News and events from the Illinois region.
On Thursday June 3rd all the qualifiers from Illinois gathered at Maddie's Pub & Grub in Johnston City to see who the very first Illinois champion would be. After the dust settled the winner was Josh Dean. Josh will join 24 other players on July 1st from around the country to via to become the Destination Las Vegas WSOP 2010 National Champion and win a seat into this years 2010 World Series of Poker Main event. Congratulations Josh and good luck!
Finally Chicagoans have establishments in their area to participate in FPN's Poker Pro promotion! Big thanks goes out to David, a league organizer from Chicago area who has brought aboard several new locations in Oak Forest and Tinley Park. Thanks again Dave, the players appreciate you for bringing the league to Chicago. The Illinois State Championship will be very interesting!
We sure hope Illinois is ready for the best free poker league in the country because the day has finally come! That's right, thanks to the help of our part-time rep Mike Craft, FPN has finally hit Illinois, and we're ready to show the state what we've got!
Paving the way for the other thousands of bars in the state, Maddie's Pub and Grub in Johnston City will start an 8-week session of our current World Series of Poker promotion this Thursday, April 8th at 7 pm. We know there will be loads of drinkers there checking it out -- drinkers who just happen to like to play poker! If that's you, be sure to send a warm welcome their way before the action starts! The players at Maddie's, along with the rest of us, will be playing for a trip to Las Vegas where 21 winners will shoot it out in our National Championship for the grand prize $10,000 Main Event buy-in to the World Series of Poker (not to mention the other 20 preliminary WSOP event buy-ins we'll be giving away). So come out and play -- this just might be your chance to hit it big in Las Vegas at the WSOP!