Ameristar St. Charles to Host HPT

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St. Charles, Missouri, March 24, 2017 - Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) returns to the St. Louis market in a matter of days for another event at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles. Each of the previous five HPT champions at this property have walked away with a six-figure payday.

The series begins March 29 with a $100k guarantee tournament that players can enter on an investment of just $85. There were over 900 entries in that event last time HPT visited Ameristar St. Charles.

The highlight of the series will be the $1,650 Main Event the weekend of April 7. This three-day tournament is expected to build a prize pool of more than half a million dollars. Poker enthusiasts can parlay their way into the Main Event through daily satellites and qualifiers at a discounted rate. Click here for the full schedule of events

"We are excited to welcome the nation's poker fans to Missouri's number one attraction, Ameristar Casino Hotel Spa St. Charles," said Ameristar's vice president and general manager Ward Shaw. "We hope these fans will take full advantage of the amazing food, entertainment and luxury accommodations found only at Ameristar."

Located in the heart of the Midwest, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles boasts a 130,000-square foot facility with premiere gaming and dining under the leadership of world-renowned chef Don Yamauchi. On the casino floor, guests will find more than 2,000 of the most popular slot machines and a large variety of classic table games.

The newly renovated 17-table poker room is the place to be during the HPT series as there is sure to be plenty of cash game action. With Fifth Street Deli right next door, 19 HD TVs, and USB charging stations at each seat, Ameristar has anticipated its players' every need.

Ameristar St. Charles' eight dining options range from a quick turkey club at Fifth Street Deli to the Prime Tomahawk ribeye at Buggatti's Steak & Pasta. Visitors can also treat themselves to the 7,000-square foot full-service ara the spa at Ameristar for a refreshing escape during their stay.

The venue's Four Diamond hotel features 397 luxurious suites, each equipped with oversized baths, sunken living rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Missouri River or the City of St. Charles. Players planning to stay at Ameristar St. Charles during the HPT event are being offered discounted room rates as low as $119. To book, guests can visit Ameristar.com/St-Charles or call 636-949-7777 and mention code HPTSTL.

"HPT is looking forward to returning to the Ameristar Casino Resort in St. Charles, Missouri, for one of the most exciting and largest events throughout our entire year," said the tour's director of operations, Ken Lambert. "The event promises to bring pro players as well as new and up and coming pros as poker is still one of the only sports through which anyone can earn a seat at the final table."

Poker enthusiasts interested in check, bet and raising their way to poker glory during the March 29-April 10 series can find more information at HPTpoker.com.

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