The Mid-States Poker Tour will make three stops in Iowa this year.
Riverside Casino will host the Iowa State Poker Championship beginning this month and the Mid-States Poker Tour Main Event in early November. It last hosted a Mid-States Poker Tour stop in March, with 718 entries over the first three days. Michael Berk finished on top and won the $142,467 top prize just a few days after losing his regular job.
Grand Falls Casino will host its first Mid-States Main Event tournament in August.
Riverside Casino will host Iowa State Poker Championship this month
It’s surprising that Iowa online poker for real money is not legal, while Iowa online sports betting is. It’s been nearly a decade since any meaningful legislation to legalize online poker has been considered. At present, there’s no effort being made by lawmakers to make online poker legal in Iowa.
Riverside Casino will host the Mid-States Poker Tour from Nov. 2 through Nov. 5. This month, Riverside will host the $300,000 guaranteed Iowa State Poker Championship (ISPC). The month-long event kicks off on June 29 and continues through July 23.
The Main Event of the ISPC will take place over the final weekend of the Riverside stop.
- Thursday, July 20, 3 p.m.: $1,100 MSPT Main Event Day 1A
- Friday, July 21, 3 p.m.: Main Event Day 1B
- Saturday, July 22, 3 p.m.: Main Event Day 1C
- Sunday, July 23, 11 a.m.: Main Event Day 2
Grand Falls Casino will host Mid-States Poker Tour stop for first time
Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort in Larchwood have never hosted a Mid-States Poker Tour stop.
That will change on Aug. 18, when the $200,000 Main Event kicks off. There is no schedule released at this time, but the tournament is set to end on Aug. 20.
Grand Falls has a private poker room and about 30 tables. In addition, it also has a sportsbook on its casino floor for any guests who would like to place wagers on sports while attending the poker tournament.
Silverado Casino in Deadwood will host the State Poker Championship
The Mid-States Poker Tour will also make a stop in Deadwood, SD, this year. The Silverado Casino in Deadwood will host the $200,000 guaranteed South Dakota State Poker Championship in October. The event runs from Oct. 20 through Oct. 22.
Jon Grant Lincoln of Super G Investments is the new operator of the Silverado Casino, but hosting Mid-States Poker Tour tournaments is nothing new for them. In the last 12 months, this will be the fourth time the Silverado Casino has played host.
Hosting yet another Mid-States Poker Tour again will be an additional indicator that Deadwood continues to grow as gaming grows. To further emphasize the point, there is a new Hard Rock Rocksino opening this summer. Also, the city recently had another great month when it comes to overall gaming handle, pushing South Dakota toward its most successful gaming year ever.