News and events from the South Dakota region.

Two South Dakotans Take Home State Championship Titles


The race for the two state titles in our Destination Las Vegas South Dakota State Championship was on this past Sunday, May 16th as 65 qualifiers from around the state gathered for some hot and heavy Texas Hold’em tournament action at the Stadium in Madison, SD. It was a long run with the tournament starting at 1 pm and ending after 11:30 pm, but our two winners—Brian Kozak playing out of Sportsmen’s Rendezvous in Tyndall, and Troy Sattler playing out of the Decoy Bar in Webster—couldn’t have been happier with how things turned out.

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SD Fall Specacular Championship Review

At 11 am on Sunday, February 21, the South Dakota Poker League staff rolled into Starters Lanes in Redfield, S.D., only to find championship players already arriving and preparing themselves for a fun-filled action-packed day of poker tournament action. After two hours of set-up and registration the cards hit the air, and 68 excited qualifiers quickly put on their poker faces to begin the high-flying Fall Spectacular State Championship action. Sunglasses shielded the eyes of many a player, and spectators roamed the crowd as the players began studying their opponents and settling in for a long day of poker.

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South Dakota Desert Heat Championship

{sidebar id=8} On Saturday, September 19th, players from all over the state of South Dakota came together at Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse in Sioux Falls to see who th e next two South Dakota champions would be for the HPT Desert Heat promotion.  Cards were in the air a little after noon as 108 players started what would turn into over a 10 hour grind to crown th e next two Grand Prize winners. The anticipation was high as it took only 38 minutes to lose the first player. 


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Starters Lanes Hosts South Dakota Final

If you're one of the lucky 75 Dakota Poker League Players that qualified for the Fall Spectacular South Dakota Championship brought to you by the Free Poker Network and sponsoring South Dakota bars, you just might be on your way to win two of 25 World Series of Poker Circuit Event Grand Prizes. Held at Redfield’s Starters Lanes and Sport Bar, the Fall Spectacular South Dakota Championship action gets underway this Sunday, February 21 beginning at 1 pm.

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Doug Magee and 3 others big winners in Vegas

For the first time ever in Free Poker Network's history we had not one, but two players win a second grand prize package through the league.  The hottest player in the league right now is Doug Magee (pictured at right, Sportsmen's Rendezvous in Tyndall, SD) who now added a $1,500 package at the Party at the Palms National Championship at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas to his prize resume.  Doug joined Skip Wood (Moorhead, MN) as the first ever two-time champions.  Both Doug and Skip won a $3,500 cruise package in the Ship It promotion.  While on the ship Doug won the $10,000 Highroller package as well.  Doug has won more grand prizes/money then anyone in league history! 


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