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Midwest Poker: Part I Firekeepers

by Bob Ciaffone |  Published: Jan 07, 2015


In October of this year, I took a nine-day trip to both play poker and find out more about the various possibilities for cash games and tournaments. I spent the first two days at the FireKeepers Hotel and Casino, which is located on I-94 near Battle Creek, Michigan and spent the following week at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. I had visited FireKeepers a couple of times before. I had not been to the Horseshoe since it was renovated in 2008. FireKeepers is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians. The casino opened in August, 2009 after a 15-month-long construction project. In 2012, the tribe bought out the management team’s contract and started running the casino themselves. The poker room has 14 tables and is run very well. The games featured include no-limit hold’em with $2-$5 blinds and pot-limit Omaha with $1-$2 blinds and a ...

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