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Latest Heartland Poker Tour Event Concludes

HPT Sets New Records in at the Majestic Star Casino


The Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) was designed to give all poker players a shot at "the big time." Modest buy-ins, televised final tables, big prize pools, and events in casinos all over the country make it possible for anyone to stake a claim in a major poker tournament. The founders imagined people just like Dan Zogman winning their events.

Final Table

Zogman is the most recent HPT winner. He is a 47-year-old Home Depot employee from McHenry, Illinois, who parlayed a $100 satellite into nearly $228,000 and his 15 minutes of fame.

Winner Dan Zogman

The Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Indiana hosted the championship tournament. It was a $2,200 buy-in that attracted 442 entrants. Players battled through the three-day tournament for their piece of the $816,612 prize pool. New records were set for player participation and prize money.

The following are the final table payouts:

  1. Dan Zogman: $227,881
  2. Jimmy Kasputis Jr.: $113,906
  3. Scott Bohlman: $73,225
  4. Kenny Nguyen: $54,919
  5. Mark Owens: $44,749
  6. Greg Monaldi $38,647
  7. David Makula: $30,510
  8. Rolland Morrical: $26,442
  9. Matthew Rizai: $24,408

The next HPT event begins on Aug. 20 at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Minnesota. For more information on the tour, go to

For complete results on this event, click here.