FIREKEEPERS CASINO HOTEL SHATTERS PREVIOUS MSPT RECORD WITH $2 MILLION PRIZE POOL AND $252,090 CHAMPION!(Battle Creek, Mich.) May 17, 2022 — FireKeepers Casino Hotel has broken the Mid-States Poker Tour record, yet again, for Mid-West events. The record-setting event drew 2,330 entries, generating a $2,260,100 prize pool! Four-time MSPT Champ, Dan Bekavac of Oak Lawn, IL, topped the field taking home the trophy and a $252,090 prize.
Final Table Results:
1. Dan Dekavac - $252,090
2. CJ Peake - $241,290
3. Marquez Davis - $198,975
4. Zinoviy Pelekh - $119,706
5. Jonathan Johnson - $91,699
6. Alex Oberlin - $72,275
7. Timothy Mulroy - $56,465
8. Ruben Delgado - $44,043
9. Elliot Hebden - $35,008
With the gigantic prize pool, 252 places were paid out. The turnout of top poker players from across the country cements FireKeepers position as one of the nation’s leading poker rooms.
Satellites for FireKeepers’ MSPT event started mid-March and ran through May 13. The Main Event featured three flights and began May 12, with Day Two on Sunday, May 15.
“We are proud of our partnership with MSPT, as well as our ability to bring this tournament back to Michigan after the two year hiatus,” stated Kelley Bailey, FireKeepers Poker Manager. “We’re even more proud of the FireKeepers Team Members who continually provide great guest service bringing more and more players event after event.”
With this kind of action, it’s time to start thinking about the next MSPT event, set for October 13-16. In the meantime, FireKeepers has an outstanding lineup of daily and special event tournaments, such as the Fifth Sunday Five Hundred Tournament on May 29, and the Black Chip Bounty on June 12. Head to FireKeeperscasino.com for upcoming details.
FireKeepers Casino Hotel, located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, MI, has been named Best Casino by audiences in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana, plus earned multiple awards in the Casino Player Magazine Best of Gaming 2021 Native Midwest category. FireKeepers was recognized as 2019 Employer of the Year by Michigan Works! Association and was also selected as one of the Best Casinos to Work For by Casino Player Magazine. FireKeepers' signature restaurant, Nibi, is a multiple recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The property features 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, and a 22-table live poker room. FireKeepers offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 446 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center, six distinctive dining destinations, and multiple lounges. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the FireKeepers Casino 400, a NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and a host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship an EPSON Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event. For more information, visit www.firekeeperscasino.com.
FireKeepers Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.