prize: $1,500 cash, bracelet.
Where to Play:
Lumpy’s Highland (Monday, Wednesday 8 p.m.)
Lumpy’s Downtown (Wednesday, Thursday 8 p.m.)
Batters Up (Sunday 5 p.m., Thursday 8 p.m.)