Season 10 of the MSPT has included two Regional Series at Tropicana Evansville in southern Indiana back in early February and May, now we’re headed there again from August 23-25. However, this time it’ll be for the $1,100 buy-in, $200,000 GTD 2019 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship.
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 2019 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship will kick off with Day 1A at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 23 with the plan of playing 15 levels. Day 1B will then take place at the same time on Saturday, August 24. Players who advance from Main Event Flight 1A to Day 2 are not eligible to play in Flight 1B without forfeiting their chips. The remaining players from each flight will combine on Sunday, August 25 at 11:00 a.m. and play until a champion is crowned. The complete schedule can be found on msptpoker.com.
The 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 entire Main Event will be live reported in the MSPT live blog.
It’ll mark the sixth time a Main Event has been held at Tropicana Evansville, the second in the new land-based facility. The 2018 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship attracted 307 entries to Tropicana Evansville, which sits on the Ohio River just across the border from Kentucky. After a full weekend of play, Tim Burden of Central City, Kentucky walked away with the title and $68,149 top prize, his first ever MSPT cash.
In August 2017, the 2017 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship drew 320 entries and saw Satish Thakur claim the title and $71,047 top prize.
In 2016, Earl Potter bested a 340-entry field to win the 2016 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship for $82,450. Other winners of the MSPT Tropicana Evansville include Michael O’Neill (August 2015 for $67,746) and Charlie Dawson (August 2014 for $60,527).
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. Stay tuned to msptpoker.com for upcoming hotel rates.