Whereas the majority of stops remain in the Midwest, the Mid-States Poker Tour has crept into other states such as Colorado, South Dakota, and Nevada; however, this tour remains among the premier poker tournaments in the Midwest. At each location, the MSPT offers a number of satellite tournaments with various low-level buy-ins which give local amateurs a chance to participate in a big event when it comes to town. There are also various super satellites, turbo satellites, and other qualifiers at each stop, in addition to bounty and PLO tournaments at select locations. Satellites are single- and multi-table with various buy-ins and guaranteed seats.
We recently sat down with Brenda, who hosts 32 games per week in 10 separate venues around Denver, to find out how she turned her poker passion into one of the most successful leagues in the WPT APL. After starting as a player in February , I quickly became interested in becoming a provider. The opportunity to go to Vegas for the World Poker Tour Amateur Championship is also a great differentiator, and is very appealing to our members. Are there any tips or tricks that you think helped make your league so successful? I think the biggest tip to making my league successful is the hand-on interaction with my venues and my members. We have a fun, inviting, family like league where members really care about each other and support each other. What advice would you give to other potential league providers around the country?
Behind One of WPT Amateur Poker League's Most Successful Regions
By this summer, when he received his first e-mail death threat, plenty of people were looking for Matt Sowash. Investors, most of them poker players, had handed Sowash tens of thousands of dollars — their entire savings, in some cases — to buy into the game, believing that they'd all become millionaires. But now the Wheat Ridge company's pot was empty, and there wasn't enough cash to pay employees or give away prizes at the free poker games that APT sponsored at local bars. Sowash's investors realized they'd been bluffed.
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