Don't be a donkey, come out of the summer heat and STEP INTO SOME COOL CA$H with The Poker Pub! The Poker Pub will be giving away CA$H nightly at select locations (min 28 players per round).

 

Turtleheads Raw Bar- $50 to the winner of the second round

J-Town- $25 to the winner of the second round

Jukebox (Sundays 8:30pm) $25 to the winner

Bring your friends and cash in! Starting June 19th, you can qualify for a seat into The Heartland Poker Tour Main Event and a 1 night stay at Downstream Casino. Every new player along with anyone who brings in a new player will qualify. For each additional player brough in, you will receive $100 extra in chips per player brought in.

The top 32 players of each qualifier will advance to the finals where the winner will receive a seat into The Heartland Poker Tour Main Event and a 1 night stay at Downstream Casino. Qualifiers and Final tournament schedule to be announced at a later date.

CONGRATULATIONS to all who played in The Poker Pub 2009 National Tournament of Champions! Three players decided to take the cash option and chop the $5000.00 prize pool. They each received $1600.00 and tipped the Sahara dealers an extra $200.00 for their efforts!

We would like to thank the Sahara Hotel & Casino Poker Room for hosting this special event! Special thanks to Gary, Jeff and ALL the dealers for making sure that ALL of our players had a great experience at the National TOC!
The FINAL TABLE was dominated by players from Arizona! (The first player eliminated was also from AZ!)

The Poker Pub 2009 National TOC Final Table:

1st Rebecca Sarantakis (St. Louis, MO) Rebecca had the chip lead when they agreed to chop the prize pool.
2nd Richard Leonard (Tucson, AZ)
3rd Bryan Mazon (Tucson, AZ)
4th David Orser (Green Valley, AZ) Money Bubble.
5th Dustin Eiserman (Tucson, AZ)
6th Richard Yochem (W. Phoenix, AZ)
7th Chuck Fredericks (W. Phoenix, AZ)
8th Christina Holliday (Joplin, MO)
9th DeAngelo Brooks (Kansas City, KS)
10th Darrin Downing (Springfield, MO)

We would like to congratulate everyone that qualified and participated in this years National TOC! We hope to see you all again next year! Until then... GOOD LUCK and May all your cards be live!

Starting May 31st @ 6 & 9pm Jukebox will begin playing Sundays on the deck. On opening Sunday we will be giving the winner of the second round $50 ( min 21 players). Please come out and enjoy GREAT DRINK SPECIALS, GREAT FRIENDS, AND GREAT FUN!!!

WED MAY 20TH AT TURTLEHEADS YOU CAN WIN $100 CASH THE SECOND ROUND!! Come out to Turtleheads and show off your poker skills and take down the second round prize of $100 CASH!!! There is a min of 32 players per round.

We are currently taking applications for Tournament Host positions in our Joplin region. Please email your resume to thepokerpub@aol.com. Come join our team and have a BLAST while you work!!

PLEASE NOTE: the following changes at Game Time Bar and Grill. The Monday sessions will now start at 7 and 9:30pm. The new schedule for Game Time Bar and Grill is effective as of April 13th. Join us at Game Time for your chance to win $40 weekly!

Missouri, the "Show Me State," will be the site of an upcoming big poker event, the First Annual Missouri State Championship Poker event, scheduled for April 2010. Qualifiers will begin in June 2009.
This event will give poker players in Southwest Missouri a new opportunity to "Take on the State." The winner of the Missouri State Championship will receive a poker jersey, bracelet, and a seat in The Poker Pub National tournament along with bragging rights for the entire year for being the "best player in Missouri."

Here is how it works:

Players who win any session will receive a invitation card. We will have a qualifier every quarter for the winners. Each card a player gets will continue to be worth $100 chips in the qualifier event and the qualifier will continue to have 2 sessions. The change in structure will be a shotgun format with the winner of each table advancing on to the final tournament. The first invitation card will get a player into the qualifier. If they qualify more than once, the additional cards will be worth $500 chips. The Missouri State Championship tournament will be held the same way the TOC is currently run with 2 sessions playing down to the final 4.
Finals tournament (time, date & location TBA) where the WINNER will be crowned The Missouri State Champion!
GOOD LUCK to you all! Come out NIGHTLY, earn your qualifying cards to this special event and take your shot at a chance to have the Missouri State Championship.
The Poker Pub of SWMO reserves the right to alter or cancel promotions at any time.

CONGRATULATIONS to Fred WOO (known to most as Fred Johnson from Springfield) the WINNER of The Border War $3000.00 Freeroll! Fred played his way through 135 players on his way to the win!
Fred is now the reigning champion of The Border War and has earned his bragging rights and $1000, the question of which region is the best has been answered! The FINAL TABLE consisted of players from all 3 of the regions! The smack talking was fierce during the tournament and we witnessed some amazing poker being played throughout the day! Fred WOO refused to chop as he kept yelling "it's not about the money, it's all about my victory". True to his word Mr. Woo went heads up with Dean Mitchell from Springfield and made short work of the heads up affair.

We would like to congratulate ALL of the players that qualified and participated in this event! We would also like to thank Downstream Casino Resort for hosting this event and ALL of our venues for hosting our games! We would especially like to thank all of our loyal players for continuing to support our venues while helping make The Poker Pub the premiere free poker league in the nation!

PLEASE NOTE: Starting on Monday, March 2 we will be implementing our new policy on early arrivals and late entrants into our tournaments.

We would like to reward our regular customers and loyal supporters of our venues! If you arrive at the venue *1 hour prior to the start of the first session you will receive **1000 extra starting chips! If you arrive at least *30 minutes prior the start of the first session you will receive **500 extra starting chips!

For late arrivals the deductions will be as follows: There will be a 10 minute grace period after the start of the tournament = no deduction in chips.
If you arrive between 11 minutes after the start of the tournament and the first blind raise, you will be deducted 2 small blinds and 2 big blinds = 150
If you arrive after the first blind raise you will be deducted 500 in chips. No player will be allowed into the tournament after the second blind raise.

We hope that this addresses some of the concern that our players have expressed. As always, our main goal is customer satisfaction! We would like to thank all of our venues for hosting our games and all of our loyal players for continuing to support these venues while helping make The Poker Pub the premiere free poker league in the nation!

*You must register with the Tournament Director upon arrival.
**Extra chips are for regular sessions only and do not include special tournaments.
The Poker Pub of SWMO reserves the right to alter or cancel promotions at any time.

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