Heartland Poker Tour has held 22 events and awarded over $10 million in prize pool money at St. Louis casinos over the years. March 7-18, however, the tour will hold its first series at Hollywood St. Louis (@StLouisPokerHC).
The series will feature an array of tournaments with buy-ins starting at just $85. Action kicks off with a multi-day $350 tournament tagged with a $100,000 guarantee. The highlight of the series will be the nationally-televised $1,650 Main Event, taking place March 15-18. That tournament features a $300,000 guarantee and an anticipated six-figure first place prize. Click HERE for the full schedule.
"St. Louis is an excellent poker market. We always see great turnouts here," says HPT tournament director Jeremy Smith. "This series has over $450,000 in guarantees and players love that. We're looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and a lot of new ones too."
Hollywood Casino St. Louis offers star-studded fun everywhere you look. The spacious facility has over 120,000 square feet of gaming space. Guests will enjoy the exceptional experience with over 2,000 of the hottest slots and video poker machines and over 60 table games, as well as the outdoor Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, featuring legendary acts this summer like The Who and Kiss. Opening in Fall 2019 on the Hollywood Casino grounds, the new St. Louis Community Ice Center will feature four sheets of ice and act as the official practice facility of the St. Louis Blues.
WIth seven first-class dining options on property, no one will go hungry at Hollywood Casino St. Louis From the 16oz King Cut prime rib at Final Cut Steakhouse to the classic bar food and beer options at 99 Hops House, visitors are sure to find something to satisfy their appetite.
When it's time to relax, Hollywood Casino's luxurious hotel is just a short walk away from the casino floor. Each of the recently renovated 455 deluxe rooms and 47 spacious suites comes equipped with new furniture, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The hotel is offering exclusive rates to those traveling in for the HPT event. Reservations can be made for as low as $89 per night by calling 855.785.4263 and mentioning code HPT0319.
"Hollywood Casino Hotel St. Louis is extremely excited to be hosting this world class poker event. Entrants and their guests will surely find our property to be the premier gaming destination in the market, with the best and most friendly team members around," says Hollywood Casino Hotel Vice President and General Manager Michael Jerlecki. "Having the most comfortable and best action, 20 table year-round live poker room in St. Louis aligns us perfectly with HPT for this and more tournaments to come."
Poker enthusiasts far and wide will make their way to Hollywood St. Louis for the March 7-18 HPT series, all in hopes of checking, betting and raising their way to poker glory. Find all of the details at HPTpoker.com.
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