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MSPT Michigan State Champion Crowned at FireKeepers

October 21, 2015- FireKeepers Casino Hotel is proud to announce that Michael Ferrarotti of Livonia, MI took home the top prize of $134,642 at the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Michigan State Championship on Sunday, October 18.

Satellites and qualifiers for the MSPT event started on September 11 and ran through October 15. The Main Event took place on Thursday, October 15 and continued through Saturday, October 17.  Day 2 of the Main Event was held on Sunday, October 18 at 11 a.m.

Ferrarotti was the victor out of 559 entrants, which created a prize pool of over $500,000. He came to the final table second in chip count and seemed to stay that way until almost the end. He brought home the big title, along with his six figure winnings, by beating out the nine other contestants at the final table. In the final hand, Bill Rogers’s had an Ace and Queen of Hearts, while Ferrarotti held a King of Spades and five of Hearts. The flop was a King of Clubs, King of Hearts and a ten of Diamonds, the turn was a Jack of Spades, and the river was a five of Diamonds.  This gave Ferrarotti a full house of kings full of fives to win the tournament.  Rogers has now finished second in the last two MSPT events at FireKeepers, he walked away from this one with $75,703.

The complete Final Table results are as follows:

1st Place- Michael Ferrarotti - $134,642

2nd Place-Bill Rogers- $75,703

3rd Place- Michael Ermie- $48,666

4th Place- Linda Callear- $38,662

5th Place- Santiago Vila- $30,281

6th Place- Jason Smith- $24,874

7th Place- Jefferson Lasecki- $19,737

8th Place- Adam Lamphere- $15,411

9th Place- Tongen Zhang- $10,815


10th Place- Doug Bowersock- $7,029

“We are pleased to continue to offer players in Michigan, and surrounding areas, the opportunity to play in a quality tournament series like the Mid-States Poker Tour,” states Kelley Bailey, Poker & Bingo Manager. “And we are excited that yet another Michigan resident has walked away with the top prize.” 

For updates on the next MSPT tournament at FireKeepers Casino Hotel, visit http://www.firekeeperscasino.com/play/poker/.

See attached an image of the MSPT winner, Michael Ferrarotti.

Also, see the links below for footage of the event:

Select http://bit.ly/1W5VfEB for the most compatible format.

Select http://bit.ly/1NUjK3e for the highest quality.


FireKeepers Casino Hotel is located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, Mich. The property features a 111,700-square foot gaming floor with 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, a live poker room and bingo room. FireKeepers also offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 243 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center capable of seating up to 2,000 guests, six distinctive dining destinations and multiple lounges and entertainment venues. For more information visit http://www.FireKeepersCasinoHotel.com.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.