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Poker Industry Happenings -- April 1, 2009

Recent Tournament Results and Promotions From Casinos Around the Nation


Get the scoop on the latest promotions and tournament results from casinos near you with's regular Poker Industry Happenings feature.


Ocean's Eleven CasinoOcean’s Eleven Casino

And then there was one. Rob Goldstein emerged victorious from the annual Rat Pack tournament at Ocean’s Eleven Casino last month, after 176 players registered for the event, creating a prize pool exceeding $50,000.

When it was all said and done, Goldstein took down the title and nearly $15,000.

The complete results:

1.    Rob Goldstein — $14,721
2.    Justin Lambert — $7,440
3.    David McAfee — $5,600
4.    Sam Muhlmeister — $4,580
5.    George Evans — $4,080
6.    David Demansk — $3,060
7.    Calvin Ma — $2,540
8.    Jen Ganera — $2,040
9.    Josh Mok — $1,520
10.    Patty Egan — $1,020
11.-17. Jason Moffatt, Clay Pollitt, Sally Harris, Joshua Horenstein, Arthur Hahn, Niranjan Regatte, Qua Dang ($620.00 each)


Canterbury Park

Who’s the best poker player in Minnesota? There’s only one way to find out.

Granted, a single tournament is hardly a fair sample size, but poker players will have a chance to compete against each other for ultimate bragging rights when the second annual Minnesota State Poker Championship takes place at Canterbury April 22-26.

The main event, held Sunday, April 26, will cost $1,620 but players looking to get in on a discount will have plenty of chances to do so. There will be qualifying heats on April 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m., and April 24 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.

There will be one-table satellites going throughout the week, with a $125 super satellite on Sunday, April 19 at 12 p.m.

For more information, call 1-866-MN-POKER.


Wildhorse Resort and Casino

There aren’t many tournament series like it.

Starting April 15 and concluding April 26, the annual Wildhorse Spring Poker Round-up will attract poker players near and far to Pendleton, Oregon.

Besides adding a healthy $75,000 to the prize pool, there will be 13 Alaskan cruises given away.

There are several events, ranging from $200-$500. All tournaments will have a fixed entry fee of just $15. Besides no-limit hold’em events, the poker room will also host limit events, shootout events, H.O.R.S.E. tournaments, Omaha eight-or-better tournaments, and even special ladies and seniors events.

For more information on the tournament series, contact Tournament Director Roland Waters at 541-966-1573.



over 12 years ago

minn., cali, and oregon... wow... thats a huge nation there....