The MSPT is headed back to Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood, Iowa, located just outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota! From August 19-27, Grand Falls Casino will play host to an $1,100 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed Main Event.
The stop, which requires players be 21 or older to play, will feature a series of $65 Super Satellites and $220+$30+$10 Satellites. There will also be a $40 Omaha Hi/Lo Spread Limit bonus tournament at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21.
Then, on Friday, August 25 at 4:00 p.m., Day 1a of the Main Event will get underway. Day 1b will take place at the same time on Saturday, August 26, and then the surviving players from both flights will return on Sunday, August 27 at 11:00 a.m. to battle down to a winner.
“Grand Falls is not only a luxurious property, they offer some of the best amenities on the tour, including a world-class golf course,” said MSPT President Bryan Mileski. “It’s minutes down the road from Sioux Falls, which is home to the popular Falls Park. On top of it all, there’s great poker action to be had.”
The entirety of the Main Event will be live reported in the MSPT's live blog, which can be found on msptpoker.com once the tournament begins. Simply look for the neon green button that reads "Live Updates."
Click here for a look at the full MSPT Grand Falls Schedule.
The latest visit marks the sixth time the MSPT has visited the property. The first took place back in 2012 when Dan Sun topped a field of 215 entrants to win $60,486 and become the MSPT's first back-to-back champion. Other winners of the MSPT Grand Falls Casino include Josh Smith, who topped a field of 218 to win $59,221 in August 2013; MSPT Pro Blake Bohn, who outlasted 200 other entrants to win in August 2014 for $54,607; and Alan Curl, who topped a field of 238 entrants to win it in 2015 for $64,655.
In Season 7, Fishing Hall of Famer Ted Takasaki topped a field of 187 runners to capture a $52,360 first-place prize. More recently, the MSPT visited the venue earlier in Season 8 for the first-ever Grand Falls $350 Regional, which drew 426 entrants and saw Travis Gant emerge victorious to take home $29,782.
Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort was granted an operator's license for a casino in May of 2010, which followed the passage of a referendum approving a gaming structure by the citizens of Lyon County, Iowa in September of 2008.
Inspired by the lavish casino resorts of Las Vegas, Grand Falls sets a new standard of entertainment and fun for the Sioux Falls, South Dakota region. The resort’s world-class golf course will be constructed on 155 acres of rolling terrain directly adjacent to the casino. Inside the casino, players will find more than 750 slots machines, 27 gaming tables including blackjack, craps and roulette, and an eight-table poker room.
For more information on the property, visit grandfallscasinoresort.com.