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Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville Series Set For August

Nine Event Series Features $300,000 Guaranteed Mystery Bounty Main Event

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jul 26, 2023


The Card Player Poker Tour is once again teaming up with bestbet Jacksonville, home of the largest poker room in Florida, for a nine-event tournament series.

The 2023 CPPT bestbet Jacksonville is scheduled for Aug. 10-21, and this will be the tenth CPPT festival held at the North Florida poker hotspot.

“We’re excited to welcome back the Card Player Poker Tour for a tenth series,” said bestbet Executive Director of Poker Operations Jesse Hollander. “The schedule has something for everyone, and it promises to be one of our most popular festivals of the year.”

While past CPPT bestbet events have been built around a standard no-limit hold’em tournament, this year the centerpiece of the series will be the $1,700 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed Mystery Bounty main event. The tournament will run from Thursday, Aug. 17 through Monday, Aug. 21, with a massive top bounty prize of $50,000 slated to go to one lucky player.

In this tournament format, $500 from each of the buy-ins goes toward the bounty prize pool. Anyone who makes it to day 2 will be in the money and have a bounty placed on their head. Knock a player out, and you’ll get that bounty and the chance to draw an envelope from the prize drum, which could be worth anywhere from $500 to $50,000.
There’s no limit to how many bounties you can cash in!

The Mystery Bounty main event sports three starting flights, each beginning at noon Aug. 17-19. Players will start with 30,000 in chips and enjoy 40-minute levels. Players can enter any and all starting flights.

Day 2 will be livestreamed on bestbetLIVE, the cardroom’s popular YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook Live channel that hosts tournament and cash game action. The stream will also document all the excitement as players secure and open their mystery bounties.

The main event final table will be also streamed on bestbetLIVE on Aug. 21, as will the final day of the $100,000 guaranteed $400 buy-in kickoff event (streamed Aug. 13) and the final table of the $300 ladies event (streamed Aug. 16).

Other events on the schedule include a $400 bounty, a $300 Big O, an $880 six-max no-limit, and the bestbet $500.

The CPPT’s last stop in Jacksonville took place in November of 2022. The main event saw Floridian poker pro TK Miles defeat a field of 224 entries in the $3,000 buy-in freezeout tournament.

Miles earned $121,480 from the prize pool of $604,800 after he struck a heads-up deal with 10-time WSOP Circuit gold ring winner Jeff Trudeau, who took home $109,321 as the official runner-up finisher.

About bestbet Jacksonville

bestbet Jacksonville got its start in 1934 under the banner of Jacksonville Greyhound Racing. Along with its sister property in Orange Park and the recently-opened location in St. Augustine, the brand now operates three of the most successful poker rooms in the state of Florida, run by Jesse Hollander and Women in Poker Hall of Fame member Deborah Giardina.

Poker was first introduced at the new Jacksonville location in 2012. The room currently hosts 63 poker tables and 24 tables of other action-packed games, such as High Card Flush, Pai Gow, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Three Card Poker, One Card Poker, and DJ Wild.

In addition to major series like the Card Player Poker Tour, the venue also seasonally hosts the World Poker Tour, as well as daily tournaments, with a variety of no-limit hold’em and Omaha offerings. The property is known for its exciting cash game action, which includes games like no-limit hold’em, Omaha, Big O, seven-card stud, and limit hold’em. There are always plenty of exciting promotions for players, including bad beat jackpots and daily high hands.

Players looking for a bite between hands won’t be disappointed with what bestbet has to offer. For a quick meal, the poker room deli has everyone covered with everything from sandwiches to salads. Players can also dine at one of the best sushi bars in Northeast Florida, featuring creative daily specials that will satisfy even the most demanding palates.

Every week a tournament or cash game is live streamed by bestbetLIVE with a 15-minute delay where anyone can watch the action. The sophisticated RFID technology results in a high-quality production that makes following the game easy and enjoyable.

More information about the latest promotions can be found on the official website ♠

CPPT bestbet Jacksonville Main Event Champions

Date Champion Payout Buy-In Entries Prize Pool
Nov. 2022 TK Miles $121,480 $3,000 224 $604,800
June 2021 Ben Scrogins $158,915 $2,500 339 $759,360
May 2019 Dylan Drazen $62,613 $1,100 329 $319,130
April 2018 Ben Diebold $75,655 $1,100 373 $361,810
May 2017 Jared Reinstein $75,714 $1,100 378 $366,660
June 2016 Zac Stites $61,136 $1,100 289 $280,330
Aug. 2015 Anthony Vidmer $83,838 $1,500 390 $526,500
May 2014 Sean Winter $84,000 $1,500 218 $300,000
Sept. 2013 Harvey Vandeven $76,985 $1,500 255 $344,250