Ante Up Poker Tour returns to Pearl River Oct. 28-Nov. 9



The Ante Up Poker Tour will return to Pearl River Resort in October, with a nine-event series that will conclude with a $100,000 guaranteed Main Event.

“Our Pearl River Poker Poker Open was such a delight for our players last year that we decided to bring it back this year,” said Denise Dahl, poker room manager for Pearl River Resort in Choctaw, Miss. “Players came out from across the Southeastern region to play in last year’s tournament. It was held, of course, in our state-of-the art tournament room, which boasts a quiet and pleasant environment for players.”

This year’s series will run Oct. 28-Nov. 6, and will include seniors and limit Omaha/8 events, as well as numerous satellites. The highlight will be the three-day Main Event, the winner of which will appear on the cover of Ante Up Magazine and get an entry into the 2017 Ante Up World Championship. For more details, visit

“Ante Up is thrilled that Pearl River Resort has invited us back this year,” said Scott Long, publisher of Ante Up Magazine with Christopher Cosenza. “We were honored last year to be chosen to help highlight the resort’s $70 million in renovations, and we look forward to again helping get the word out about the great poker and amenities Pearl River Resort has to offer players throughout the South and beyond.”

“Pearl River Poker has formed a great relationship with Ante Up over the years,” Dahl said. “Last year, we had the opportunity to hold our first major tournament event in over a decade. Offering Ante Up Cruises, participating in tournament leagues, and giving back to the community with my personal favorite initiative, Restock the Shelves, are some of the remarkable things we’ve been able to do with Ante Up. I personally attribute the success of these events to the support of the resort, the outstanding tournament staff and our relationship with Ante Up.”

Owned and operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Pearl River Resort features two hotel-casinos – Silver Star and Golden Moon – that together offer more than 1,000 hotel rooms, 2,400 slot machines, 59 table games and a 14-table poker room with a separate tournament room, as well as the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, Geyser Falls Water Theme Park and numerous dining and entertainment options.

“At Pearl River Resort, you have everything you need all in one place,” Dahl said.

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