PokerNews is now the official media partner of Mid States Poker Tour (MSPT), an exclusive Midwest poker event, which comprises a number of deep-stacked Texas Hold’em poker tournaments held at several venues across the Midwest. The founder of the MSPT Bryan Mileski also happens to be the President and Publisher of Minnesota Poker Magazine and the state director of the Minnesota Poker Player Alliance.
The MSPT, which is now in its fourth season, will host 15 events in 2013—five events more than the last season. MSPT 2013 is scheduled to begin on Feb 9, 2013 at Running Aces Harness Park in Columbus in Minnesota.
The MSPT Main Event, which has a buy-in of $1,100, will begin on Feb 15, Friday and offer a guaranteed prize pool of $200k. The winners will not only receive cash prizes, but also customized diamond bracelets.
The events of the fourth season of the MSPT will be held at venues such as FireKeepers Casino at Battle Creek in Michigan, Downstream Casino Resort at Quapaw in Oklahoma, Hochunk Casino at Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin, Canterbury Park at Shakopee in Minnesota, Northern Lights Casino at Walker in Minnesota, and Grand Falls Casino Resort at Sioux Falls in South Dakota.
The MSPT website states: “Midwest poker players now have a poker tour to call their own. The MSPT serves these players proudly and adds new levels of intrigue and prestige to poker in the Midwest — one of the most underrated poker hotbeds in the country.”
Donnie Peters, editor-in-chief of PokerNews, said:
Here at PokerNews, we aim to connect the poker community and promote the positive advancement of the game worldwide. We are thrilled to announce the official media partnership with the Mid-States Poker Tour and we hope to help the tour advance to the next level. The MSPT is a great tour for the players, offering top-notch events with affordable buy-ins. In the Midwest region, the MSPT is elite and we hope to expand that awareness of the tour nationally.
Speaking about the partnership, Mileski said:
“We are very excited for the opportunity to partner with the world’s leading poker website. As the MSPT continues to expand quickly throughout the U.S., working with PokerNews definitely brings a level of prestige and national exposure that only the PokerNews brand can provide.
As MSPT’s media partner, PokerNews will publish articles and MSPT results, along with providing live coverage of the event.