Card Casino Expansion Features New Culinary Options, New Table Games, Fresh Look

Busy Card Room Expansion

Canterbury Park recently embarked on an ambitious project to remodel the Card Casino, bringing a fresh look, new table games and an exciting new culinary options. “We’re so thrilled to have the remodeling of the Card Casino complete,” said Michael Hochman, VP of casino operations. “I really think players are going to love the open […]

Brandon Welter: From Platinum Pass to $35,000 Cash

Brandon Welter Canterbury Park Poker Players Championship

Brandon Welter, a regular in the Canterbury Park poker room, works as an actuary. He puts his knowledge of statistics and probability to use when he navigates the action on the felt. Still, he probably didn’t want to calculate his odds of winning the PokerStars Players Championship, where he went up against some of the […]

Veterans Play Free in Upcoming Poker Tournament

2018 Veterans Tournament Canterbury Park

Bob Hoffman, a regular poker player at Canterbury Park, spent six years in the military. Did his time in the Army teach him anything about playing poker? Discipline? Courage? “Not a damn thing,” Hoffman said. Still, he can usually be found in the Canterbury Park poker room on Tuesdays, and he always plays in the […]

Poker Diaries Part 3: Fall Classic Preview and Predictions

John Alexander poker canterbury park fall poker classic 2018

By Michael Iverson The 2018 Fall Poker Classic is upon us. As we approach Event No. 1 (the always fun Tag-Team event), I would like to recognize some individuals in specific events you may come across on the felt that could cause you problems as you try to navigate the fields. Full Fall Poker Classic […]

Poker Diaries Part 2: The Hall of Fame Worthy Kou Vang

Kou Vang MSPT

By Michael Iverson The leaves are starting to turn and the temperatures are starting to drop. If you have lived in the Midwest long enough you know that summer is officially over. I often find myself in a trance when driving through the country watching the colors change from tree to tree. Poker can be […]

New and More Action Coming for the 2018 Fall Poker Classic

high roller final table

New. More. Those words can aptly describe the 2018 Fall Poker Classic (FPC), which fires up Oct. 5 at Canterbury Park. Organizers of the Midwest’s premier tournament series have crafted several changes for this year’s events. Many of the updates are a result of feedback from poker players, said Caris Norberg, Tournament Director at Canterbury […]

Canterbury Poker Dealer Wanted to Win MSPT Event ‘For the Home Team’

Tyree Johnson Canterbury dealer MSPT final table

Tyree Johnson took eighth place, winning $11,000. Tyree Johnson has been a poker dealer at Canterbury Park for more than three years. And when he made the final table at during the September 2018 Mid-States Poker Tour $1,100 buy-in event, Johnson had the support of his fellow dealers. “I was thinking, ‘Do it for the […]

Poker Diaries Part 1: John Reading

John_Reading Council Bluffs Iowa 2015

By Michael Iverson Michael Iverson is a recreational poker player who primarily plays 8/16 and 20/40 Hold’em along with multi-table tournaments at Canterbury Park. He is a contract manager in the legal department at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Michael lives in Stewartville, Minn., with his wife, Andrea and three children Gavin (9), Mackenzie (8) and […]

Drew Lee: From the Radio Booth to the Poker Tables

Drew Lee Poker Canterbury

Interviewing people on the radio for Twin Cities News Talk has its advantages at the poker table. So says Drew Lee, co-host of “Justice and Drew,” the morning show on KTLK. “You have to get good at extracting information,” Lee said in the Card Casino at Canterbury Park on July 11, a few minutes before […]