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MSPT Returns to Meskwaki Casino for $300K GTD Main Event Nov. 2-4


For the third and final time in Season 9, the MSPT is headed to Meskwaki Casino in Tama, Iowa. From October 27 through November 4, a series of satellites will feed into the 21st MSPT Main Event ever held at the venue.

The $1,100 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed Main Event will run the weekend of November 2-4.

Click here for a look at the full schedule.

Information on Hotel Rates as low as $49/night here.

Meskwaki has set aside a block of rooms for MSPT players at sensational rates. BUT this block of rooms always goes fast so reserve your room TODAY! Make sure you ask for the MID-STATES POKER TOUR room block or they may tell you the hotel is sold out.

$49 Weekdays (Sun-Thurs)

$89 Friday & Saturday

Meskwaki Casino (800) 728-4263 or visit Meskwaki.com.

Back in March, the first MSPT Meskwaki of Season 9 drew 414 entries and saw Nathan Trenkamp, who qualified via a $250 satellite, walk away with an $88,018 first-place prize. Then, in July, Minnesota’s Brian Soja bested a 455-entry field to win the 2018 MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship. In the same event last year, Max Havlish prevailed over 424 entrants to win the tournament for $90,152.

“Meskwaki Casino has been a staple on the MSPT schedule since 2012 and each year it continues to grow,” said MSPT President Bryan Mileski. “The hotel rooms are inexpensive, which in turn gives players more bang for their poker buck.”

The MSPT Meskwaki Main Event, which requires players be just 18 years old to play, will kick off with Day 1A on Friday, November 2. Day 1B will then take place on Saturday, November 3. Players who advance from each flight will combine on Sunday, November 4 at 11:00 a.m. and play until a champion is crowned. The complete event schedule can be found at msptpoker.com.

In addition, there will be a $140 buy-in “Last Chance Casino Bonus Event” at Noon local time on Sunday, giving those who get unlucky in the main event something to look forward to.

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.

Located in Tama, Iowa — between Des Moines and Cedar Rapids on Highway 30 — Meskwaki Casino, which was constructed in 1992, features a huge bingo hall, nine different types of table games, off-track betting, active craps tables, more than 1,350 slots, good blackjack games, horse book, indoor pool, exercise room, spa, and 404 hotel rooms.

The property also features Lucky’s Grill & Taproom, which serves hearty breakfast entrees in the morning and their famous Shredded Chicken Nachos Grande (and more) in the evening. Other favorites include the 100% Iowa Angus Beef Lucky’s Steak Burger, handmade buttermilk dipped onion rings, Signature Pizzas, hot subs, and Fried Oreos. You can also enjoy a variety of 20 beers on tap (with 10 craft beers that are brewed in Iowa) all while watching your favorite team on one of 13 HDTVs.