Season 5 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) came to an end last month when Peixin Liu topped a field of 432 entrants to win the MSPT Canterbury Park for $106,483. His victory put an end to the tour’s most successful season to date, one that held 21 stops, attracted 7,896 total entrants, and saw the average number of players per stop jump from 298 to 373.
Bigger and better things are expected for Season 6, which kicks off later this month at a brand new stop — BestBet Jacksonville. From Jan. 15-25, the 18-and-up casino will play host to the MSPT, which will run a series of events and qualifiers the first week and then culminate with an $1,100 buy-in $200,0000 guarantee Main Event from Friday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 25.
“The MSPT is excited to visit Florida for the first time. BestBet Jacksonville has established itself as one of the country’s premiere poker destinations, and we can’t think of a better way to kick off the new season,” said MSPT owner and operator Bryan Mileski. "Florida law requires patrons to only be 18 years old to play, so we look forward to welcoming first-time MSPT players both young and old."
Here’s a look at the entire MSPT BestBet Jacksonville schedule:
Upon completion of the MSPT BestBet Jacksonville, the MSPT will head to Minnesota for Running Aces Card Club from Jan. 30 to Feb. 8. From there, it’s on to Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells for the Wisconsin State Poker Championship from Feb. 14-22.
The MSPT visited Running Aces twice in Season 5. The first kicked off the season in Feb. 2014 and saw Mark Sandness top a field of 354 entrants to win $90,913, while the second time saw Ken Pates outlast 337 other entrants to win $87,698 back in September. Likewise, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells played host to the MSPT twice in Season 5. Jason Sell topped a record field of 393 entries to win $97,539 back in March, and more recently Benjamin Berlowski defeated 349 enrants to win $90,632 in September.
You can find details on all the Season 6 events by visiting msptpoker.com.