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!

February and March Perfect Attendance Winners

steve rien160wSteven Rien from Annandale, MN was surprised on his regular league night on Wednesday with a brand new 40 inch HDTV.  Steven was drawn for the February perfect attendance which we kept quiet so we could surprise him at his bar Rich's in Annandale, MN.  The March perfect attendance winner was Randy Edison from the Side Street Saloon in Milnor, ND.  Randy has qualified for the Vegas or Bust National Championship on July 4th by just showing up to his regular poker nights.

Shooting Star to Host State Championship

The Minnesota State Championship for "Vegas or Bust" will be held at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, MN on Saturday, May 5th. For those of you who have already qualified, be sure to mention "Minnesota Poker League" or "Free Poker Network" when booking your room for the discounted $60 room block.

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Troy Menke Qualifies for Vegas or Bust

Troy Menke from Jackson, MN has qualified for the Vegas or Bust National Championship this summer all by showing up.  Troy was the lucky winner of the December perfect attendance drawing.  He played all four weeks at the Jackson golf club got rewarded by qualifying directly to the National Championship.  In January we are giving a way a new lap top for the perfect attendance winner.

Christy Christensen Bubbles, then Wins

christy c 160wChristy Christensen from Hutchinson, MN recently took second place to Bob Timberlake in the online Fall Regional Championship, just missing out on the full package to the National Championship.  He did win an i-pod shuffle for his effort, but that wasn't his goal, his goal was to see Vegas for the first time and compete in the National Championship.  In less than two weeks he was able to accomplish his goal.  Christy took down the first of the month tournament to get the full package which includes the airfare allowance, hotel stay, and his spot in the National Championship on July 4th.

Tim Casey Wins November Perfect Attendance

sony cameraTim Casey who plays out of the Taconite American Legion in Minnesota was drawn for the perfect attendance in November.  He played all five weeks the Legion held poker and qualified for the regionals in the month in November.  Tim won himself a new digital camera just in time for the holiday season.  Lucky for Tim, there were about two dozen people that were drawn before him who did not make it each week.  Make sure you make it every week to be included in the monthly drawings, up next for December is a qualification into the Vegas or Bust 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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