Modern poker players really only achieve recognition when they earn a bracelet or get television time, but Minnesota has changed this by announcing that they’ll create their very own poker hall of fame.
The Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino released a statement saying that the hall of fame will be to honor Minnesota-related poker players who have had an effect on the game.
October 4 will be the date that the Shakopee gaming facility holds their very first induction ceremony. While no official inductees have been announced, it wouldn’t be surprising if Matthew Alexander, the leader in tournament winnings within the state, made the list.
A state bill passed in 2012, which loosened restrictions on the game, probably had some influence on the decision to create this honor. Great players like Lyle Berman, Everett Carlton and Jim Meehan are also likely considerations for the first round of inductions.