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By Rich Handley

Mid-States Poker Tour, The Venetian Use RFID to Let Viewers Watch Poker Matches

Season nine of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) is expanding its summer offerings in conjunction with The Venetian Las Vegas to five events. Radio frequency identification technology will be used throughout the tour.

In 2014, the MSPT and The Venetian partnered for the MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event. The tournament has turned into an annual event that grew to 3,273 entries last year. This year, the event will take place on June 3-8 and will offer four starting flights. There will be a tournament on June 9-13, followed by three additional tournaments. The final tables from those events will be broadcast worldwide using RFID technology, allowing viewers to see the hole cards. The $1,100 MSPT Venetian Main Event will be live-reported on MSPT's live blog.

"The MSPT Venetian has grown into one of the biggest tournaments on the poker calendar," said Bryan Mileski, MSPT's president, in a prepared statement. "We're excited to expand on our partnership by offering five events this summer, and even more excited that, for the first time ever, we'll be live-streaming the final table action straight from The Venetian."

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