It's Almost Time for Run It Up Reno! Who's Ready?!

It’s almost here! We’re just five days away from Run It Up Reno and we can’t wait to kick things off on October 16th. We hope you’re ready for eight days of poker action with some great company. We’re making poker fun again, and we can’t wait for cards to be in the air on Monday!

Turkey burgers, karaoke, and a Survivor viewing party? Football, baseball, and UFC hangouts?! Add more than $300,000 in guaranteed tournament prize pools and there’s no way it could get any better, right? RONG!

We’ve got plenty of special guests joining us this Run It Up Reno. Some of your favorite Twitch streamers will be joining us including our host Jason Somerville, Jeff Gross, Randy ‘Nanonoko’ Lew, Jaime Staples and Kevin Martin. We’re also welcoming back Survivor’s Rob Cesternino and Stephen Fishbach, broadcasting their hilarious podcast Survivor Know-it-Alls live on Wednesday.  Aussie Millions poker star Samantha Abernathy will also be returning to RIU Reno to compete for her share of RIU gold. And with any luck, Survivor champion Tyson Apostol will get another chance to check back a Royal Flush on the river!

As if there wasn’t enough competition in the mix, the traditional Last RIU Warrior standing contest will be in full effect yet again so be sure to bring all your Run It Up gear. For those new to the party, the last player left rocking RIU gear in each preliminary tournament wins a $600 Main Event seat from JCarver. Don’t worry, if you don’t have RIU gear, we’ve got our store open every day so be sure to stop by and check it out.

 Team Riu showing off their annie's mac & cheese bounties during october's riu reno

Team Riu showing off their annie's mac & cheese bounties during october's riu reno

We’ve got an action-packed schedule for you. The $600 Main Event features a $150,000 guarantee with two starting days. We’re excited to be posting our biggest guarantees yet, highlighted by the return of the $1,100 Thursday Thrilla Knockout. We’re promising a massive $50,000 guaranteed prize pool in this NLHE bounty tournament with a huge $500 bounty for knocking out a player. We can’t wait for the debut of the five-game mix $340 6-Max N.O.R.S.E. event featuring NL Hold’em along with the regular O.R.S.E. games. We’ll also be running satellites to the Main, Thursday Thrilla and the NORSE-ament all week long. For the first time, we’re also offering SNGs satellites every morning and throughout the week, so come take your shot at getting into these events for a fraction of the price!

Previously at Run It Up Reno in April we awarded $506,985 in prize money plus 14 Main Event seats as friendly porkchops to the tune of $8,400 in extra value. Jason Daniele snagged three RIU gold trophies, the second warrior to do so after Andrew Cha in October. Our fearless leader Jason Somerville made the final table of both the Main Event and Thursday Thrilla. It was a great week of fun memories and we can’t wait to make new ones! Check out the blog on for highlights and photos from April’s RIU Reno.

Live updates, photos and results will be posted beginning on October 16th right here on so keep checking back to follow along all series!

If you haven’t booked your room yet, it’s not too late! Use hotel code RIU1017 for your stay – we can’t wait to see you there!