The MSPT is returning to FireKeepers Casino May 16-19 for one of the largest guaranteed prize pools ever offered in the Midwest! The stop, which requires players be 21 or older to play, is posting a $1,000,000 Guarantee and looking to generate a seven-figure prize pool for the fifth time in a row.
A series of $65 and $250 satellites will take place in the weeks leading up to the $1,100 buy-in, $1M Main Event, which kicks off May 16.
The Main Event will feature three starting flights – all with a noon start time - beginning with Day 1A on Thursday, May 16. Days 1B and 1C will then be on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 respectively. The remaining players from each flight will combine on Sunday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m. and play until a champion is crowned.
The Main Event final table will be broadcast LIVE (15-minute delay) worldwide on msptpoker.com using RFID technology allowing all viewers to see the hole cards. In addition, the entirety of the Main Event will be live reported in the MSPT's live blog.
Most recently, the 2018 MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship last October drew a near-record 1,271 entries. That tournament was won by Matt Stammen who pocketed $218,565!
Last May, the MSPT FireKeepers Main Event set the record for largest ever poker tournament in Michigan history with 1,287 entries! Mark Brazis won that event for $221,323.
FireKeepers Casino Hotel opened in August of 2009. The venue features a 111,700-square foot gaming floor with 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, multiple restaurants and lounges, a live poker room and bingo room.
FireKeepers Casino Hotel is located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104, has been named Best Casino by audiences in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana, plus earned nine first-place awards in the Casino Player Magazine Best of Gaming 2015 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort.
FireKeepers was also selected as one of the Best Casinos to Work for by Casino Player Magazine. Their signature restaurant, Nibi, is a multiple recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
FireKeepers offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 243 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center, six distinctive dining destinations, and multiple lounges. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the FireKeepers Casino 400, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship a Symetra Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event.
Visit msptpoker.com for more information and hotel rates.