The PokerGO Tailgate is at the 2021 World Series of Poker! Located out back of the convention center at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, PokerGO has set up a full tailgate station, complete with television screens, seating, tents, mini-golf, and more. There’s even a smoker on site and Brent Hanks, or Chef Brent Hanks as he may now be referred to, is occasionally smoking bratwurst for everyone to enjoy.
“We bring the party to the WSOP,” said Brent Hanks, PokerGO Director of Programming and tailgate extraordinaire.
“Usually, we don’t listen to Brent’s ideas, but this one had something to it,” said Jeff Platt, PokerGO commentator. “I’m thrilled to see it come to fruition in the form of the PokerGO Tailgate. We’re so excited to watch some of the WSOP’s biggest streams alongside some special guests and poker’s incredible fan base.”
How To Get To the PokerGO Tailgate
The PokerGO Tailgate is located out back of the convention center at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, in the same area as the All-American Dave tent and outdoor tent area. If you’re at the Rio, walk to the convention center and then take a left at the intersection where the registration area is by the Amazon Room. Walk down the long hallway, past the Amazon Room on your right, go out the back doors and then out the next set of doors to the back lot area. You’ll see the PokerGO Tailgate on the right. You can’t miss it.
When Is the PokerGO Tailgate?
This week, the PokerGO Tailgate is live on Thursday and Saturday. Brent Hanks, Jeff Platt, and others will be there on Thursday to hang out and watch the final table of Event #38: $50,000 High Roller at the 2021 WSOP. The live stream kicks off at 5 p.m. local time, and that’s when the tailgate will officially begin. On Saturday, the tailgate will be up and running for the final table live stream of Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E., also starting at 5 p.m. local time.
Stay tuned for future tailgate happenings to be announced.
Free Stuff Available
Thanks to a couple of sponsors of the PokerGO Tailgate, there is some free stuff available to those that stop by. Nerd Focus, the official drink provider of the PokerGO Tailgate, has focus drinks on site. Icon Meals, the official snack provider of the PokerGO Tailgate, has snacks on site.
PokerGO Tailgate Sponsors
The PokerGO Tailgate wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for its generous sponsors.
Nerd Focus is the official drink provider, providing plenty of free Nerd Focus focus drinks at the PokerGO Tailgate. Be sure to follow Nerd Focus on Instagram.
Icon Meals is the official snack provider of the PokerGO Tailgate, and you’re definitely going to want to try their popcorn.
GGPoker, Solve For Why, and PocketFives are sponsors as well. You’ll often find GGPoker and Solve For Why ambassadors hanging out at the PokerGO Tailgate. Already this year, we’ve had Daniel Negreanu and Matt Berkey join for some fun.