Awarded to date

Grand Falls Casino Outside Sioux Falls, SD to Host $1,100 Main Event August 24-26


The MSPT is headed back to Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood, Iowa, located just outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota! From August 18-26, Grand Falls Casino will play host to a series of satellites that’ll culminate with a $1,100 buy-in, $150,000 GTD Main Event (August 24-26).

The $1,100 Main Event will feature two starting flights beginning with Day 1A at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 24. Day 1B will take place at the same time on Saturday, August 25. Both days will play 16 levels. The surviving players from both flights will then return at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 26 to play down to a winner.

“Grand Falls is without a doubt one of the most luxurious venues we visit,” boasted MSPT President Bryan Mileski. “It’s a property befitting Las Vegas but located in the Midwest. The restaurants and hotel are top notch, while you’d be hard pressed to find a better golf course. If you come for the poker action you’re no doubt going to find other things you like.”

Last year ‘s $1,100 Main Event drew 216 runners and saw 25-year-old Ahmed Taleb take down the title for $54,098 in his first-ever MSPT cash. Since then, Taleb has went on a tear both on the tour and in the poker world.

More recently, a $350 MSPT Grand Falls Regional Event earlier this year attracted 358 entries and saw Minnesota’s Aaron Johnson (the current Kimo Sabe Mezcal MSPT Season 9 Player of the Year leader) come out on top to win $21,268 after a heads-up deal with Matthew Breck, who locked up $17,500.

The upcoming tournament will mark the eighth time the MSPT will have hosted a Main Event at Grand Falls. The first took place back in 2012 when Dan Sun topped a field of 215 entrants to win $60,486 and become the MSPT's first back-to-back champion. In Season 7, Fishing Hall of Famer Ted Takasaki topped a field of 187 runners to capture a $52,360 first-place prize.

Other winners of the MSPT Grand Falls Casino include Josh Smith, who topped a field of 218 to win $59,221 in August 2013; MSPT Pro Blake Bohn, who outlasted 200 other entrants to win in August 2014 for $54,607; and Alan Curl, who topped a field of 238 entrants to win it in 2015 for $64,655.

Inspired by the lavish casino resorts of Las Vegas, Grand Falls sets a new standard of entertainment and fun for the Sioux Falls, South Dakota region. The resort’s world-class golf course – which is open now – is constructed on 155 acres of rolling terrain directly adjacent to the casino. Inside the casino, players will find more than 750 slots machines, 27 gaming tables including blackjack, craps and roulette, and an eight-table poker room.

We’ve worked out a special MSPT Rate at the high-end Grand Falls Casino Hotel. Thursday, August 23 is $99.95, while Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25 are $159.95. Call 712-777-7777 to book now.