The poker gaming community is looking forward to the next three stops of the Mid-States Poker Tour’s (MSPT), which is scheduled to travel to Colorado’s Golden Gates Casino for the first time in its history.
The $1,100 buy-in Main Event with three starting flights, which will be played over three days, will begin on March 15, Thursday. The players left standing will take part in the Day 2 action.
Expressing excitement about the MSPT’s Colorado stop, Bryan Mileski, the owner and operator of the tour, said: “We’re very excited for the MSPT to visit Colorado for the very first time. The venue is among the most scenic we’ve ever visited, and the excitement for a brand new stop seems to be at an all-time high. The MSPT is definitely going to make its mark on Blackhawk.”
Tony Niehaus, manager of the Golden Gates Casino poker room, agrees with Mileski. In an interview with PokerNews, Niehaus said that the casino wants to be associated with the MSPT, which has grown tremendously over the past few seasons.
Speaking about the impact of the MSPT on Golden Gate Casino’s loyal players, he said that players want to know what the tournament is all about. Niehaus said, “We have numerous customers asking us for information about it during the tournament daily. We believe the MSPT will be very successful and popular going forward and definitely form into one of their top stops across the country.”
Talking about Golden Gates’ preparations for the MSPT, he said that Golden Gates Casino has ample experience hosting large live poker tournaments and is more than prepared for the MSPT stop. The casino has promoted the event strongly through paperwork, social media, structures and schedules, and dealer buttons.
The Golden Gates Casino poker room, which comprises 17 tables, runs four poker tournaments every day, a Pay-to-Play promotion every week, and one of the country’s largest bad beat jackpots. The poker room’s most popular game happens to be the spread-limit game with wagering limits of $1/$2/$100. In addition, the poker room runs deep stack tournaments on weekends with large prize pools and half-hour levels.
Niehaus says that, when players are not playing poker, they can take part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15. He also recommends Bourbon Street Buffet for meals as it is a “very nice place.”
Poker players who want to view the MSPT 2014 schedule can do so at msptpoker.com.