NLOP crowns first poker champion

Aug 18, 2009 5:08 PM

Dean Settle of Hayden, Idaho recently won the inaugural Poker Players Championship at the Hard Rock hotel & casino in Las Vegas.

For his efforts, Settle, known on the Internet poker site as "heckfuzzizz," won $20,000 and other prizes.

Settle qualified by winning his seat playing for free at, the country’s fasted growing, free-to-play online poker site.

NLOP awards over $1 million a year in cash and prizes to its members. Registration is free and players receive points every day they log in to play.

Those points can be redeemed to enter free poker tournaments, which feature cash and other awards.

To register, click here.