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Card Player Poker Tour Choctaw Series Underway In Oklahoma

$1,100 Buy-In Main Event Will Feature $1 Million Guarantee


The Card Player Poker Tour has rolled into the beautiful Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma for a 62-event series that culminates with a $1 million guaranteed main event.

This is the fifth time that the CPPT has made an appearance at Choctaw Casino, which is a little more than an hour away from the Dallas metropolitan area and home to some of the best poker action in the country. The games officially began on April 5 and wrap up with the live-streamed final table of the main event on April 22.

A huge turnout is likely, as evidenced by the $1 million main event guarantee. In addition, there are plenty of other preliminary events remaining on the schedule.

There is plenty of cash up for grabs on April 13 and 14 for the $200+$40 multi cash no-limit hold’em event with a $200,000 guarantee.

Other events on the schedule include pot-limit Omaha, H.O.R.S.E., 2-7 triple draw, badugi and variations on no-limit hold’em like seniors, ladies, turbo, win-the-button, six-max, congress, team and bounty tournaments.

“There really is a game for everyone at this tournament, with varying buy-ins and events offered throughout the 17-day series,” said Barnes. “It’s no surprise that the most anticipated event is the main event with a million dollars up for grabs.”

The $1,000+$100 main event features two starting flights, beginning noon on April 20 and 21. Players will begin with 20,000 in starting chips and enjoy generous 40-minute blind levels. Any player who is eliminated before registration closes may re-enter.
Of course, with a hefty $1 million guarantee, a large field is needed to avoid an overlay, which is why Choctaw has packed the schedule chock-full of super and mega satellites. Players can win their main event seat for as little as $50+$15.

Click here for a full look at the series, and click on each individual event to view the structure and starting stack.

About Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant

Inside the casino, patrons are treated to an exceptional gaming experience with more than 4,000 slot machines, and table games including three card poker, black jack, let it ride, ultimate Texas hold’em, pai gow, mini baccarat, roulette and craps.

The action heats up daily and nightly in the poker room, a 30-table private lounge located on its own exclusive floor away from the hustle and bustle of the main casino. The room includes its own dedicated staff and guest services agents who work to ensure an enjoyable experience for all players. And now, if you play in the poker room for more than five hours, you’ll earn a free buffet, or a $10 food comp to one of Choctaw’s restaurants.

Where To Stay, Play and Eat

Choctaw Casino & Resort provides guests with an array of amenities including five lodging options, a world-class spa, retail shops, Oasis pool area with food and beverage service, and multiple dining options.

To stay, guests can choose from the Choctaw Grand Tower, Spa Tower, the Choctaw Inn, the Choctaw Lodge or the Choctaw RV Park. The Grand Tower and Spa Tower capture all the excitement and entertainment closest to the casino floor with luxuriously appointed rooms and suites. Guests have access to the pools, business center and fitness and wellness center, free in-room Wi-Fi and in-room coffee service. The Choctaw Inn offers an inviting, cozy environment with access to all of the casino’s amenities.

The Choctaw Lodge is just a short shuttle ride down the road and offers 24-hour front desk service, business services and a complimentary breakfast buffet. Guests traveling with pets will also find animal-friendly amenities at the Choctaw Lodge. Guests who prefer their own accommodations can opt to stay at the Choctaw RV Park, a Kampgrounds of America (KOA) park near the casino. Each RV location includes a covered table and grill, nearby gathering spaces, a pool, shows and beverage center.

When it’s time to get away from the glare of the casino lights, Choctaw Casino & Resort proudly offers The District, a family-friendly entertainment facility that features a four-auditorium movie theater, a sports bar and food court, a 3,600-sq. ft. arcade, and a 20-lane bowling center. The property also features the Grand Theater, which this year will play host to acts such as Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Foreigner, Huey Lewis and the News, Gabriel Iglesias, Big & Rich, Sugarland, Kenny Loggins, Miranda Lambert and many more.

After working up an appetite, Choctaw has some of the best dining options in the region with 1832 Steakhouse, Bamboo Noodle Bar, Gilley’s, Brews. Brats. Bologna., and Butterfields Buffet. Those looking for more casual fare will enjoy favorites like Papa John’s Pizza, Jackpot Java, Smashburger, and Subway.

For more information on the upcoming event, visit the Card Player Poker Tour homepage. Hotel rates for players start at just $79. Click here to book your room today. ♠