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Record Turn-out in Iowa for HPT Poker Tournament

Monday, March 19, 2007
Tama, IOWA – At its first appearance in Iowa March 14 – 18 at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino/Hotel, the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) tournament attracted a record field of nearly 800 entries.Jason Fisth wins the championship at the Heartland Poker Tour held in Iowa.
Jason Fisth wins the championship at the Heartland Poker Tour held in Iowa.
  The final Championship event saw 206 players competing for $297,804 in prize money, another HPT record.

The Championship event was won by Jason Fish, of Cedar Rapids. For his victory, Fish collected $82,545, another new HPT 1st Place record, and a seat in the HPT Tournament of Champions at the end of the year. “This has got to be one of life’s peak experiences!” exclaimed the winner.

The final table, played Sunday, March 18, was filmed for TV, will be shown this fall season. The Heartland Poker Tour is one of the top three televised poker productions in the country.

HPT Producer Todd Anderson gave much credit to its first-time host, the Meskwaki Casino/Hotel. “All the participants, the friends and family members were delighted with the luxurious hotel and casino, Anderson said. In addition to craps and roulette in the casino, “they really liked the new poker room with its many large flat screens on which everyone could watch the NCAA college basketball tournament competition.”

The Heartland Poker Tour now travels to the Majestic Star Casino, in Gary, Indiana, where attendance and prize money are expected eclipse even the new Iowa records. Players are encouraged to get in the event early as it “will assuredly sell-out,” says Anderson.

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
1504 305th Street
Tama, IA 52339
Toll Free Phone: (800) 728-GAME
Website: www.meskwaki.com
Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel has reel and video slots in a variety of denominations from pennies to $100. The property also has table games such as Blackjack, Spanish 21, Texas Hold'em Bonus, 3 Card Poker, Fortune Pai Gow, Mini Baccarat, Roulette "Let it Ride",Roulette, Live Poker, and Live Craps.
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