• Select a tournament from any one of our upcoming HPT events.
  •    Click here to learn how to read the tournament schedule
    • Tournament schedules are listed on our event pages and provide dates and times for each tournament event with pricing information. You can view structures for each event by clicking the link on the schedule.

      Single-Table Satellites*
      A Single-Table Satellite is a single-table tournament seating ten players with the sole purpose of awarding seats into Qualifiers, side events, or the Main Event. Properties may also choose to award tournament vouchers or cash. To play, add your name to the list at the poker podium. Single-Table Satellites begin when ten people have signed up.

      Multi-Table Qualifiers*
      A Multi-Table Qualifier is a multi-table tournament awarding seats to side events and the Main Event. HPT offers several types of qualifiers. Buy-in amounts and number of seats awarded can be found on the schedules for each individual event.

      Direct Buy*
      Skipping the satellite system and buying directly into an event is called a Direct Buy. Details on prize pool information, including deduction information, can be found on each event's structure sheet.

      Main Event*
      Most satellites eventually lead to the Main Event (ME), but you may also buy directly in. HPT Main Events are multiple day tournaments with a nationally televised Final Table. Day 1 is typically split into two or more different start times over multiple days. If you are buying into the Main Event, you may enter any flight you choose. If you win your way in through a satellite, your flight may be randomly assigned. (Best efforts are made to accommodate requests in the event of a scheduling conflict.). If space permits, players are allowed to re-enter Main Event flights if they are eliminated before the late registration cut off. Remaining players at the end of Day 1 advance to Day 2. Play continues on Day 2 until the field is reduced to 9 players. The final 9 will return for TV production on Monday.

      A flight is the group of players who start together on Day 1. All remaining players from Day 1 flights are combined for Day 2 play.

      Televised Final Table*
      Play resumes on the HPT set. Seats are available in the live audience at no cost on a first-come, first- serve basis.

      * All descriptions on this page are non-binding examples subject to change at the tour's discretion
  • Arrive a few minutes before the tournament begins. No pre-registration is required, but you may save time by completing pre-registration online.
    Look for the "Pre-Register Now" button above our event schedules online.
  • Present your players' card, valid photo ID, and buy-in at the tournament registration desk.
  • If you don’t have a players' card, it takes just a couple of minutes to obtain one at the rewards counter when you arrive. The rewards counter is typically located on the casino floor.
  • Sign a TV release form or present your pre-registration ticket.
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    • Players must sign a TV Release form prior to entering their first tournament for each tour stop. By signing the form, players acknowledge we will be filming and photographing them in the tournament area. Players may view the full agreements and form here.

      Click here to view the full release form.

      After signing a TV Release form, the casino will apply an “HPT Verified Player” sticker to your Players’ Card. If you enter more than one tournament during a single event, this will show you have already filled out a release form and do not need to complete it a second time.

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