Venetian to Host Major MSPT Main Events Starting This Week

The Venetian Las Vegas is currently offering a ton of poker action. For a month now, the poker room of the Venetian has been home to the DeepStack Championship Poker Series. Players have plenty of time to compete as well, since the series will continue through August 1. Over $15 million in total prize money is up for grabs during the series.

Coming up this week, the Mid-States Poker Tour will host two main events. These tournaments are expected to see big player numbers, and both offer plenty of value, with several starting flights on offer. With two Mains, the Venetian poker room will be full of excitement for several days as the events take place back to back.

$1,100 Main Event

Starting on June 2, players can begin to take part in the MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event. This tournament offers $1.5 million in guaranteed prize money. The event will last for three days and offers four starting flights. Players are given 25,000 chips to start and blind levels increase every 40 minutes.

Once all four starting flights conclude, the remaining players will start Day 2. This will begin on June 6. The following day will see the action finish up. This is the smaller buy-in of the two Main Events, so it could be the more popular one among players.

It is expected that both pros and amateurs will show up to compete. We could see the prize pool jump considerably depending on how many players register to compete.

$1,600 Main Event

Shortly after the $1,100 event finishes up, the Venetian will then host the MSPT $1,600 Main Event. This tournament has a slightly higher buy-in and offers a larger $2 million prize pool. Players will have a slightly larger chip stack this time around, at 30,000 chips. Blind levels remain the same as the other event, set at 40 minutes.

The tournament will have three starting flights. The first will take place on June 10 and the final two on June 11 and 12. Once all three flights are completed, the players remaining will return for Day 2 on the 13th. The final day will take place on June 14.

This event is also supposed to see a large turnout. It will be interesting to see as the starting flights begin how full they are after Day 1. The starting totals will be a good indication as to how many players will compete in the series Main Events.

The MSPT has been busy at the Venetian, already having hosted two stops early in the year. In January, the tour kicked off with a $1,100 Main Event at the casino and just over 1,000 players took part. The next month, the casino hosted the Poker Bowl, featuring a $1 million prize pool, with just over 900 players competing.

The action this time around begins this week, and we will stay tuned to see how many players take part. It would not be surprising to see the MSPT head to the Venetian again later on in the year as this is a hot spot for the tour!

Conor Stack
Conor Stack

Conor is one of our main writers on USGS focusing on a wide range of industry coverage across sports, casino and poker.