Some of the benefits of being a member is that if you finish in the top eight in the weekly game, you qualify for a spot in the Monthly Tournament and top finishers qualify for the Quarterly Tournament. If you are late and yet able to play, you will be docked chips.
Detour 19 has a full service bar and restaurant with a nice menu selection of appetizers, burgers, pizzas, salads, sandwiches, soups, and specials. If you would like to play here are two great ways to play. You also can qualify for a trip to the National Tournament in Las Vegas and even possibly a spot on TV. Free wifi is available. Their phone number is 763-479-2821. You do not have to worry about losing your hard earned money and these games are perfectly legal in the State of Minnesota. The World Poker Tour (WPT) currently has amateur leagues at two venues in the Twin Cities area. If you cannot make the 5:00 game do not worry you can come to the 8:00 game. It costs no money to play in these games and if you win the game, instead of winning money, you win prizes. There are on average nine tables being played at one time until the final six has been reached and then the game goes to the final table.
Robert’s Restaurant offers a wide selection of beverages and a menu that has a large variety of choices that range from wings, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, starters, salads, and entrees.
The Loretto games are played on Sunday nights and game times are at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
WPT Amateur League
Thanks to TV and the internet Texas Hold ‘Em Poker has grown exponentially in recent years with little sign of slowing down. Should you play these games you get to join the WPT Amateur League where you earn points and you can see where you rank against other players worldwide. Becoming a member of the WPT Amateur League is free of charge. The games are held at Detour 19 Pizza Pub & Grill which is located at 300 Medina Street North in Loretto. The food is excellent and you will always get a warm greeting from Jay the bartender at Detour 19. Both games are sanctioned and played under the rules of the WPT. Poker is a great hobby to pick up and you will make new friends. Both the Medina and Loretto games are run by Tracey Biegert. The games are played weekly and are held in Medina and Loretto. There are tournaments in virtually every state in the USA and other countries. On average there are four tables for each game. The pizzas at Detour 19 are home made unlike many bars in the area which use frozen pizzas.
Medina Entertainment Center
Detour 19 Pizza Pub & Grill
If you are bringing someone with you and they cannot or do not want to play, there are plenty of other activities for them to do. Monthly and Quarterly Tournaments are held at 5:00 on their designated dates. While playing at the Medina Entertainment Center you can get food and drinks at Robert’s Restaurant and Bar while playing. These games are often crowded and getting there early is important. The Twin Cities has games going on too. Their phone number is 763-479-2821.The games are held at 7:00 pm, 7:05 pm, and 8:00 pm. There is also a bowling alley and live entertainment to help you pass your time if you are not fortunate enough to make it to the final table. If your dream is to be a top Poker player this is how you can start your journey down that path. You have to drive a little ways but it is well worth the trip to these venues. There is a friendly atmosphere and many of the players will help you learn the game.
The Medina games are held at the Medina Entertainment Center which is located at 500 Highway 55 just outside of Plymouth.
Texas Hold ‘Em is a popular form of Poker