Minnesota to Open Poker Hall of Fame
According to an announcement from Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino Minnesota is soon to be home to its own Poker Hall of Fame.
The officials said that they’re establishing it in order “to honour Minnesota poker players and those that have played a key role in the development of poker in the state.” The initial inductees to the hall will be unveiled this autumn and there will be an induction ceremony on Oct 4th at the Shakopee gaming facility.
The Director of Casino Operations at Canterbury Park, Michael Hochman, said, “The Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame will celebrate the success of local poker players and recognize those that have positively contributed to the betterment of the game.”
The hall is to be governed by a board consisting of industry professionals, poker players and poker media.
According to websites such as TheBestPokerPlayer.com, Minneapolis native Matthew Alexander is the biggest winner in poker tournaments held within Minnesota. He has cashed for a total of $246,000 in Minnesota and in 2009 he won the Great Minnesota Freeze Out for $58,000.
There are a number of other well-known players from the state including Lyle Berman, Jim Meehan, Mike Schneider and Everett Carlton.