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Mid-States Poker Tour kicks off next week

10 Jan 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The first event of the MSPT's 9th Season will take place from 18-21 January at Tropicana Evansville in southern Indiana. A series of satellites will feed into a $350 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed Regional Event, which will feature three starting flights.

For nearly 22 years, Tropicana Evansville operated as Indiana's first riverboat casino, and now they've become the first to transition to a land-based casino with their new 75,000-square-foot facility. This will mark the first time the MSPT has hosted event at the new facility.

The Regional Event will feature three starting flights beginning with Day 1A at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 January. Day 1B will take place at the same time on Friday, 19 January, while Day 1C will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, 20 January. The surviving players from each flight will then return for Day 2 at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 21 January to play down to a winner.

The Regional Events were introduced in January 2015 to offer recreational players an affordable opportunity to play our lauded "Chainsaw Approved" structure. The only differences from our $1,100 Main Event, which play 14 40-minute levels on Day 1, is that Regional Events flights play 16 levels and last 30 minutes each.

The MSPT first visited Tropicana Evansville for a Regional Event back in 2016 when Adam Thomas topped a field of 416 entries to win $30,674. In Season 8, Jason Gwinn walked away with a $35,443 first-place prize after coming out on top of a 511-entry field. That massive turnout more than tripled the $50K guarantee, which is why there's a six-figure GTD in January.

More recently in August 2017, an $1,100 buy-in MSPT Main Event, which was the 2017 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship, drew 320 entries and saw Satish Thakur claim the title and $71,047 top prize.
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