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MSPT Heads to Iowa's Riverside Casino This Weekend for $1,100 Main Event

Riverside Casino

Season 12 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) continues this weekend with the tour’s inaugural visit to Riverside Casino. PokerNews will be on-site to provide live updates.

MSPT Riverside $1,100 Main Event

For the first time ever, the MSPT is headed to Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa from March 26-28.

A series of $65 and $250 satellites, which will begin in early March, will feed into the $1,110 buy-in, $200K GTD Main Event. That tournament will feature two starting flights starting with Day 1a at 3 p.m. local time on Friday, March 26. Day 1b will take place at the same time on Saturday, March 27, while the surviving players from both flights will return at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 28 to play down to a winner.

The Main Event, which will be live reported by PokerNews, will start players with 25,000 in chips and play 40-minute levels.

While the Riverside Casino is a new stop, if its sister property of Grand Falls Casino is any indication, it’s going to be a great series. The MSPT Grand Falls is coming off back-to-back record Main Events.

In August of last year, the $1,100 Main Event set a state record for the largest major ($1,000+ buy-in) with 518 entries. Mark Collins took the tournament down for $107,709 and his second MSPT title.

MSPT Riverside Schedule

DateTime (CST)EventStarting Stack
Thursday, March 46 p.m.$65 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $250 satellite12,000
Sunday, March 71 p.m.$65 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $250 satellite12,000
Thursday, March 116 p.m.$65 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $250 satellite12,000
Sunday, March 141 p.m.$65 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $250 satellite12,000
Thursday, March 186 p.m.$65 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $250 satellite12,000
Saturday, March 20Noon$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to Main Event15,000
Sunday, March 211 p.m.$65 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $250 satellite12,000
Tuesday, March 231 p.m.$65 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $250 satellite12,000
Tuesday, March 236 p.m.$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to Main Event15,000
Wednesday, March 241 p.m.$65 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $250 satellite12,000
Wednesday, March 246 p.m.$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to Main Event15,000
Thursday, March 25Noon$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to Main Event15,000
Thursday, March 256 p.m.$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to Main Event15,000
Friday, March 2610 a.m.$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to Main Event15,000
Friday, March 263 p.m.$1,110 Main Event Day 1a25,000
Saturday, March 2710 a.m.$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to Main Event15,000
Saturday, March 273 p.m.$1,110 Main Event Day 1b25,000
Sunday, March 2811 a.m.$1,110 Main Event Day 2 Finale-

$360 Regional Event at Grand Falls

Click here to see results from the MSPT Grand Falls Regional Event.

From March 17-21, the MSPT will visit Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood, Iowa (just outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota) for a $360 buy-in, $50,000 GTD Regional Event. It marks the 37th Regional Event in tour history. The Regional Events were introduced by the MSPT to offer players the opportunity to play their lauded Main Event structure at an affordable price.

The stop, which required players to be 21 years or older to participate, will feature a series of satellites feeding into the $360 Regional Event, which offers three starting flights. PokerNews will offer live updates for the Regional Event.

In addition, there will be three side events including an MSPT Tag Team Championship, Seniors Championship (50+), and a Turbo Deepstack.

The MSPT last visited Grand Falls for a Regional Event back in March 2020. Swadeep Mishra bested a 370-entry field to win that tournament for $23,467. More recently, the MSPT held a $1,100 Main Event back in January. That tournament saw Chad Bjorkman top a 488-entry field to win a $101,450 top prize.

MSPT Grand Falls Regional Structure

DateEventTime (CST)Starting Stack
Wednesday, March 3$80 Mega Satellite – 1/6 advance to $50K GTD Day 1a or 1b5 p.m.10,000
Thursday, March 4$80 Mega Satellite – 1/6 advance to $50K GTD Day 1a or 1b6 p.m.10,000
Wednesday, March 10$80 Mega Satellite – 1/6 advance to $50K GTD Day 1a or 1b5 p.m.10,000
Thursday, March 11$80 Mega Satellite – 1/6 advance to $50K GTD Day 1a or 1b6 p.m.10,000
Saturday, March 13$80 Mega Satellite – 1/6 advance to $50K GTD Day 1a or 1bNoon10,000
Sunday, March 14$80 Mega Satellite – 1/6 advance to $50K GTD Day 1a or 1b1 p.m.10,000
Wednesday, March 17$80 Mega Satellite – 1/6 advance to $50K GTD Day 1a or 1b1 p.m.10,000
Wednesday, March 17Event #1: $250 Tag Team Championship5 p.m.12,000
Thursday, March 18Event #2: $125 Seniors (50+)10 a.m.12,000
Thursday, March 18$80 Mega Satellite – 1/6 advance to $50K GTD Day 1a or 1b1 p.m.10,000
Thursday, March 18Event #3: $360 Regional Day 1a5 p.m.25,000
Friday, March 19Event #4: $125 Turbo Deepstack10 a.m.25,000
Friday, March 19$80 Mega Satellite – 1/6 advance to $50K GTD Day 1b or 1c1 p.m.10,000
Friday, March 19Event #3: $360 Regional Day 1b5 p.m.25,000
Saturday, March 20$80 Mega Satellite – 1/6 advance to $50K GTD Day 1c10 a.m.10,000
Saturday, March 20Event #3: $360 Regional Day 1c2:30 p.m.25,000
Sunday, March 21Event #3: $360 Regional Day 2 FinaleNoon-

MSPT Riverside Hotel Rates

The fantastic Riverside Casino Hotel is offering MSPT players some great rates during this event. However, the cut-off date to reserve a room is February 24, 2021, so there’s not much time to book.

Reserve online: https://www.riversidecasinoandresort.com/index.html
Call: (319) 648-1234
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RATES

  • March 24th - $99.95 + tax
  • March 25th - $99.95 + tax
  • March 26th - $129.95 + tax
  • March 27th - $129.95 + tax
  • March 28th - $99.95 + tax

For more on the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), including the upcoming schedule, a comprehensive database, player profiles, and more, visit msptpoker.com.

*Lead image courtesy of MSPT.

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