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PokerNews to Live Report This Weekend's HPT The Meadows Main Event

HPT The Meadows

Season XV of the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) continues this week at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The stop features an $1,100 buy-in Main Event this weekend that will be live reported right here on PokerNews.

That Main Event kicks off with Day 1a on Thursday, April 11 at 2 p.m. local time. Players will start with 30,000 in chips and play 40-minute levels. Day 1b will take place at noon on Friday, April 12, while Day 1c will take place at noon on Saturday, April 13. The surviving players from all three flights will return for Day 2 action at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The final table will then be live-streamed at noon on Monday, April 15.

Main Event Structure

LevelLengthSmall BlindBig BlindBB Ante
140 minutes1001000
240 minutes1002000
340 minutes1003000
440 minutes100300300
540 minutes200400400
640 minutes200500500
740 minutes300600600
840 minutes400800800
940 minutes5001,0001,000
1040 minutes6001,2001,200
1140 minutes8001,6001,600
1240 minutes1,0002.0002.000
1340 minutes1,5002,5002,500
1440 minutes1,5003,0003,000
1540 minutes2,0004,0004,000

Full Slate of Side Events

In addition to the $1,100 Main Event, the HPT at The Meadows is hosting a bunch of side events. Some are already in the books, while players can still look forward to the $200 buy-in Event #7: $10,000 NLH at noon on Wednesday as well as the $150 buy-in Event #8: NLH Tag Team Switch at 6 p.m.

On Saturday at 7 p.m. the $150 buy-in Event #10: NLH Deep Stack Bounty ($50 bounties) will kick off, while the final tournament of the series – the $300 buy-in Event #11: NLH Bounty ($100 bounties) – will kick off at noon local time on Sunday.

About the Meadows

HPT The Meadows

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino offer world-class dining, events, & entertainment just minutes away from Pittsburgh in Washington, PA. The beautiful property features a 350,000 square-foot casino, food court, premier steakhouse, simulcast viewing area, and a 24 lane state-of-the-art bowling center. The casino floor, one of the largest on the East Coast, features over 3,000 slot machines, 65 table games, and a 14-table poker room that overlooks the 5/8 miles harness racing track.

With 10 dining options, there's something for everyone at Meadows Casino. From classic burgers and hot dogs at Frank's American Grill to USDA Prime selections at the award-winning Bistecca Steakhouse, you're sure to find something to satisfy your cravings.

Visit The Meadows website for more information.

Upcoming HPT Stops

PokerNews and the HPT plan to continue their live reporting relationship for stops throughout 2019.

"We’re looking forward to having an industry leader like PokerNews there to report on it every step of the way.”

“HPT is excited to have PokerNews providing additional event coverage in 2019,” said Korey Stewart, HPT Marketing Manager. “Season XV is shaping up to be another record-breaking year for the tour. We’ve already added several new venues to the schedule and we’re hoping to announce a few more new additions soon. There will be plenty of opportunities for poker enthusiasts across the country to take a shot at winning life-changing money at nationally televised final tables. We’re looking forward to having an industry leader like PokerNews there to report on it every step of the way.”

Here’s a look at the current Season XV schedule with more stops expected to be announced in the near future. For more information, visit and follow them on Twitter @HPTPoker.

HPT Season XV Schedule

Series DatesVenueLocationMain Event Buy-In
April 4-15The Meadows Racetrack & CasinoPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$1,100
April 18-29Hollywood Casino ColumbusColumbus, Ohio$1,650
May 2-14Ameristar East ChicagoGary, Indiana$1,650
July 10-22Golden Gates Casino & Poker ParlourBlack Hawk, CO$1,100
August 1-12Ameristar VicksburgVicksburg, Mississippi$1,100
August 22-September 2Ameristar East ChicagoGary, Indiana$1,650
October 17-28Daytona Beach Racing & Card ClubDaytona Beach, Florida$1,100

Images courtesy of HPT.

  • The @HPTPoker heads to @MeadowsCasino outside of Pittsburgh and PokerNews will cover the $1,100 Main Event.

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