Jun 2, 2015 |

Maria Ho Leaves HPT to Join Poker Night: The Tour

After two years as serving as co-host and commentator for the Heartland Poker Tour, Maria Ho is moving on to a new challenge. The 31-year-old, who has twice been the last female player in the WSOP Main Event, first announced her departure from the HPT on Twitter early Monday morning. After two years as co-host/commentator […]

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May 16, 2015 |

WSOP Players To Watch: The Circuit All Stars

The 2015 World Series of Poker is fast approaching and the convention space at the Rio will be filled players looking to make their mark on poker history. Circuit grinders have found recent success at the WSOP level. Ryan Riess built his bankroll with a big WSOP Circuit score and went on to win the WSOP Main […]

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May 15, 2015 |

Reginald Shawn Roberts Leads Season XI HPT Player of the Year

Reginald Shawn Roberts made his third final table of Season XI of the Heartland Poker Tour and took over the top spot in in this season’s HPT Player of the Year Standings. Roberts has a 100-point cushion over Stephen Foutty as the tour takes a hiatus during the World Series of Poker months. Roberts’ amazing […]

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May 11, 2015 |

Nick Pupillo Wins HPT Ameristar East Chicago for $120,537

Nick Pupillo navigated through a field of 366 entrants in the Heartland Poker Tour Ameristar East Chicago Main Event to earn his first HPT title and $120,537. “I was almost out late in Day 2 when I ran jacks into aces,” Pupillo said. “I drew perfect for a straight and was back in it. I’m […]

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Mar 23, 2015 |

Frank Patti Wins HPT Ameristar Kansas City Main Event, $103,326

Frank Patti entered the final table of the Heartland Poker Tour Ameristar Kansas City Main Event Final Table as the chip leader, won a tournament-changing pot against Daniel Lowery which gave him an insurmountable chip lead and won his first HPT title for $103,326. “I just played my normal game and fortunately ran really good,” Patti said. “I […]

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Mar 18, 2015 |

Heartland Poker Tour Partners with DoubleDown Interactive

The Heartland Poker Tour has teamed up with DoubleDown Casino and they’ve entered into a sponsorship agreement that will see the popular free-to-play social casino integrated into many elements of the HPT’s broadcast and presentation. DoubleDown Interactive, which reaches more than 4.5 million users each month, offers casino table games (including blackjack and roulette) as […]

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Feb 24, 2015 |

Jose Montes Wins HPT Golden Gates Main Event for $240,523

Jose Montes won his first Heartland Poker Tour title after a five-hour heads up duel with Joe Serock at the Golden Gates Main Event. Montes beat out the second-largest HPT field in history and won $240,523. “It’s overwhelming, I’m blessed,” Montes said. “This means so much for my family – I’m close to tears.” Montes […]

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Jan 27, 2015 |

Nick Shkolnik Wins HPT Thunder Valley Main Event

Nick Shkolnik matched his career earnings with his win at the Heartland Poker Tour’s Thunder Valley Main Event outside Sacramento. Shkolnik notched four of the final table’s eight eliminations en route to earning $159,599. “I was telling my friends I was going to win this and they didn’t believe me,” Shkolnik said. “It means a lot […]

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Dec 16, 2014 |

Gifts Galore: acePLAYpoker Celebrating 12 Days of Christmas

As Christmas approaches you’ll be crossing names of your shopping list. The nieces, the nephews and the significant others all have some presents under the tree but what about you? Well free-to-play online poker site acePLAYpoker.com has something for you: the 12 Days of Christmas Tournament. Prizes for this series of events include a Samsung […]

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Dec 16, 2014 |

Michael Puccio Wins HPT Ameristar East Chicago for $164,249

Michael Puccio entered a $150 Seniors Event a little over a week ago, he took it down and parlayed his winnings into a qualifier for the Heartland Poker Tour Ameristar East Chicago Main Event. The lawn maintenance contractor to Chicago’s exclusive North Side won the qualifier and played his way into $164,249 and an HPT […]

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Dec 9, 2014 |

Matt Alexander Wins HPT Prairie Meadows Main Event for $69,043

Matt Alexander won his second  Heartland Poker Tour title at the Prairie Meadows Casino & Racetrack for $69,043 after a back-and-forth heads-up match with Kou Vang. “I feel great coming out on top, I play so many of these tournaments to win so it’s nice to get a first place,” Alexander said. “I’ve won two tournaments […]

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