Horseshoe to host WSOPC in April

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The Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs will host the World Series of Poker Circuit on April 10-21, which seems far in the future, but satellites will be starting soon. These will run Feb. 1, March 1 and April 5. If you’d like to try to win your way into a $1,675 seat, here’s your chance.

Poker room manager Andrew Brock confirms there will be two seats guaranteed for each event and additional seats if the field is large enough. The buy-in for the satellites is just $125. As if you needed another reason to visit this great room, here’s one last perk: Players winning a daily no-limit tournament in January, February or March will receive a free entry into one of the satellites. Follow the room on Twitter @HBRPoker

MSPT: The Mid-States Poker Tour will return to Iowa four times this year. MSPT will visit Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Tama three times, with a $300K guarantee on March 29-April 6, July 19-27 and Nov. 1-9. The other stop is at Grand Falls Casino just across the border from Sioux Falls, S.D., with a $150K guarantee on Aug. 9-17.

RIVERSIDE: The poker room at Riverside Casino and Golf Resort held its popular Cold Turkey Showdown on Thanksgiving weekend. This tournament had a nice $50,150 prize pool. I found time to join this nice event, but I didn’t make it through Day 1.

It only took one cooler and one bad beat to send me to the rail. Congratulations to Jeffrey Fielder for scoring the win and taking home the top prize of a little more than $15K.

— Email Ken Warren at anteupken@gmail.com.