For the first of three appearances in Season 11, the MSPT is headed to Meskwaki Casino in Tama, Iowa with a series of satellites that will feed into the 25th MSPT Main Event ever held at the venue.
The $1,100 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed Main Event will run the weekend of March 20-22.
Back in March of 2019, the first MSPT Meskwaki of Season 10 drew 409 entries and saw Steve Federspiel of Tiffin, Iowa walk away with an $86,949 first-place -prize. Then, in July, Iowa’s Josh Meyer bested a 401-entry field to win the 2019 MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship. This past November, MSPT Hall of Famer Aaron Johnson defeated a 409-runner field to earn his first MSPT title and take home $86,951!
Lodging: 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.
$89 Weekdays (Sun-Thurs) - $119 Friday & Saturday
Meskwaki Casino (800) 728-4263
Again, ask for MID-STATES POKER TOUR or BOOKING ID 4401
Main Event: The $300,000 Guaranteed MSPT Meskwaki Main Event, which requires players be just 18 years old to play, will kick off with Day 1A on Friday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m. and play 15 levels. Day 1B will then take place on Saturday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m. and also play 15 levels. Players who advance from each flight will combine on Sunday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. and play until a champion is crowned. The complete event schedule can be found at msptpoker.com.
Final Table Broadcast / Live Reporting: The final table will be broadcast LIVE (15-minute delay) worldwide on msptpoker.com and twitch.tv/msptpoker 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.