Mohegan Sun in Connecticut will host a nine-day, nine-event Ante Up Poker Tour series in April, featuring $400,000 in guaranteed prize pools.
“Mohegan Sun is thrilled to be teaming up with Ante Up Magazine, one of the leading poker publications in the industry as well as being one of the most established poker tours in the world,” said Ray Pineault, vice president and general manager of Mohegan Sun. “We look forward to bringing one of the best tournament experiences for players on April 2 when the $400,000 guarantee Ante Up Poker Tour debuts at Mohegan Sun.”
The event in Uncasville, Conn., not far from New York City and Boston, will be the first Ante Up Poker Tour championship series in the Northeast.
“Our players have been clamoring for an Ante Up Poker Tour series in the Northeast and we’re excited to finally bring them one in that poker-rich region,” said Ante Up’s Scott Long, who publishes the magazine with Christopher Cosenza. “Mohegan Sun has a great history of poker tournaments and offers a beautiful, amenity-filled resort experience for players to enjoy before and after each event.”
The series will run April 2-10, featuring nine no-limit hold’em events with buy-ins ranging from $120 to the $1,100 main event, which will be a two-day tournament with a $125,000 guarantee where the winner gets a seat in the Ante Up World Championship Main Event and his or her photo on the cover of Ante Up, in addition to what is sure to be a large cash prize. The series also will offer a full day of satellites on April 8. For more information, including a complete schedule of events, visit anteupmagazine.com/mohegansun.
Mohegan Sun is one of the premier gaming destinations in the United States, featuring three casinos with a total 300,000 square feet of gaming space, including a state-of-the-art 42-table poker room. Players will get a fantastic night’s sleep in one of the 1,200 luxury guest rooms and suites. When not gaming, players can dine in one of 40 restaurants and bars, rejuvenate in the 22,000-square-foot Elemis Spa, shop at scores of stores in a 130,000-square-foot retail experience, enjoy the 27,000-square-foot solarium with an indoor/outdoor pool and whirlpool, play a round of golf at Mohegan Sun Golf Club or take in a great concert or sporting event at one of three fine entertainment venues.