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MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship kicks off

15 August 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Season 9 of the MSPT kicked off at Tropicana Evansville in southern Indiana with a $350 Regional Event back in January, and now we’re back. This time it’s for the $1,100 buy-in, $250,000 GTD 2018 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship, which will kick off Friday.

The 2018 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship will kick off with Day 1A at 2 p.m. on Friday, 17 August with the plan of playing 16 levels. Day 1B will then take place at the same time on Saturday, 18 August. 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, 19 August at 11 a.m. and play until a champion is crowned.

The final table will be broadcast live (15-minute delay) worldwide online 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 fifth time a Main Event has been held at Tropicana Evansville, albeit the first in the new land-based facility. 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 20 October 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, a gift shop, a conference center, a riverfront pavilion and a 1,660-vehicle attached parking garage.

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