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Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville Main Event Underway

The Nine-Event Series Runs Aug. 10-21, With A $300,000 Guaranteed $1,700 Mystery Bounty Main Event From Aug. 17-21


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 runs from Aug. 10-21. This will be the tenth CPPT festival held at the North Florida poker hotspot.

While past CPPT bestbet festivals 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.

The Mystery Bounty main event sports three starting flights, each beginning at noon on Aug. 17-19. Players will start with 30,0000 in chips as they battle to make it to day 2, which will be livestreamed on bestbetLIVE, the card room’s popular YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook Live channel that hosts tournament and cash game action. The stream will document all the excitement as players secure and open their mystery bounties.

2022 CPPT bestbet Jacksonville champion TK MilesThe 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).

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 tournament.

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

Check out the list of Miles and the eight 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
Nov. 14, 2022 TK Miles $121,480 $3,000 224 $604,800
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

The full schedule of events can be found in Card Player’s tournament database, and also by clicking on the image below:

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 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 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. 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 YouTube, Twitch, 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 bestbet cardroom and sports bar in St. Augustine, Florida which opened last 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.