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Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville Stop This Fall To Be ‘Biggest Yet’

The 16-Event Series Runs Oct. 27- Nov. 14, Is Headlined By The $3,000 CPPT Main Event


The Card Player Poker Tour has returned to bestbet Jacksonville, home of the largest poker room in Florida, for a 16-event tournament series running from Oct. 27 – Nov. 14. This marks the ninth time that the CPPT has teamed up with the North Florida poker mainstay.

“This will definitely be our biggest Card Player Poker Tour event,” said bestbet Executive Director of Poker Operations Jesse Hollander.

This year’s CPPT $3,000 buy-in main event will run from Nov. 11-14, the final weekend of the festival. There are two starting flights offered, kicking off at noon on Friday and Saturday. Players will start with 40,000 in chips, with 60-minute blind levels to start.

The main event final table will be streamed on bestbetLIVE, the card room’s popular YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook Live channel that hosts tournament and cash game action.

2021 CPPT bestbet Jacksonville champion Ben ScroginsLike every tournament on the schedule for this series, the main event will feature unlimited re-entries during the registration period. Registration for the tournament will remain open until the start of level 9.

The most recent CPPT bestbet Jacksonville main event took place in June of 2021. The $2,500 buy-in tournament attracted 339 total entries, building a prize pool of $759,360.

25-year-old hometown hero Ben Scrogins emerged victorious, taking home $158,915 as the champion after defeating World Series of Poker bracelet winner and eight-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Kyle Cartwright heads-up for the title.

Below is a list featuring info on Scrogins and the seven other previous CPPT bestbet Jacksonville main event champions crowned since the event was first held in 2013.

Date Champion Top Prize Buy-In Entries Prize Pool
Jun 28, 2021 Ben Scrogins $158,915 $2,500 339 $759,360
May 13, 2019 Dylan Drazen $62,613 $1,100 329 $319,130
April 30, 2018 Ben Diebold $75,655 $1,100 373 $361,810
May 8, 2017 Jared Reinstein $75,714 $1,100 378 $366,660
June 27, 2016 Zac Stites $61,136 $1,100 289 $280,330
Aug. 24, 2015 Anthony Vidmer $83,838 $1,500 390 $526,500
May 12, 2014 Sean Winter $84,000 $1,500 218 $300,000
Sept. 9, 2013 Harvey Vandeven $76,985 $1,500 255 $344,250

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, the brand now operates two of the most successful poker rooms in the state of Florida, run by 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 hosts 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 jackpots and daily high hands. Monthly information about promotions can always be found on the official website.

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 on bestbetLIVE’s Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live, channels. The sophisticated RFID technology results in a high-quality production that makes following the game easy and enjoyable. The livestreams have become so popular that clips have been used for training videos by industry professionals like Bart Hanson from Crush Live Poker.

Make sure to check out bestbetLIVE on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live, or you can follow the property for news and updates on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For more information about the upcoming CPPT stop at bestbet Jacksonville, visit the tour homepage at

Poker fans should also make sure to check out the new bestbet cardroom and sports bar in St. Augustine, Florida which opened in late August. The 40,673-square foot facility will boast 49 gaming tables, a sports bar, a sushi bar, tableside service, simulcast wagering, and more than 70 flat-screen TVs. In addition to poker, bestbet will also offer One Card Poker, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow, DJ Wild Stud Poker, I LUV Suits, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.