Just a quick post about 2 big poker tournaments in Michigan:

Mid-States Poker Tour at Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan
The Mid-States Poker Tour will be at Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek August 17th – 25th with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.  The first MSPT event in Michigan had a $1100 buy in and paid out  $73,456 for first place.

Michigan Poker Classic at Souring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, Michigan
The Michigan Poker Classic ran last year with the absence of the Heartland Poker Tour.  This years main event runs September 20th – 22nd  I cannot locate the information on payouts from last year.  The entry fee is $1500 for this years event with $60/$90 sit-n-go satellites into $300 multi-table qualifiers already started.

I heard that the Heartland Poker Tour was going to have a second event later this year but I do not see anything on their website about it.  If it happens, I will let you all know!