Like a supernova, the iNinja Poker Tour burned brightly for its brief lifespan. A favorite among Minnesota and Mid-west poker enthusiasts the tour awarded over $2 million in prize monies before shutting its doors.
In this post, we dive into the brand’s origin story, how lack of business savvy forced it to shut down, and have the scoop on the brand’s upcoming resurrection, with what players can expect from new ownership.
Chris “Fox” Wallace has just started running his own poker tour, Next Level Poker, after being a successful tournament poker pro for many years. In this post, he shares some of the interesting lessons he learned from having staged his tour’s first event.
Definitely a worthwhile read for people who want to have a deeper understanding of the effort and resources it takes to pull off what we all take for granted as players.
There’s a tremendous amount of overhead associated with producing a well-run poker tournament series. WSOP bracelet winner Chris ‘Fox’ Wallace believe that he’s found ways to cut the costs while not sacrificing on the quality of the event.
He founded Next Level Poker with the goal of implementing these ideas, producing great poker tournaments at a low cost, and passing these savings on to the players and the hosting casinos.