One of the South's Greatest Poker Series Returns to MGM Resorts International's Gulf Coast Resort

19 December 2018

BILOXI, Miss. – (Dec. 19, 2018) - Beau Rivage Resort & Casino presents the highly anticipated eighth annual Million Dollar Heater Jan. 3-16, 2019. The Million Dollar Heater is a poker players’ dream come true with $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools and 65 tables. The schedule starts with a $600,000 guaranteed event with an entry fee of $360, and the main event features a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool with an entry fee of $2,700.

There will be 15 tournament events with buy-ins from $200 up to $2,700. During the Million Dollar Heater, there will be daily No-Limit Hold’em tournaments for $135 and daily events with exciting game formats including 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em, Limit Omaha 8 or Better and Pot Limit Omaha. There will be $300 Mega Satellites Jan. 11-13, and $100 Super Satellites with $50 re-buys Jan. 6-12 at 7 p.m. with two main event seats guaranteed.

With 2,837 entries, the 2018 Million Dollar Heater (MDH) broke its own Mississippi state record for the highest number of entries in a single event. Beau Rivage Poker Room Manager Henry Garrison is excited about the growth the 2019 event presents. “The new format has been a big winner. The 2018 MDH Heads Up tournament sold out two days before the event, and we’re expanding this year to 128-player field as opposed to a 64-player field. This just makes perfect sense to all of the players we have spoken to about it,” Garrison said.

Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. Jan. 4 and is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Level times increase as the tournament advances. Play and stay with a special $69 weekday and $119 weekend room rates. Call 1.888.567.6667 for reservations.

For blind structures and other details, visit MDH 2019 Schedule of Events. Additional information, as well as tournament results will be available at For reservations, call 1-888-567-6667.



Already known as the crown jewel of the Gulf Coast, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino continues to raise the bar yet higher. Named one of the “South’s Best Resorts” by Southern Living, MGM Resorts International’s AAA Four Diamond beachfront resort features 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, nine restaurants, exciting nightlife and an 85,000-square-foot gaming area including Mississippi’s first sports book. The resort also offers live entertainment in its 1,550-seat theatre, an upscale shopping promenade, a world-class spa & salon and Fallen Oak, a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. For more information and reservations, call (888) 567-6667 or visit


CONTACT: Mary Cracchiolo Spain, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 228-386-7134,