The Card Player Poker Tour will return to bestbet Jacksonville, the biggest poker facility in Florida, from October 27 to November 14 for a 16-event tournament series. This is the sixth time the CPPT has collaborated with the North Florida poker institution.
“This will be our largest Card Player Poker Tour event to date. It will contain the greatest buy-in ever for the main event, as well as a mystery bounty tournament and a massive opening event, according to Jesse Hollander, Executive Director of Poker Operations for bestbet. I anticipate this to be the largest CPPT event to date, and we are thrilled to bring the tour back to Jacksonville.
The buy-in for this year’s CPPT bestbet Jacksonville main event will be the largest ever, at $3,000. Prior to this, the most expensive entry fee was the $2,500 buy-in of 2021.
The series kicks off with a $400 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament that will run from October 27-30. There will be six starting flights to choose from, and the final table will be streamed on bestbetLIVE, the card room’s popular YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook Live platform that streams tournament and cash game action. This is the first of three major weekend events that will occur over the season. The second event will be a no-limit hold’em’mystery bounty’ tournament with a buy-in of $1,700 with bounty rewards ranging from $500 to $50,000 from November 3 to 6. Earlier this year, the venue hosted this red-hot new competition format, which was a resounding success.
“It went well and was a lot of fun,” Hollander added. “There was a lot of camaraderie among the participants, with everyone anxiously awaiting the envelope draw to see who would win the most money. The top award was $50,000. We live-streamed a feature and the final table of the second day of the mystery bounty tournament, and we were able to cut away and live-stream each player claiming their bounty award. It produced a festive, party-like environment. We can’t wait to do it again since we had a terrific time.”
This year, the final tables of the mystery bounty and $320 no-limit hold’em women events will be aired on bestbetLIVE, while the final tables of the launch event and main event will be broadcast on bestbetLIVE.
This year’s CPPT main event with a $3,000 buy-in will take place from November 11-14, the penultimate weekend of the festival. There are two available flights that depart at noon on Friday and Saturday. The players will begin with 40,000 chips and 60-minute blind levels.
2021 CPPT favorite Jacksonville winner Ben Scrogins The main event, like every other tournament in this series, will offer unlimited re-entries throughout the registration period. The registration period for the competition will continue until the beginning of level 9.
In June of 2021, the most recent CPPT bestbet Jacksonville main event took held. The event with a buy-in of $2,500 drew 339 participants, resulting in a prize pool of $759,360. Ben Scrogins, a 25-year-old local hero, was crowned champion after beating World Series of Poker bracelet winner and eight-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Kyle Cartwright in heads-up play to earn $158,915.
Following is a summary of information about Scrogins and the seven other CPPT bestbet Jacksonville main event winners who have been crowned since the tournament’s inception in 2013.
|Date||Champion||Top Prize||Buy-In||Entries||Prize Pool|
|Jun 28, 2021||Ben Scrogins||$158,915||$2,500||339||$759,360|
|May 13, 2019||Dylan Drazen||$62,613||$1,100||329||$319,130|
|April 30, 2018||Ben Diebold||$75,655||$1,100||373||$361,810|
|May 8, 2017||Jared Reinstein||$75,714||$1,100||378||$366,660|
|June 27, 2016||Zac Stites||$61,136||$1,100||289||$280,330|
|Aug. 24, 2015||Anthony Vidmer||$83,838||$1,500||390||$526,500|
|May 12, 2014||Sean Winter||$84,000||$1,500||218||$300,000|
|Sept. 9, 2013||Harvey Vandeven||$76,985||$1,500||255||$344,250|
With this buy-in being larger than any prior CPPT main events at the venue, Hollander emphasized that players would have enough opportunities to qualify through satellite for the main event and other prominent tournaments during the season.
“There will be an abundance of possibilities to win your way into the major tournaments,” Hollander said. “There are also package guarantee satellites where we are giving away packages to the opening event, the mystery bounty, and the CPPT main event, with each package including buy-ins worth $5,100. The satellite schedule is rather comprehensive.”
The 2022 CPPT bestbet Jacksonville series will also include a $360 bounty event, a $260 H.E.R.O.S. tournament (the new preferred order of the mixed-game standard previously known as H.O.R.S.E. ), a $500 pot-limit Omaha tournament, and a $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-max tournament.
Check out the full calendar of events for the series in Card Player’s tournament database, or in the table below.
|$400 No-Limit Hold’em*||Oct. 27||4||400|
|$360 No-Limit Hold’em $100 Bounty||Oct 30||1||$360|
|$200 No-Limit Hold’em||Oct 31||1||$200|
|$360 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack||Nov 1||1||$360|
|$260 H.E.R.O.S.||Nov 01||1||$260|
|$300 Big O 8/OB||Nov 02||1||$300|
|$260 No-Limit Hold’em||Nov 02||1||$260|
|$1,700 No-Limit Hold’em Mystery Bounty*||Nov 03||4||$1,700|
|$360 No-Limit Hold’em $100 Bounties||Nov 06||1||$360|
|$260 No-Limit Hold’em||Nov 07||1||$260|
|$360 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack||Nov 08||1||$360|
|$320 No-Limit Hold’em Ladies||Nov 09||1||$320|
|$500 Pot-Limit Omaha||Nov 09||1||$500|
|$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max||Nov 10||1||$1,000|
|$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em*||Nov 11||4||$3,000|
|$500 No-Limit Hold’em||Nov 13||1||$500|
Regarding bestbet Jacksonville
In 1934, Bestbet Jacksonville was founded under the name Jacksonville Greyhound Racing. Together with its sister site in Orange Park, the brand currently runs two of the most successful poker clubs in Florida, managed by Deborah Giardina, a Women in Poker Hall of Fame inductee.
In 2012, poker was added for the first time at the new Jacksonville site. Currently, there are 63 poker tables and 24 tables for other exciting games, like High Card Flush, Pai Gow, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Three Card Poker, One Card Poker, and DJ Wild.
In addition to significant event series such as the Card Player Poker Tour, the facility also offers daily no-limit hold’em and Omaha tournaments. The casino is renowned for its action-packed cash games, which include no-limit hold’em, Omaha, Big O, seven-card stud, and limit hold’em. There are usually many intriguing incentives available to players, like as jackpots and daily high hands. Promotional information is always available monthly on the official website.
Players seeking a snack between hands will not be disappointed with bestbet’s offerings. For a quick supper, the poker room cafeteria offers everything from sandwiches to salads available. Players may also dine at one of the finest sushi restaurants in Northeast Florida, where inventive daily specialties will please even the most discerning palates.
The Twitch,YouTube, and Facebook Live channels of bestbetLIVE live stream tournaments and cash games with a 15-minute delay every week. The advanced RFID technology results in a high-quality manufacturing that makes following the game easy and fun. The livestreams have grown so successful that industry pros like as Bart Hanson from Crush Live Poker have utilized excerpts for teaching films.
Check out bestbetLIVE on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live, or subscribe to the brand’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts for news and updates. Visit the tour’s webpage at www.CardPlayerPokerTour.com for more information on the next stop at bestbet Jacksonville.
Poker enthusiasts should also visit the newly established bestbet cardroom and sports bar in St. Augustine, Florida in late August. The 40,673-square-foot establishment will have 49 gaming tables, a sports bar, a sushi bar, tableside service, simulcast wagering, and over seventy flat-screen televisions. Bestbet will also include One Card Poker, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow, DJ Wild Stud Poker, I LUV Suits, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em in addition to poker.