HPT Columbus to Bring Televised Poker to Ohio Next Weekend
Table Of Contents
- Main Event Structure
- About the Hollywood Columbus Casino
- Upcoming HPT Stops
- Remaining HPT Season XV Schedule
The Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) is currently at Hollywood Casino Columbus and will culminate late next week with a $1,650 buy-in, $500,000 GTD Main Event.
That tournament, which will be live reported by PokerNews, will feature three starting flights beginning with Day 1a at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. Flights 1b and 1c will take place at Noon local time on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 respectively, and the survivors from all three flights will return for Day 2 action at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 29. Then, on Monday, April 29, the final table will play out starting at Noon.
"Ohio has a great poker scene and we’re anticipating a big turnout."
Speaking of that final table, it will not only be live streamed but also filmed for television. This is notable as the state of Ohio has never held a nationally televised poker tournament. That will change thanks to the HPT, which has awarded more than $100 million to poker enthusiasts over 15 seasons.
"We have been looking forward to the Hollywood Columbus event for quite some time," said HPT marketing manager Korey Stewart. "There has been quite a bit of chatter about the event within the poker community since we announced it a few months back. Ohio has a great poker scene and we’re anticipating a big turnout."
In addition to the Main Event, which players can qualify for as little as $90 via HPT’s popular satellite system, there are several side events in variants such as 7-Game Mix, Pot-Limit Omaha, and a Tag Team event.
The stop actually started this weekend with a $350 buy-in, $100K GTD Opening Monster Stack, a tournament that attracted 755 entries and crushed its guarantee by creating a $226,500 prize pool. The winner of that tournament is slated to take home $48,666.
Main Event Structure
|Level||Length||Small Blind||Big Blind||BB Ante|
About the Hollywood Columbus Casino
Hollywood Columbus is the only Vegas-style casino in town. The casino floor has 160,000 square feet of gaming space with over 2,100 slots, more than 60 big-action table games, and 34 live poker tables. There are five dining options scattered throughout the property. Whether guests are in the mood for a quick sandwich at Take 2 Grill or a full-service meal at the award-winning Final Cut Steakhouse, no one will go hungry.
The nearby Holiday Inn is offering players exclusive hotel rates starting at $109 per night. A limited number of rooms are available at that price. To book, call 614-335-1150 and mention Hollywood Casino Columbus.
For more information visit hollywoodcolumbus.com.
Upcoming HPT Stops
PokerNews and the HPT plan to continue their live reporting relationship for stops throughout 2019.
“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 hptpoker.com and follow them on Twitter @HPTPoker.
Remaining HPT Season XV Schedule
|Series Dates||Venue||Location||Main Event Buy-In|
|April 18-29||Hollywood Casino Columbus||Columbus, Ohio||$1,650|
|May 2-14||Ameristar East Chicago||Gary, Indiana||$1,650|
|July 10-22||Golden Gates Casino & Poker Parlour||Black Hawk, CO||$1,100|
|July 25 – August 5||Hollywood St. Louis||St. Louis, MO||$1,650|
|August 1-12||Ameristar Vicksburg||Vicksburg, Mississippi||$1,100|
|August 22-September 2||Ameristar East Chicago||Gary, Indiana||$1,650|
|September 26 – October 7||The Meadows Casino||Pittsburgh, PA||$1,100|
|October 17-28||Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club||Daytona Beach, Florida||$1,100|
Images courtesy of HPT.
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