The first event of the New Year, which marks the start of the MSPT’s 9th Season, will take place from January 13-21 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 from January 18-21.
“We’re very excited to kick off our new season with a Regional Event at Tropicana Evansville,” said MSPT President Bryan Mileski. “This will mark the first MSPT event at the property since they moved from a riverboat to their brand-new land-based casino. We’re confident our players are going to love what they find.”
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.
The Regional Event will feature three starting flights beginning with Day 1A at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 18. Day 1B will take place at the same time on Friday, January 19, while Day 1C will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 20. The surviving players from each flight will then return for Day 2 at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 21 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 we’ve decided to offer 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.
Tropicana Evansville is a multi-million-dollar entertainment complex located on the scenic banks of the Ohio River in southwestern Indiana. The single-level 24-hour casino, which opened on October 20, 2017, encompasses 45,000 square feet of gaming space featuring 1,175 slot games, 33 table games, a dedicated Poker Room and a High Limit Room. Accommodations include a 243-room hotel tower and a 95-room boutique hotel. The property showcases an ultramodern entertainment lounge, five dining options, five bars, gift shop, conference center, riverfront pavilion and a 1,660-vehicle attached parking garage.
For more information, visit tropevansville.com.