The Heartland Poker Tour
The Heartland Poker Tour was established in 2005 by two long-time friends, Todd Anderson and Greg Lang. These two producers worked together to create a regional poker tournament series with a strong television presence. Heartland Poker Tour events have been viewed on television in over 50 million households across the country, with more viewers tuning in for every event.
Anderson and Lang pride themselves on bringing a younger, more energetic voice to the poker community. They believe their new television show is "part drama, part reality television." The announcers are very colorful, and make sure that there is never a dull moment, even when the poker action is slow.
Andersan and Lang have clearly stated their three goals for the Heartland Poker Tour:
- To host well-organized, fair, and fun events that have reasonable buy-ins with large prize pools, so that all players can have a chance at winning a life changing score.
- To provide a quality experience for the casino which hosts the tournaments, and to build a strong relationship with the management of each casino the HPT visits.
- That viewers have a good time watching their television show, and enjoy the fun-filled, action-packed network.
Upcoming HPT Events
The Heartland Poker Tour has a number of upcoming events that are sure to be a hit among local amateurs and professionals. Some of these events include series at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas, the Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Oklahoma, the Shooting Star Casino in Minnesota, and the Golden Gates Casino in Colorado.
Previously completed tournament series have been hosted at the TurningStone Resort Casino, the Greektown Casino, the Island Resort and Casino, the Majestic Star Casinos, the Golden Gates Casino, the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, and the Grand Series at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
The Heartland Poker League
The Heartland Poker League is the very first National Poker League for poker players. Casinos that participate in this league host weekly tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $50-$100, and the tournament results are tracked at HeartlandPokerTour.com. Players who participate in the league earn player points and are eligible to win prizes.
Each season of the Heartland Poker League lasts fourteen weeks, and there are three seasons per year: winter, spring and fall. Visit their website today to discover more about this exciting league and the prizes offered.
How to Sign Up for HPT Events
If you wish to play in a Heartland Poker Tour event, the best way may be to visit the Heartland Poker Tour website and check out the Ride/Room Share section. Here you can find players who wish to share a ride to the tournament, or even split a hotel room at the casino. This makes it much easier to participate in HPT events.
The Heartland Poker Tour offers some of the best local poker tournament series around. Whether you are a beginner or experienced poker player, the HPT has an event for you.