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Televised Poker Returns to Pittsburgh

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Sep/26/2019
Washington, Pennsylvania - Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) has awarded more than $2 million in prize pool money in the Pittsburgh market since it first visited The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in 2017. The acclaimed tour will add to that total when it returns to Pennsylvania this week for a 12-day poker series.

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The HPT event at this beautiful venue just outside of Pittsburgh kicks off today with a $350 no limit hold'em tournament that has been tagged with a $100,000 guarantee. In addition to tens of thousands of dollars, the winner of the opening tournament will earn a custom wrestling style belt to keep as a memento.
 
The action will continue all week at The Meadows with a variety of daily events offered at buy-ins as low as $90. The highlight of the series will come in the form of a nationally televised $1,100 Main Event on the next weekend.
 
The Main Event features a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool and is sure to draw a mix of amateurs and pros alike. Among the notables who have already confirmed plans to attend are world champion Greg Raymer and Poker Hall of Fame inductee Linda Johnson. The Main Event winner will walk away with an anticipated six-figure payday.
 
Home of Pennsylvania's largest jackpot ever paid, The Meadows is an all-inclusive entertainment destination and significant economic generator for the region. With its nearly 1,100 employees, The Meadows provides approximately $125 million in taxes annually and more than $14 million per year to the Local Share Account designated for new economic, community and industrial development projects.
 
"We are looking forward to hosting another great HPT event at the Meadows," said Ben Kowalski, Vice President of Casino Operations.
 
The Meadows features 81 table games and more than 2,500 slot machines, premier restaurants with spectacular views of the gaming floor and the racetrack, a racing grandstand with VIP suites, a simulcast area, an 11,000 square foot event center, a 7,500 square foot banquet room and an all-ages bowling center. The Meadows also offers a high limit slots area and a high limit table games room featuring exceptional service in a relaxing, upscale setting. For more information, please see www.meadowsgaming.com.
 

Poker enthusiasts interested in joining the ranks of poker glory when HPT returns to The Meadows September 26-October 7 can find all of the details, including a full schedule of events, at HPTpoker.com.

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