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Heartland Poker Tour Stop at Westgate Courts Controversy Over Alleged Buy-In Decision

The Heartland Poker Tour has a history as one of the most highly respected “mid-major” tournament circuits in the poker industry. It’s recent stop at the Westgate Las Vegas, however, has become mired in controversy over a decision regarding the buy-in for the tournament and the guarantee that was set. Making its first return to Las Vegas since 2014, the Heartland Poker Tour was looking to make a big mark on the tournament poker scene with their $ 1650 buy in Main Event. That tournament featured three Day Ones that looked to build a prize pool that would eclipse the $ 500,000 guaranteed prize pool that was put on the event. With those numbers in mind, 334 entries had to be registered for that guarantee to be met. The issues began late on Saturday afternoon at the Westgate. In a tweet from Jeremy Smith, the tournament director for the Heartland

Florida Gaming Officials Open Inquiry Into Hialeah Park Poker Tournament Controversy

After a great deal of outrage from many in the poker community regarding the conduct of the event, the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering has announced they are investigating the Hialeah Park Casino over a poker tournament it conducted in late August. According to Nick Sortal of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, gaming officials in Florida were willing to admit that they were looking into the situation but there wasn’t much more information beyond that. “The Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering is aware of the potential issue with a Hialeah Poker tournament and is gathering information,” the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation said in an email to Sortal. While Florida gaming officials haven’t announced what stage of the investigation is at or how soon an investigation will be forthcoming, the alleged location has already made its statement. Hialeah Park officials responded to Sortal with a statement that read “Hialeah Park Management