Season 5 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) continues this week at the Tropicana Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. The stop started on Aug. 16 and will host a series of qualifiers before culminating this weekend with a $1,100 buy-in, $100,000 Guaranteed Main Event from Aug. 22-24.
“The MSPT is very excited to add the Tropicana Evansville Casino to the Season 5 schedule,” MSPT owner and operator Bryan Mileski said of the first-time stop. “The poker market in Evansville and the surrounding area is second to none, and we expect players to turn out in full force to crush the guarantee.”
Located at the bottom tip of Indiana near the border of Illinois and Kentucky, the Tropicana Evansville Casino is surrounded by four major cities (St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Nashville) all within a three-hour drive. The casino is located on an 841,848 square foot area at Riverfront Park on the Ohio River in downtown Evansville. The $110 million entertainment facility includes a 250-room hotel and a 96-room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.
The Tropicana Evansville, which marks the 21st stop in nine states on the MSPT Season 5 schedule, is guaranteeing 10 Main Event seats in each $250 qualifier — meaning a minimum of 70 Main Event seats will be handed out during the prelim satellites.
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, a $65 buy-in qualifier will be held at 1:00 p.m., which will see 20% of the field advance to a $250 qualifier. Then, at 6:30 p.m., a $250 qualifier will be held. 20% of that field will win a seat into the Main Event. Likewise, $250 qualifiers will be held at 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, while two more last-chance qualifiers will be held at 9:30 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday. You can check out the full schedule of qualifiers by clicking here.
The Main Event, which PokerNews will be live reporting, will be held over three days beginning Friday evening with Day 1a at 4 p.m. Day 1a will play 14 levels. Saturday's Day 1b will also start at 4 p.m. and play 14 levels. Players who advance from Day 1a are not eligible to play in Day 1b. The remaining players from each flight will combine on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and play until a champion is crowned. The Main Event final table will be broadcast live (15-minute delay) worldwide using RFID technology allowing all viewers to see the hole cards.
Listen to Bryan Mileski talk about Season 5 of the MSPT on the latest PokerNews Podcast. Click here to listen.
For more information on the MSPT Tropicana Evansville, visit msptpoker.com.