Pearl River Resort to host Ante Up Poker Tour series Oct. 1-12

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Fresh off finishing a $70 million renovation, which includes a new poker room, Pearl River Resort will host the first Ante Up Poker Tour in Mississippi this October.

The Pearl River Poker Open will run from Oct. 1-12 at the Choctaw resort in the middle of the state, near Jackson. The 15-event series will conclude with a $555 main event with a $100K guarantee, the winner of which will appear on the cover of the November issue of Ante Up and get a personalized AUPT champion’s jacket, a $1,650 seat in the 2016 Ante Up World Championship main event and a fistful of cash.

"What I am looking forward to the most is all the players who have never been to Pearl River Resort or haven’t been here in several years," said Neal Atkinson, who as table games administrator for Pearl River Resort oversees poker operations. "I can’t wait for them to experience poker at Pearl River Resort. Ante Up has been so supportive of poker in Mississippi and we are excited to host the first Ante Up Poker Tour event in the state."

The schedule includes a multiday $50K guarantee $260 no-limit hold’em event, as well as seven other NLHE tournaments, a limit hold’em event and an Omaha/8 event. Two multitable satellites are planned, as are single-table satellites.

"We wanted a schedule and mix with price points that would not be intimidating to novice or new players, but still be attractive to seasoned tournament players," Atkinson said. "The main goal was to deliver great price points but still deliver quality player-friendly blind structures."

Players who put the Ante Up Poker Tour event on the schedule will get to see how much Pearl River Resort has changed in the past year.

"Most important from the poker player’s perspective is a new 14-table state-of-the-art poker room," Atkinson said. "They will also see the all-new Golden Moon Casino, a new buffet, new hotel rooms and new slots. Even the pit tables are new."

For more information, including the schedule, visit anteupmagazine.com/pearlriver.