The first Regional Event of the MSPT’s 10th Season will take place January 30-February 3 at Tropicana Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. The tournament, which requires players be 21 or older, features a $350 buy-in and $100,000 guarantee.
The stop will actually kick off on January 2, 2019 with a series of $50 and $90 satellites that will feed into the Regional Event. Additionally, for the first time ever a Regional will feature a slate of side events.
On Wednesday, January 30 at 5 p.m. there will be a MSPT $250 Tag Team Championship followed by a MSPT $125 Seniors Championship (50+) on Thursday, January 31 at 10 a.m. and a $125 Turbo Deepstack where players will begin with 25,000 chips on Friday, February 1 at 10 a.m.
As for the Regional Event, it marks the 28th in tour history and fourth held at Tropicana. There will be three starting flights beginning with Day 1A at 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 31. Day 1B will take place at the same time on Friday, February 1. Then, on Saturday, February 2, Day 1C will kick off at 2:30 p.m. The surviving players from each flight will then return at 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 3 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 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. Last year, Craig Smith prevailed over a 658-entry field where first place was scheduled to pay $39,048!
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. To view the complete MSPT Regional schedule and lodging options go to msptpoker.com.