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What is Pub Poker all about?

WHAT IS PUB POKER?

Pub Poker is Victoria’s leading In Venue/Online poker event company. Pub Poker boasts a network of pubs, clubs & restaurants throughout Victoria, hosting weekly and bi-weekly Texas Hold’em Poker Tournaments. Pub Poker is free to play with fantastic prizes, providing both entertainment and competition. Play free poker – Melbourne and greater Victoria – and win for real!

WHERE CAN I PLAY PUB POKER?

Pub Poker runs free poker events all over Victoria, 7 days & nights a week.  You can play free poker – Melbourne & Victoria – every night!

To find a Venue to play free poker in Melbourne/Victoria, visit the Venue page at www.pubpoker.net.au to find your nearest venue.

WHY IS PUB POKER DIFFERENT FROM THE REST?

Pub Poker differentiates itself from the rest by providing a fully dealt poker game by professional, experienced dealers – unlike other free poker events. Players never need to worry about dealing! Our friendly and professional Pub Poker dealers are there to run the game and also assist inexperienced players.  Plus, Pub Poker offers a unique tournament  format that ensures lots of games and chances for everyone – giving participants an entire evening of fun and competition – not just until they receive that first “bad beat”.

Pub Poker also sets itself apart from the rest by providing direct paths into our quarterly Pub Poker  Grand Finals (see HOW DO I MAKE THE PUB POKER GRAND FINAL? below). Pub Poker players don’t need to go through multiple and complex qualification processes to compete for the Big Prizes – at least 3 players from every Pub Poker venue qualify for the Pub Poker Full Tilt Grand Final.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Pub Poker is FREE to play! Simply visit your venue of choice and register as a Pub Poker member to play. (Selected Pub Poker venues do offer an optional Cash Buy In, but participation can still be FREE).

WHAT DO I WIN?

Pub Poker offers lots of prizes! At the weekly venue events, players compete for Venue prizes, a Pub Poker trophy, and venue leaderboard points.

Pub Poker, along with 888PL and APL can now lay claim to having the most exciting quarterly event schedule on the pub and club poker scene.  Taking place four times a year, the State Championships series delivers players a taste of the high-end, main event experience right on their doorstep.  Not only that, players will be vying for the chance to take home not only cash but seats into our exclusive new Main Event.

Entry is strictly via qualification only in some states which means that everyone sitting down on the State Champs felt is truly deserving of their seat.  Both the APL and 888PL will be funneling players into the same State Championships each quarter.  Having both leagues contributing to one event gives us the best chance of delivering players the biggest possible prize pools.

In order to be eligible for this event, players will either qualify through a quarterly game scoreboard, or a quarterly regional scoreboard except for Victoria.  Any winner of a Special Event deemed eligible for qualification will also gain entry, as well as the top two from any regional final held within the qualification period. There will not be a minimum game qualification for participation in this event.

The State Championships prize pool will consist of The Main Event seats and cash – each of which is weighted depending on your State.

The key points of our State Championships that players will want to know are summarized below along with a table outlining the scoreboard qualification details in each State.

  • State Championships to be held quarterly in SA, QLD, TAS and NSW.
  • Both the APL and 888PL and Pub Poker will be funneling players into the same State Championships
  • Entry via qualification only except for Victoria
  • Top placers on the quarterly game scoreboard will qualify
  • Top placers on the quarterly regional scoreboard will qualify
  • Winners of eligible special event will qualify
  • Top 2 from any APL or 888PL Regional Final will qualify
  • State Championships prize pool will comprise cash and seats at The Main Event

Victorian State Championships are held monthly

There are several ways to qualify for the State Championships:

  • Win any in venue event in the previous calendar month
  • Place second at any in venue event of 40 players and over in the previous calendar month
  • Place third at any in venue event with 80 or more players in the previous calendar month
  • Play 8 or more games at any in venue poker tournaments ran by 888PL, APL or Pub Poker in the previous calendar month
  • Pay $100 on the day (which includes $25 addon/rebuy)

HOW DO I EARN PUB POKER VENUE POINTS?

Pub Poker Venue Points can be earned in 3 ways:

ATTENDANCE

Every player that attends a Pub Poker event earns 1 point.

POKER PERFORMANCE

Players earn points based on their poker performance. All players that qualify for the Final Table earn 2 points. The Top 8 players on the Final Table earn additional points, based on the following scale:

1st = 15 pts

2nd = 10 pts

3rd = 9 pts

4th = 8 pts

5th = 7 pts

6th = 6 pts

7th = 5 pts

8th = 4 pts

IN VENUE EXPENDITURE

Players can also earn points based on their In Venue expenditure. 1 point per drink (up to 8 drinks) and 2 points for a meal. An additional 10 points per event can be earned  to contribute to the player’s overall standing on the Venue Leaderboard.

Venue Leaderboards are updated weekly and available for viewing at www.pubpoker.net.au/venue or your Pub Poker venue.

I WANT TO PLAY, BUT DON’T KNOW HOW TO DEAL? I CAN’T PLAY POKER – CAN I STILL JOIN IN?

No need to worry! Every Pub Poker Event is fully dealt by professional, experienced dealers – unlike other free poker events. Players never need to worry about dealing! Our friendly and professional Pub Poker dealers are there to run the game and also assist inexperienced players.  There are always “How to Play/Hand Ranking” materials available, and our great staff love educating and introducing new players to the great game of Poker.

I CAN’T MAKE IT EVERY WEEK, BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO JOIN IN ON OCCASION. IS IT STILL WORTH PLAYING WHEN I CAN?

Of course!  Each Pub Poker event is run as an individual event, providing fun competition, with a nightly winner crowned and great prizes on offer. The weekly winner at each venue is entered into the Venue Final. Plus, players earn points on the weeks that they play, and even if you can’t make it every week, you could still be eligible to compete in the Venue Final.

HOW DO I FIND A VENUE TO PLAY PUB POKER?

Pub Poker runs  events all over Victoria, 7 days & nights a week. Visit the Venue page at www.pubpoker.net.au to find your nearest venue.

HOW DO I GET PUB POKER INTO MY VENUE?

The ever expanding Pub Poker network is always looking for new venues.  Pub Poker is an ideal event to host that provides fun and excitement for your regular patrons, but also attracts new clients to your venue. Our massive Victorian player base means we can bring new people to you! The Pub Poker model ensures that not only do we bring a fun and professional event to your venue, but also drives all important In Venue expenditure.  Our unique tournament format means we keep your patrons in your venue for longer.

Simply contact Pub Poker via info@pubpoker.net.au or 03 9429 0808 for more information. Our friendly Sales Team would love to have a 10 minute, no obligation discussion with you to explain further the many benefits Pub Poker can bring to your venue.

CAN PUB POKER ORGANISE A PRIVATE POKER FUNCTION FOR ME?

Pub Poker’s parent company Poker Night is Victoria’s leading casino event company. Poker Night specializes in poker tournaments, ranging from 6 – 600 players. With Casino grade equipment, Dealers and Tournament Directors, choose Poker Night for a fun, hassle free event. We can also help you source a great venue for your event. All packages include delivery and set up, and we service the entire state of Victoria.

Poker Night also specializes in Casino Events including Roulette, Black Jack, Big Wheel and Craps events.

Visit www.pokernight.com.au for more information.

 
The $25K July (June Qualifiers) State Champs will be held on Sunday 16th July – Tabcorp Park, 2 Ferris Rd, Melton South