For Season 9 of the MSPT, we’re expanding our summer offerings in conjunction with The Venetian in Las Vegas to five events offering $12 million in guarantees!
The first of those events, the $1,100 buy-in, $3.5 million GTD MSPT Venetain Main Event, begins this Sunday. The tournament offers four starting flights, unlimited re-entries, and will be live reported on msptpoker.com. Not only that, for the first time ever, the final table will be live streamed.
In addition, there will be a $600 buy-in, $1 million GTD tournament June 9-13 followed by tournaments with buy-ins of $5,000, $1,600 and $3,500. Those three tournaments will have respective GTDs of $1 million, $3 million, and $3.5 million!
The final tables from all those events will be broadcast LIVE (15-minute delay) worldwide on msptpoker.com using RFID technology allowing all viewers to see the hole cards.
Here’s a look at the MSPT Venetian summer schedule:
Main Event 124 – $1,100: June 3-8 ($3,500,000 GTD)
Main Event 125 – $600: June 9-13 ($1,000,000 GTD)
Main Event 126 – $5,000: June 15-17 ($1,000,000 GTD)
Main Event 127 – $1,600: June 18-22 ($3,000,000 GTD)
Main Event 128 – $3,500: June 25-30 ($3,500,000 GTD)
*Each event is eligible for MSPT Player of the Year points, but each buy-in $1,100 or greater will be calculated at the same level as our $1,100 Main Events. The $600 buy-in tournament will be calculated at 2/3 points of the $1,100 level.
The MSPT tournaments are a part of The Venetian’s Deepstack Extravaganza III, which will feature 150 events through July 29 and offer more than $31 million in guaranteed prize pools.
Click here for a look at the full schedule.
Venetian's Tommy LaRosa Talks Upcoming MSPT Events
The MSPT recently caught up with The Venetian Poker Room Manager Tommy LaRosa to talk about this summer’s tournaments.
MSPT: What inspired you to expand your relationship with the MSPT?
LaRosa: Our relationship with Mid-States Poker Tour has been great. With our expansion into Sands Expo for DSEIII and the ability to live stream the final tables of five major events this summer, this is really just the beginning.
MSPT: What’s going to be different about poker at The Venetian this summer as compared to past years?
LaRosa: Moving into Sands Expo for the first time in our history is the biggest change. This will allow us to provide a smoke free and slot noise free environment. Without a doubt, the player experience will be enhanced with a food court, video lounge for relaxing in between events, and of course, a final table set up so family and friends can come watch their loved ones play for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
MSPT: The DeepStack Extravaganza III is offering $31 million in total guarantees this summer. Toss in the convention space, amenities, live streams, etc. and it seems The Venetian is looking to become a power player in the summer poker world. Is that a fair statement?
LaRosa: It has always been our goal to offer a tournament series that is unmatched in terms of amenities, quality of staff, and variety of events offered, while offering the largest guaranteed prize pools. Every year we look at ways we can enhance the player experience here at the resort.
MSPT: I know you’re excited about everything as a whole, but if you had to single out one event you’re most excited about, what would it be?
LaRosa: Our flagship event with MSPT is the $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em event in early June. Every year we continue to drive larger fields. To think we will have a chance to hit a $4 million-dollar prize pool this summer is pretty exciting to me.
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For any MSPT players traveling to Las Vegas this summer for our full slate of MSPT Venetian events, we’ve got a deal for you!
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