Grand Canyon State residents are understandably proud of their casinos, which all operate on Native American Indian reservations. Although online poker is not regulated within the state, you can still prove your poker skills against regulars in more than 20 poker rooms. If you are a mid-stakes tournament grinder, you will be interested in Fort McDowell Casino’s tournament schedule, which is bursting with $100+ tournaments. Want to build your bankroll first? Savvy players love Tucson’s Casino Del Sol, which is famous its generous guarantee tournaments, where you can scoop a big win from a small buy-in. Success in these events is clearly a recipe for success. Arizona players are becoming very successful in major poker events — as shown by Arizona State University student Jake Balsiger securing third place in the 2012 World Series of Poker main event.