The Heartland Poker Tour will be returning soon to Southern Indiana. The poker series is headed to Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg for a 12-day, 13-event series in early April.
Located just a 20-minute drive west from Cincinnati, Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg proved a popular stop for the HPT last year when the tour made its first visit.
A year ago Gregory Wood topped a 555-entry field in the Main Event to win a $119,101 first-place prize. That field created a prize pool of $532,800 which more than doubled the tournament’s $250,000 guarantee.
This year’s schedule includes a variety of preliminary events with buy-ins ranging from $200 to $300. Among the no-limit hold’em tournaments are multiple deep-stacked events, a couple of bounty events, two seniors events, and a tag team event.
Tournament series features much more than just hold’em
There are also non-hold’em events, including a $300 pot-limit Omaha/Big O event and $200 7-game mixed event (H.O.R.S.E. plus PLO and NLHE). Satellites and other side events will run as well throughout the series.
The series culminates with an $1,100 buy-in Main Event which this time features a larger $300,000 guaranteed prize pool. The tournament features three Day Ones from Friday through Sunday, Apr. 10-12. Each Day One flight will play down to 11% of the field, and everyone who makes the final Day Two on Monday, Apr. 13 will cash.
The Main Event final table will be streamed live on Twitch.tv/HPTpoker, with an estimated start time of 5 p.m. ET. In addition to the first prize, the Main Event winner will also receive a package worth $3,500 to enter the year-end Season XVI HPT Championship Event.
HPT Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg schedule
Here is a look at the full schedule of events for the series:
|Friday, Apr. 3||11 a.m.||#1A||NLH Monster Stack - $100,000 Guarantee||$300|
|4 p.m.||#1B||NLH Monster Stack - $100,000 Guarantee||$300|
|Saturday, Apr. 4||12 p.m.||#1C||NLH Monster Stack - $100,000 Guarantee||$300|
|Sunday, Apr. 5||11 a.m.||#2||NLH Seniors||$200|
|2 p.m.||#3||NLH Deep Stack||$200|
|Monday, Apr. 6||12 p.m.||#4||NLH 6-Max||$200|
|7 p.m.||#5||NLH Tag Team Switch ($150 per player)||$300|
|Tuesday, Apr. 7||12 p.m.||#6||NLH Bounty - $50 Bounties||$200|
|4 p.m.||#7||7-Game Mix - Limit H.O.R.S.E., NLH, PLO||$200|
|Wednesday, Apr. 8||12 p.m.||#8||NLH Seniors||$200|
|4 p.m.||#9||Pot-Limit Omaha / Big-O||$300|
|Thursday, Apr. 9||12 p.m.||#10||NLH 2K Maker Deepstack||$240|
|Friday, Apr. 10||2 p.m.||#11A||HPT Main Event - $300,000 Guarantee||$1,100|
|Saturday, Apr. 11||12 p.m.||#11B||HPT Main Event - $300,000 Guarantee||$1,100|
|Sunday, Apr. 12||12 p.m.||#11C||HPT Main Event - $300,000 Guarantee||$1,100|
|3 p.m.||#12||NLH 2K Maker Deepstack||$240|
|Monday, Apr. 13||11 a.m.||#13||NLH Deepstack Bounty - $100 Bounties||$300|