From November 10-18, the MSPT will be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the penultimate stop of Season 9. It’s there that the 2018 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Championship will play out. For the first time ever, the $1,100 buy-in, $300K GTD Main Event will offer three starting flights beginning with Day 1A on Thursday, November 15.
The 1B and 1C flights will be held on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 respectively. The surviving players from all flights will return at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11 and play down to a winner.
The Main Event 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 entirety of the Main Event will be live reported in the MSPT's live blog.
The MSPT visited Potawatomi back in November for the 2017 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Championship, which drew 701 entries to become the largest major poker tournament ($1,000+ buy-in) in Wisconsin history. Rich Bai, who had previously made three MSPT Potawatomi final tables, finally broke through with a win for a career-high $139,086.
With 1,658 entries, last July’s MSPT $350 Regional Event tied the record for the largest ever held in Wisconsin. Eric Barnes won that tournament where first place paid $80,648.
Players can find the complete schedule for this event as well as lodging options at msptpoker.com.
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino features six award-winning restaurants, the intimate 500-seat Northern Lights Theater and more than 60,000 sq. feet of event space. A 381-room, 19-story hotel opened in August 2014.