Posts Tagged ‘Mid-States Poker Tour’

Mid-States Poker Tour Returns to Indiana

by | Published: Monday, July 28th, 2014

The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) may currently be hosting a $1,100 Main Event at the Meskwaki Casino in Tama, Iowa but in less than one week the next Main Event of Season 5 will kick off at Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Indiana - there’s no waiting around in the MSPT!

MSPT logoMajestic Star and the MSPT launched qualifiers for the tournament, which will feature a $200,000 guarantee, on the weekend that will continue throughout the week.

The series began with a MSPT Main Event $250 qualifier on Saturday. Similar qualifiers will be held on Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:00 PM local time, with a special midday qualifier also to be held on Thursday. Finally, two last-chance $250 qualifiers will be held on Friday and Saturday at 9:30 AM. There will also be $65 Multi-Table Super Satellites, which will see 20% of the field advance to the $250 qualifiers, held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We have been putting the word out about the MSPT since we signed on with them and have been receiving good feedback on Majestic Star hosting this event,” Majestic Star poker room manager Darrell Sangster previously told PokerNews. “We have had many calls about the event. So there has been a general buzz about this MSPT event.”

Majestic Star Bonus Events are also scheduled throughout the week, including:

  • $80 No-Limit Hold’em at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30
  • $55 No-Limit Hold’em at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 3
  • $60 No-Limit Hold’em at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 3

The MSPT is no stranger to the Majestic Star casino, having already stopped there in its fifth season. Back in March, Ken Baime of Glenview, Illinois topped a field of 301 players to win the $77,681 first-place prize.

“Bryan Mileski and the MSPT staff are great. They were always present and very accessible. They take their job very seriously and run a great tournament and were constantly hustling all over the place,” Baime told PokerNews. “I also really like the players in this tournament. One of the goals of the MSPT is to be accessible to recreational players and players with jobs. So, while the tournament had its share of pros and semi-pros, there were also a number of people with jobs. So, even though it was an $1,100 buy-in tournament, the general vibe was very relaxed and fun.”

The Main Event will be held over three days, kicking off at Majestic Star casino on Friday at 4 PM with Day 1a. This first day will contain 14 levels for players to get through. Saturday’s Day 1b will also begin at 4 PM and play the same number of levels. The remaining players from each two flights will combine on Sunday morning at 10 AM to play for the championship.

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Mid-States Poker Tour Expanding in 2013

by | Published: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

The Mid-States Poker Tour finished 2012 with a bang and organizers are hoping that it will be even bigger in 2013 after announcing their schedule for the upcoming season.

The final event of the Mid-States Poker Tour in 2012 drew a record-setting prize pool of $375,800 and organizers believe that prize pools of this level will quickly become the norm for the tour.

The Mid-States Poker Tour currently has fourteen events across six different states scheduled for 2013 with even more events currently in the pipeline.

The tour will be heading to a number of new casinos in 2013, which has Mid-States Poker Tour ambassador Chris Wallace extremely excited.

“I’m excited to travel with the tour this year and see some new places,” Wallace said.

“The MSPT brought great structures to Minnesota, and then on to Iowa and other states, and now we are bringing the same player friendly blind levels to new states.”

“Having the MSPT in Minnesota changed everything here, and the local poker rooms all offer the great structures that players have come to expect after playing MSPT events, and I’m sure we can do the same thing for the new places we visit.”

The 2012 MSPT kicks off on February 9th at the Running Aces Harness Park in Minnesota.

2013 Mid-States Poker Tour Schedule:

Feb 9-17, 2013: Running Aces Harness Park in Forest Lake, Minnesota

March 3-10, 2013: FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan

March 7-17, 2013: Downstream Casino and Resort in Quapaw, Oklahoma

March 16-24, 2013: Ho-Chunk Gaming in Baraboo, Wisconsin

March 30 – April 7, 2013: Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Tama, Iowa

April 20-28, 2013: Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota

May 11-19, 2013: Northern Light Casino in Walker, Minnesota

July 20-28, 2013: Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Tama, Iowa

August 10-18, 2013: Grand Falls Casino Resort in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

August 17-25, 2013: FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan

Aug. 30 – Sept. 8, 2013: Downstream Casino and Resort in Quapaw, Oklahoma

Oct. 26 – Nov. 3, 2013: Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Tama, Iowa

Nov. 2-10, 2013: Ho-Chunk Gaming in Baraboo, Wisconsin

Nov. 30 – Dec. 8, 2013: Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota

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