Tropicana Evansville operated as Indiana’s first riverboat casino, and now they’ve become the first to transition to a land-based casino with their new 75,000-square-foot facility. This will mark the first time the MSPT has hosted event at the new facility.
The Regional Event will feature three starting flights beginning with Day 1A at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 January. Day 1B will take place at the same time on Friday, 19 January, while Day 1C will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, 20 January. The surviving players from each flight will then return for Day 2 at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 21 January to play down to a winner.
The Regional Events were introduced in January 2015 to offer recreational players an affordable opportunity to play our lauded “Chainsaw Approved” structure. The only differences from our $1,100 Main Event, which play 14 40-minute levels on Day 1, is that Regional Events flights play 16 levels and last 30 minutes each.
The MSPT first visited Tropicana Evansville for a Regional Event back in 2016 when Adam Thomas topped a field of 416 entries to win $30,674. In Season 8, Jason Gwinn walked away with a $35,443 first-place prize after coming out on top of a 511-entry field. That massive turnout more than tripled the $50K guarantee, which is why there’s a six-figure GTD in January.
More recently in August 2017, an $1,100 buy-in MSPT Main Event, which was the 2017 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship, drew 320 entries and saw Satish Thakur claim the title and $71,047 top prize.