Michael Ackermann from Lake City, MN Wins $10,000 CASH

Congrats to Michael Ackermann from Lake City, MN won $10,000 in the CASH KING promotion! He qualified for the national final by scratching off 4-of-a-kind on a Scratch Poker card. Weekly winners in the league get a chance to play the Scratch Card when winning any regular season poker tournament for a chance to win instant CASH and QUALIFY for Nationals!

The great state of Minnesota is the largest region in the league!

Bonnie Heidecker Wins Feb Perfect Attendance

Bonnie Heidecker from Rich's Bar in Annandale, MN has been drawn for the February perfect attendance drawing.  Just by showing up all four weeks at Rich's Bonnie was automatically entered and won 100 scratch poker cards.  She will have 100 opportunities to win $1,000.  Good luck Bonnie!

Dave Flachmeyer Scores with 4 Aces

dave flaschmeyer 160wDave Flachmeyer from the Hutchinson Elks lodge night came up aces recently.  Dave won a gamecard and scratched off four aces in seven attempts qualifying himself for the 100 WSOP National Championship at the end of June.  Way to go Dave!

Matt Wolff's Lucky Streak Continues

matt w straight-flush-160wIn case you missed it over the weekend on our facebook page, Matt Wolff from Willmar, MN lucky streak continued.  At his regional he received a scratch card and proceeded to scratch off a straight flush.  This qualifies Matt for the National Championship and is the third time he won this way.  Last promotion Matt was the first person ever to scratch off a Royal Flush with an A-10 of hearts.  This past weekend he almost did it again, Matt had the A, Q, J, 10, 9, and 8 of hearts missing out on another royal flush by not finding the king.  However, the Q-8 was good enough to earn him $200 and a spot in the National Championship in Las Vegas this summer.  A couple years ago Matt was also lucky enough to find four of a kind to qualify him as well for a National Championship. 

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MN State Date Set

The Minnesota State Championship date has been set for Saturday, April 27th.  The championship will be at Running Aces in Columbus, MN.  The tournament will start at noon with registration beginning at 11am.  Keep in mind that the state of Minnesota changed their laws up a bit and we no longer have to reset the tournament.  It will play from the start to the end all in the same room.

John Rottman Finds Winning Gamecard

john rottman 160wJohn Rottman from Maple Grove, MN found the first direct to Nationals winning gamecard.  John received his winning gamecard at the Blue Fox Bar in Arden Hills, MN.  There are a handful that were sent out at the beginning of the promotion.  Each gamecard has a code on it and select few have special code that will qualify the person that enters it directly into the National finals this summer.  Way to go John and make sure you use your gamecards as you could be as lucky as John and qualify directly for the National Championship.

Minnesota Tradition Continues

  • OVer ninety (90) WSOP buy-ins including five (6) $10,000 Main Event seats have been awarded to Minnesota players!
  • Over $338,865 and counting..seats, air/hotel packages, and other bonus prizes have been awarded to Minnesota players since 2005!! This does NOT include prizes given away at nightly events, regional events, and other miscellaneous prizes. This is major prizes only!!!

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