Historical Grand Opening of the First Branded Heartland Poker Room

Heartland Poker Tour makes history this month as the largest poker room in Detroit becomes the first ever branded “Heartland Poker Tour Room at Greektown Casino”. The HPT poker room at Greektown Casino is located in historic Greektown, downtown Detroit’s vibrant dining and entertainment district. The HPT poker action is hot with $80 Texas No-Limit Hold’em poker satellites underway.

Heartland Poker Tour GreektownMark your calendar for Saturday, May 31st as the first Heartland Poker Tour stop in Detroit, Michigan at the historic Greektown Casino. There are daily HPT Main Event Qualifier Texas No-Limit Hold’em tournaments for $340 and daily $80 satellites. Heartland Poker Tour provides poker players the best opportunity to win a seat into the main event for a discount price hence the HPT slogan “Real People, Unreal Money.” Players can also buy-in directly to the main event for $1650.

Below is the upcoming schedule for Heartland Poker Tour satellites, qualifiers and televised main event.

Satellite Tournaments: May 5 – June 6, 2008
Qualifier Tournaments: May 31 – June 6, 2008
Main Event: June 6 – June 8, 2008
Final Table: June 8, 2008

The new “Heartland Poker Room at Greektown” is filled with Texas No-Limit Hold ‘em Poker and other poker games, all of which provide players with a Cheer’s-like atmosphere-including food, a sports ticker and ten large televisions. The HPT poker room at Greektown Casino has 20 poker tables and a professional staff.

Greg Lang, Heartland Poker Tour’s Co-Founder, stated, “We are proud to partner with Greektown Casino and make history opening the first official HPT branded poker room together. Greektown Casino is a perfect fit for us because we share the same commitment: to provide the best poker experience possible to our players. Poker Room Manager Ed White’s experience is a huge asset.”

Along with the poker announcement, Greektown Casino is proud to share their continue commitment to the Detroit community over the past year. Greektown is adding a world class hotel for their guest, have opened the first official “Heartland Poker Tour” Poker Room and gave back to the community through a wildly successful poker charity event that raised $18,000 for Share A Smile.

The HPT Poker Room at Greektown Casino, located in downtown Detroit, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. The Heartland Poker Tour is shown on Comcast Detroit on Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. with additional viewing throughout the week (check your local TV guide). For more information on the HPT Room at Greektown Casino’s schedule or hotel rooms, contact the poker room at 1-888-771-4386 or visit www.greektowncasino.com/Gaming/PokerRoom/

The Heartland Poker Tour kicked off the fourth season in February 2008 and is seen in over 74 million homes nationwide. The HPT has held 38 televised main events in 11 different states. Over 15,000 poker players will complete in the Heartland Poker Tour in 2008.

Founded by Todd Anderson and Greg Lang in 2005, Heartland Poker Tour is built on a grass roots strategy, “Real People, Unreal Money”. HPT provides poker enthusiasts a televised Texas No Limit Hold’em poker tour with affordable buy-ins. HPT owns and operates the Heartland Poker League where poker players can build their skills through local weekly tournaments. HPT is currently in Season IV and is viewed in over 74 million homes throughout the United States. For more information and a complete schedule of upcoming events, visit www.HeartlandPokerTour.com.

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