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Mid-States Poker Tour heads to Ohio for first time

20 November 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- From 20-28 January, the MSPT will be at the beautiful downtown Cleveland casino for the first $1,100 Main Event of the season. A series of satellites will feed into the MSPT JACK Cleveland Casino Main Event, which will feature a $200,000 guarantee and will be reported live on the MSPT Blog, offering three starting flights from 25-28 January. The stop's full schedule, along with several hotel options, will be released in the near future.

The MSPT, which is wrapping up its eighth season, has established itself as one of the country's premiere poker tours. In 2017 alone, the MSPT set half a dozen state records, offered a tour-high $3.2 million prize pool and catered to more than 30,000 players. To date, the tour has hosted 114 $350 buy-in Regional Events.

As for the JACK Cleveland Casino property, which is open 24/7 and requires players be 21 or older to play, is a 300,000-square-foot complex. Over 96,000 square feet are dedicated to gaming including slot machines, table games and poker. The property is located inside the historic Higbee Building on Public Square, adjacent to the city's entertainment district.

The casino, which is within minutes of Quicken Loans Arena, the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and FirstEnergy Stadium, offers 1,600 slots with denominations from one cent all the way up to $500 per spin as well as nearly 100 table games, including blackjack, craps, roulette and several poker variants. In addition, poker players can grind it out in the 30-table poker room, which hosts games (hold'em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud and Razz are all offered) around the clock.

JACK Cleveland Casino also has guests covered for parking as players may either valet or self-park at the casino's dedicated 1,300-space parking structure located at the corner of Ontario and Prospect streets. K Level card holders park for free, while other ClubJACK members park free based on rated play.

At JACK Cleveland, players can choose from several dining options, including a buffet restaurant, three quick-serve food outlets and three feature bars. In addition, Boston-based burger-chain Wahlburgers is located in retail space adjacent to the casino parking structure.

Speaking of those three casino bars, they all offer premium spirits, cocktails, beers and wines. Additionally, Rock Bar & Lounge offers 35 flat-screen TVs and the area's only electronic table games.

In its first three years, JACK Cleveland Casino welcomed more than 13 million guests, booked nearly 100,000 room nights at partner hotels and redeemed more than $4.4 million in meals at partner restaurants. It has truly established itself as one of the Midwest's premiere gaming destinations, and employees are looking forward to the MSPT's first ever visit to Ohio.

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