No poker player hailing from Minnesota won a bracelet in the last decade when the 2015 World Series Poker was inaugurated.
Buy the time the series ended the trend was shattered and two bracelets and almost a million dollars were won by the native players. The Land of 10,000 Lakes, in a breakout series had won $1.5 million in prize money in the final tables running into double digits and the associated bracelets.
With iNinja Poker league providing an extra 45 seats this year to WSOP events it is going to be even grander in the inaugural season. The league of iNinja Poker began at Canterbury Park, Shakopee, Minnesota last August. There were three leagues that one can choose from that were holding three different price points as well as seats. It also had six main event seats and the event became a success in the opening season. The very first iNinja Poker Main Event hosted by iNinja had a $100,000 guarantee with a $675 buy-in. It brought a total of 316 registrations which the organizers hope to increase when the next event with a $100, 000 guarantees starts from July 16 at Canterbury Park.
Poker league ideas are not new to the poker world and so are the satellites to the WSOP, hence the association of the two in a huge scale in the first year, particularly a new league in its first is unparalleled.
Issac Tucker, the iNinja Poker President and CEO commenting on the success said that he had elaborate plans regarding the leagues and tour, but never imagined that it would kick off so soon. Playing and winning on a regular basis is loved by people and especially when they are playing with friends. He said that he had spent six months on the things that they would provide to the players and fit everything into a planned way.