2017 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship at Tropicana Evansville August 12-20

The MSPT is headed back to Tropicana Evansville August 12-20 for the 2017 Indiana State Poker Championship.

A series of satellites will feed into the $1,100 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed Main Event, which will take place the weekend of Aug. 18-20.

“Tropicana Evansville is one of the Midwest’s hidden gems when it comes to gaming,” said MSPT President Bryan Mileski. “It’s situated right on the Ohio River, which makes it one of the more scenic stops on the tour. Poker players should definitely check it out this August.”

The Main Event will feature two starting flights beginning with Day 1A at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18. Day 1B will take place at the same time on Saturday, Aug. 19. The surviving players from each flight will then return for Day 2 at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday to play down to a winner.

The Main Event final table will be broadcast LIVE (15-minute delay) worldwide on using RFID technology allowing all viewers to see the hole cards. In addition, the entirety of the Main Event will be live reported in the MSPT's brand live blog, which can be found on once the tournament begins. Simply look for the neon green button that reads "Live Updates."

Click here for a look at the entire 2017 Indiana State Poker Championship schedule.

The MSPT first visited Tropicana Evansville back in 2014, which is when Charlie Dawson topped a field of 225 entrants to win $60,527. The following year, which was the inaugural Indiana State Poker Championship, Michael O’Neill bested 251 entries to win $67,746. More recently, Earl Potter overcame 340 runners to win the title in Season 7 for $82,450.

Tropicana Evansville is a combination Evansville hotel & riverboat casino owned and operated by Tropicana Entertainment. The property is a $212 million entertainment complex located on the scenic banks of the Ohio River in southwestern Indiana. It includes a 2,700-passenger riverboat casino featuring over 1,000 slot games and 40 table games, including a dedicated poker room.

Accommodations include the Tropicana Evansville Hotel with 243 standard rooms and 10 suites and the Le Merigot boutique hotel with 91 Standard Rooms and five suites. Additional features include a conference center, riverfront pavilion, entertainment district, and a 1,660-vehicle attached parking garage.

The property showcases nine dining options, eleven bars and nightclubs and a gift shop. One of the most popular dining options is Cavanaugh’s, which serves the finest cuisine paired with sweeping river views – the perfect place for the perfect dining experience. The casual upscale atmosphere of Cavanaugh’s is the ideal place to meet friends or clients. Enjoy signature martinis, delicious appetizers or indulge in Cavanaugh’s full dinner menu. You can also enjoy live entertainment nightly at Cavanaugh’s piano bar.

There’s also Max & Erma’s, which serves all-American favorites including soups, salads, gourmet burgers, delicious sandwiches and treats, as well as Mama Mia’s Italian Restaurant, which features homemade dough pizza by the slice.

For a full list of dining and entertainment options, visit