The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) will visit the state of Iowa for two stops in March. One of these stops is an opening stop at the Riverside Casino.
The tour is now in its 12th season and has remained popular not only with gamblers in the Midwest but also at popular poker hotspots like Las Vegas. The last stop on the tour was at The Venetian in early February.
MSPT's first stop in Iowa is Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood. The tour will host a regional buy-in event valued at $ 360 with guarantees valued at $ 50,000. The event takes place from March 17th to 21st and has three take-off flights.
Players can join a range of satellites at a lower price and take part in three side events including a Turbo Deepstack, an MSPT Tag Team Championship and a Senior Championship (50+).
The upcoming Grand Falls regional event is the 37th regional event the tour has hosted in its 12-year history. Regional events have been taking place since season six, where players can enjoy the great structure of MSPT at a much cheaper price of $ 350 or $ 360.
The MSPT also hosted a similar event in Grand Falls in March 2020, which was won by Swadeep Mishra for $ 23,467.
$ 1,100 MSPT Main Event – Riverside Casino
After Grand Falls, the MSPT will then head to the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Riverside for the $ 1,100 buy-in, $ 200,000 GTD Main Event taking place March 26-28. This is the first time the tour has visited the Riverside Casino.
The $ 1,100 Main Event features two day one races on March 26th and 27th. Players start with 25,000 chips that are played on a 40 minute level. Surviving players from both flights will meet again on March 28 for the final action.
While Riverside Casino is a new stop for the MSPT, large turnout is expected, as has been the case at the recent major events at its sister property, Grand Falls Casino. In August 2020, the $ 1,100 Main Event at Grand Falls became the largest major in state history. Mark Collins won the event for $ 107,709 after surpassing a total of 518 entries. It was also his second MSPT title.
The full schedule for the MSPT stops at Grand Falls and Riverside Casino can be found on the official MSPT poker site.