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!

Niles Short is Last Vegas or Bust Qualifier

niles-short 160wNiles Short just turned in a scratch poker winner with four jacks to make him the last qualifier for the Vegas or Bust National Championship field.  Niles scratched off the four of a kind at JC's Corral in Dilworth, MN this past Monday. 

Christy Christensen Wins a Second Monthly Tournament

christy c 160wBack on March 1st Christy Christensen from Hutchinson, MN won the FPN Online monthly tournament to win his way to the Vegas or Bust National Championship.  Three short months later on June 1st, Christy screen name "ChristyPoker" was able to outlast a little over 80 people again punching his ticket to the Golden Ticket National Championship this winter.  Christy almost went fishing on Friday, but decided to stay back to play the tournament and leave on Saturday.  By doing so he caught a free trip to Vegas, good job Christy!

More Vegas or Bust Qualifiers

Cannin Mecklenburg from Austin, MN and Diana Martin from the Touchdown Club in North Platte, NE have both qualified for the Vegas or Bust National Championship on Wednesday, July 4th via Super TOC's.  Both Cannin and Diana have also won $200 towards expenses which is the maximumallowed by law in the state of MN.  A Super TOC is any bar that runs more two or more league nights for the quarter at a standard level of sponsorship.

17 Winners in MN Heading to Vegas or Bust Championship

mn vegasorbust winners 160On Saturday May 5th 282 poker players from the state of MN convened at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, MN.  At stake were 16 spots in the Vegas or Bust National Championship.  The top eight would receive the full package of airfare allowance and hotel stay at Hooters Casino.  The day was filled with plenty of excitement as it only took less than five hands to have the first all-in and a call when John Magnuson from Fergus Falls lost half of his double stack when the flop brought set over set. 

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Two More Scratch Poker Winners

jacquelin-p 160wTwo more scratch poker winners were just turned in!  Jacquelin Pavek from Cannon Falls, MN hit a straight flush (2h, 3h, 4h, 5h, and 6h) to qualify for the Vegas or Bust National Championship on July 4th at the MGM and wins $200 cash.  Alex Aemisegger from Bismarck, ND hit four jacks to also qualify making him eligible for the National Championship. 

Don't forget that it is easier than ever to qualify now through the scratch poker game.  As of April 1st all it takes is two pair or better to be qualified for a chance to win.

Royal Flush = $1000 plus National Championship Seat
Straight Flush = $200 plus National Championship Seat
Four of a Kind = National Championship Seat
2 Pair or Better = Entry into a monthly drawing for National Championship Seat

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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