HPT: Cards in the Air for Westgate Series, More

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Cards in the Air for Westgate Series
Nationally televised $1,650 Main Event next weekend

HPT's first Sin City event in nearly four years is underway at Westgate Las Vegas Resort Casino. The feature tournament this weekend is a $350 NLHE Monster Stack with a $100,000 guarantee. There is also a $1,100 two-day tournament Sunday and Monday. The 12-day series has a multitude of events with buy-ins ranging from $90 to $1,650. Players can win a seat into next weekend's televised Main Event through daily $200 and $375 qualifiers. Click HERE for the full schedule.
Westgate is located next to the Las Vegas Convention Center just off the strip. The venue is loaded with amenities and gaming options, but is best known for having the largest sports book in the world. The property recently opened a brand new poker room just off of the sports book. The cash game action is sure to be red hot while HPT is in town.
For more information, including exclusive hotel rates, click here.

Next Stop: Ameristar St. Charles
St. Louis stop will run April 12-23

St. Louis, your next shot at poker glory will come April 12-23 at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles. This beautiful property has awarded more than $4 million in prize pool money to poker players over the years. Plenty of cash will be added to that total this time around. Among the new additions to the schedule are a six-Game Mix event and a $250 Tag Team event where teams of two enter and take turns playing each other's stacks.

Ameristar St. Charles is offering exclusive rates to HPT participants in its full-service luxury suite hotel. To book at those special rates, while they last, visit stcharles.ameristar.com or call 636-949-7777 and mention code HPTSTL.

Find all of the details on this upcoming stop HERE.

Faded Spade Teams Up With HPT
New playing cards will be featured at Las Vegas final table

HPT is teaming up with playing card company Faded Spade for production of next week's televised final table from Westgate Las Vegas. Faded Spade, "The New Face of Cards," offers a high quality product with a fresh and updated design for the modern poker era. The cards are 100% plastic with an intentional balance of thickness and flexibility for world class quality, durability and flexibility.
Poker enthusiasts far and wide are encouraged to tune into the final table live streamed from Westgate on April 9 to see these beautiful cards in action. The stream is scheduled to kick off shortly after 12:30 p.m. EDT at twitch.tv/hptpoker.
Faded Spade has two-deck box sets for sale now at FadedSpade.com. Use code HPT to receive 20% off your order. Faded Spade is the playing card brand of choice for HPT.

Ameristar East Chicago Schedule Posted
Fourth Main Event flight added to lineup in Chicagoland

Chicagoland stops have become a staple on the tour schedule in recent years. The next event at Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago is slated for May 3-15. The full schedule is available now at HPTpoker.com. Schedule highlights include an opening $350 NLHE event with a $200,000 guarantee and a Main Event with four flights that is anticipated to eclipse three quarters of a million dollars.

Players can reserve a hotel room now for as little as $69 per night with code HPTAEC. To book, log on to eastchicago.ameristar.com or call 219-378-3000.

Mike O'Neill Wins Pittsburgh Main Event
Purchasing manager tops 422 entries at The Meadows

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, just outside of Pittsburgh, played host to its second HPT event last week. Much like the series in November, the event was a huge success. The opening event saw a field of just under 700 players and the Main Event drew 422 total entries, generating a prize pool of more than $409,000.

In the end, it was Michigan native Mike O'Neill who outlasted the Main Event field to take home the top prize of $93,340. O'Neill came into the final day as the chip leader and went coast to coast to secure the victory. Runner-up Frank Guerra collected $57,629 for his finish. Guerra, a high school teacher, took the day off work to play under the bright lights of the televised final table. David Costain and Nick Immekus were among the other competitors to make the final table but come up short of the win. Click here for a full recap of the event at Meadows.

HPT plans to return to Meadows Casino for another event in the fall. Dates for that stop will be announced soon.

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