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Playing in the Main Event is the dream of every poker player. The chance to be on TV, to prove your poker skills, and to take home millions of dollars - who wouldn't want that opportunity?

Well, World Tavern Poker gives two players the chance to fulfill that dream every single year through the National Tournament of Champions.

Two levels are offered at each National TOC, and you can qualify for these events directly from your local bar!


This is a shootout style format where the top 2 players from each table advance to the Finals.


The National TOC Finals is a multi-table tournament where you will be competing against hundreds of players from around the country with the Top 8 players receiving BIG prizes!

This is an experience you won't find ANYWHERE else. You aren't coming for just one event. This is a series of cash tournaments and parties with fellow league poker players.

Plus, the winner of the 2021 World League Poker Championship MAIN EVENT will not only take home the big cash 1st Place prize and the WLPC Trophy, but they will be enshrined in the World Tavern Poker Hall of Fame just like past Champions!

We've said it before and we'll say it again - this is an experience you will never forget. Play poker and party in Las Vegas and win tons of cash with your league poker friends. No matter what happens, you can't lose!

The Poker

Tons of amazing events will take place, with cash, Major Event tournament seats, and plenty of bragging rights on the line. Whether it's the WLPC Main Event, the World Tavern Poker National Championships National TOC with huge prizes and WSOP seats on the line, or the big cash prizes in our featured events, there's plenty of opportunities to win big in Vegas!

Cash tournaments are open to participating League players with an Access Pass. League-specific Championship events are open to the qualified players from that league.


This is the event you have been waiting for! Hundreds of league poker players will take place in this epic event. William McGrotty, Jacob Miller, Chris Nunes, Kim Mercer, Allison Leivers, and Tyrone Smith have become World Champions - will you be next?


This one is all about you - the players! Enjoy a deeper starting chip stack to give you room to play against your fellow league poker players. Always a favorite!


The World League Poker Championships will feature nearly 30 events! It's the biggest poker party of the year! Check out the schedule below for all details.

Full schedule is subject to change.

Play and Party in Sin City!

Every day and every night of the World League Poker Championships is a party! But the HIPPIE-THEMED MAIN PARTY will feature experiences and entertainment that you soon will not forget!

Party ticket holders will enjoy a free buffet (must have a Party ticket to enter), a cash bar, costume contest, a Hypnotist Show featuring renowned hypnotist Kellie Karl, and even a stand-up routine from Mike Matsinger!

Check out some fun Hippie costume ideas by clicking here !

Book Your Room at The Orleans

Nothing gives you the full experience of the World League Poker Championships like staying on site!

In years past, several players tried to save a few bucks by staying at a cheaper hotel. But what they spent in cab/Uber fare and travel time (plus missing out on so much of the event) just didn't add up. Stay on site!

Don't miss a minute of the action

Easy Access to Poker Room and Casino
The ultimate convenience!


VIP Package

The ultimate WLPC package! Buy a VIP Package and you'll have everything you need, including:

5/6-night stay at The Orleans

(includes hotel tax resort fees!)

2 VIP Access Passes

2 Moonshiner's Upgrades

Full Party Access

2 Event T-shirts 2 Medallions

Event Guide Schedule

2 Passes w/Lanyards

Access to Cash Events

+local sales tax where applicable

Poker Access Pass

Gain access to over a dozen cash tournaments during the WLPC, including the WLPC Main Event!

Event Card Protector

Event Guide Schedule

Access to Cash Events

Party Poker Access Pass

Enjoy all the poker action AND join us for awesome parties all week long!

Event Card Protector

Event Guide Schedule

Access to Cash Events

FULL PARTY ACCESS (nightly events, entertainment w/food, cash bar, prizes, and a ton of fun!)

Check-in Sat 11/6, Check-out Thu 11/11

Check-in Fri 11/5, Check-out Thu 11/11

SPECIAL NOTICE: THERE ARE NO REFUNDS! Transfers on purchased items can be made, but NO refunds will be permissible.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Commemorative T-Shirts and Medallions are only guaranteed to those who purchase Access Passes BEFORE arriving at the WLPC. Those purchasing Access Passes at the WLPC may be able to pick up commemorative T-Shirts and Medallions on Tuesday, Nov 9th as supplies last (first-come, first-served basis).

**PLEASE NOTE: Moonshiner's Upgrade is Only Valid with Access Pass. This is an optional upgrade for the Poker Only and Party Poker Access Pass - it is NOT a standalone item!

Most of the tournaments in the World League Poker Championships will be held in a HUGE Ballroom at The Orleans. Because this is not traditional gaming space, a cash bar will be available (free drinks while you play usually applies to the Poker Room and Casino Floor).

However, we've negotiated to bring the MOONSHINER'S UPGRADE back for the WLPC! This means for $20, you can enjoy FREE DRINKS (but don't forget to tip the waitstaff!) while playing in our events in the Ballroom.

Moonshiner's Upgrades will also be available to purchase for Access Pass holders at The Orleans.

The Schedule

The 2021 World League Poker Championships will take place over 5 days this November 6-10, including the Welcome Party, World Tavern Poker National Championships, the Main-Themed Party, the WLPC Main Event and Inter-League Event, and so much more!

-- Dealer add-ons are optional additions to your starting chip stack. Dealers usually make much more money dealing cash tables as opposed to tournament tables. Offering an add-on helps them out and gives you more chips to play with. It's a win win!

-- All tournaments are subject to Nevada Gaming Commission approval and can be changed at any time without prior notice.

-- Events in purple (World Tavern Poker) or gold (other leagues) are League-only tournaments and are open only to those who qualified from their respective leagues.

Tournaments with a Yellow Highlight will take place in the Poker Room

All other Tournaments will take place in the Ballroom


10:00am: Pick up your Access Passes

Already won or bought your Access Pass? Get them and National qualification cards, and get ready for an AWESOME event!

11:00am: Access Passes on Sale

Don't have your Access Pass? Buy one for our cash tournaments, and don't forget the Moonshiner's Upgrade!

12:00pm: Early Strikers Tournament ($65)

Get warmed up for the WLPC in this opening event!

2:00pm: WTP National TOC Semifinals ($20)

The final 2 WTP players at each table advance to the Finals on Sunday.

4:00pm: Speed Poker Tournament ($65)

Act quickly: you only get 5 seconds to make a move in this event!

7:00pm: Deep Stack Players Championship ($100)

Start with more chips for a better chance to win big!


10:00am: WTP National TOC FINALS ($25)

The Top 8 players earn major tournament packages, with the winner taking home a $10,000 Main Event seat!

12:00pm : Global Grinders Tournament ($100)

3 hours of cash-game-style action! (more info)

3:00pm: Bounty Tournament ($85)

Earn a $25 Casino Chip for every player you eliminate in this event.

7:00pm: International Tag Team Survivor! ($75 each)

Grab a partner and switch places throughout the night - always one of the most popular tournaments of the WLPC! (more info)

11:00pm : Global Grinders Tournament ($100)

3 hours of cash-game-style action! (more info)

Click each button for more information on WLPC events.


The final 2 WTP players at each table advance to the Finals on Wednesday.

10:00am: Snowman League Championship ($65)

This event is for qualified Snowman Poker League players only.

10:00am: Redtooth Poker Tournament ($65)

Open to Redtooth Poker league members only.

10:00am: Missouri Legends Championship


This event is for qualified Missouri Poker Legends players only.

10:00am: Fireballzz Tournament ($65)

This event is for Fireballzz (Canada) league members only.

10:00am: All In Poker League Championship ($65)

This event is for qualified All In Poker League players only.

1:00pm: Bounty Tournament ($85)

Earn a $25 Casino Chip for every player you eliminate in this event.

2:00pm: WLPC Inter-League Championship ($20)

24 players will represent their leagues in the ultimate showdown!

4:00pm : Global Grinders Tournament ($100)

3 hours of cash-game-style action! (more info)

7:00pm: Sin City Survivor Tournament #1 ($65)

Make the money in this sinful event and earn an equal payout!


The biggest party of the year! Dinner, cash bar, costume contest, and awesome entertainment. This will be a CAN'T-MISS event!

11:00pm: All In or Fold Tournament ($20)

You have 2 options in this event: you're either All In, or you fold!


10:00am: WLPC Main Event Championship ($125)

The Main Event for League poker players! Who will earn the title of World Champion and walk away with a huge cash prize?

3:00pm: Bounty Tournament ($85)

Earn a $25 Casino Chip for every player you eliminate in this event.

6:00pm: Poker Gives Back Dream Team ($65 each)

Get 3 fellow league poker players (4 total) from any league or country and compete for individual and team cash prizes. Plus, we're once again partnering with Poker Gives to offer an additional $10 add-on with all proceeds going to this worthy charity. (more info)

10:00pm: Global Grinders Tournament ($100)

3 hours of cash-game-style action! (more info)


This is what WTP players have been playing for all season long, with the winner walking out the new WTP National Champion along with some AWESOME prizes!

2:00pm: Sin City Survivor Tournament #2 ($50)

Make the money in this sinful event and earn an equal payout!

6:00pm: Last Chance Tournament ($50)

The last event of the 2021 WLPC - make the most of it!

The Leagues

Only the TOP POKER LEAGUES across the world make up the World League Poker Championships. If you are a top league interested in joining, send us an email by clicking the link below.

If you are a player, contact your league owner and tell them about the WLPC. We want to grow this event each and every year! Read on about the awesome leagues who have already joined. They will be sending their players to compete for the ultimate prize: becoming a World League Poker Champion!

Redtooth Poker is the United Kingdom's #1 Poker League with games available to its players at over 1,000 pubs taverns. You can't walk down the street in the UK without seeing a bar playing this exciting brand of Texas Hold'em.

Fireballzz Poker Club is a top poker community in Canada . Fireballzz hosts live Texas Hold'Em tournaments throughout Ontario, offering its players great prizes during Championship events.

Missouri Legends Poker is the #1 Poker League in Missouri , offering dozens of venues to enjoy free and fun No Limit Texas Hold'em. Players compete for packages to major events and awards bracelets to its league Champions.

Snowman Poker League is the #1 Poker League in Texas. The SPL offers free legal poker along with chances to win big prizes. They also are unique for their employment of pro dealers at their games!

All-In Poker League is the #1 Poker League in California offering the chance to win points towards great Championship events while playing free poker. The AIPL welcomes beginners, casual players, experts alike!

World Tavern Poker, America's #1 Poker League , offers free poker games at hundreds of bars across the US. WTP awards over $100,000 in prizes every year at their OPEN events twice a year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Note: Don't forget that Daylight Savings Time ends during the WLPC!

The WLPC runs from Saturday, November 6th thru Wednesday, November 10th. Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 7th at 2am Vegas time. That means when the clock strikes 2am, it will actually be 1am. Make sure you factor this into your plans!

Is the World League Poker Championships a single event or a tournament series?

BOTH! The WLPC is a tournament series spanning five days with over a dozen cash events and awesome parties throughout. The World League Poker Championships is also a tournament, where players from participating leagues all around the world compete for the big 1st place cash prize and the title of World Champion.

When will Registration be open?

Registration will be open starting at 10am on Saturday. Registration will open between 9am and 10am each day thereafter, and run to around 4-5pm.

Will I need a Players Card to play in tournaments at The Orleans?

Yes, and you can get your 'B-Connected' Players Card after going through Registration. You will be directed where to go to get your card.

Does purchasing an Access Pass include my buy-ins for the cash tournaments?

No it does not. Purchasing an Access Pass gives you access to the cash tournaments during the series. Tournament buy-ins are separate and must be paid by the player to enter a tournament.

What is the Moonshiner's Upgrade?

The Mooonshiner's Upgrade for $20 allows you to enjoy free drinks while playing in a WLPC event in the Ballroom at The Orleans. It is only valid with an Access Pass, however (it is NOT a standalone item).

Can I purchase the Moonshiner's Upgrade before the event? During the event?

Yes to both! It's best to buy it while available online , but you will be able to purchase a Moonshiner's Upgrade on-site at WLPC Registration as well.

Why are there resort fees?

Resort fees have become commonplace at almost every property of note. We've been able to hold them off in the past, but unfortunately, these fees will be charged moving forward for regular room booking. However, it's still worthwhile to stay on site! Our special rates are hard to beat, and you simply can't beat the convenience (saves money, time, and energy) of staying on-site. Plus, resort fees at The Orleans include room Wi-Fi, access to a Fitness Center, in-room coffee, and more.

Will there be tickets to the Main Themed Party for sale during the WLPC?

Possibly! Main Party tickets may be available for sale on site (price TBA) depending on availability (we expect a HUGE crowd this year!). But we highly recommend purchasing a Party Poker Access Pass to get the full WLPC experience.

Below are some of the most common questions and answers regarding World Tavern Poker.

Are there any fees to play? What's the buy-in?

World Tavern Poker is completely free to play at all of our locations. There is never a buy-in at our bars! We do strongly encourage all players to patronize their location to ensure the promotion continues.

Many bars have 'no loitering' policies, which means that seating and bar events are for venue customers only.

When will scores be updated at my bar?

We ask all tournament directors to get scores entered within 48 hours. There will be occasions when it takes longer. Please be patient! If you are concerned about your scores, speak to your TD or email us ( click here ).

Do I get extra chips for food or drink purchases?

Absolutely not! This is considered a buy-in to the game and is illegal in almost every state.

What prizes can I win playing World Tavern Poker?

Click here for info on how you can win your share of $100,000 in awesome prizes by playing World Tavern Poker! Our prizes range from gift certificates to the bar up to a $10,000 Main Event buy- in . Ask your TD about prizes awarded at your bar.

How do I become a Tournament Director?

We are always looking for eager people who are fun, fair, and organized to become TD's. If you are interested in becoming a tournament director at a World Tavern Poker location, email us at .

I love my local bar, but they don't have World Tavern Poker. How can I get them to join?

Click here for more info. We offer a Bar Referral Program that rewards those who introduce their favorite bars, restaurants, and taverns to the league. Rewards include cash, seats to awesome events, and more!

Seasonal Format
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Our 26-week seasonal structure allows for our tournaments to run every week, all year long!

Our regular seasons are 24 weeks and typically run from February to August, and then August to February. Players earn points during the regular season to qualify for Championship events at their bar, held each season during Week 25 Week 26.

Championships take place at the mid-way point of the season (Week 13's Mid-Season TOC Night) and at end of the regular season.

Tavern Championships are held during Week 25, while the Tavern TOC's are held on Week 26. These events do not count in any Rankings, with top players earning seats to our Regional and National Championships.

Points Rankings
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The Points Structure

The Top 20 players in each tournament receive points, which count towards seasonal Rankings at your Tavern, in your Region State, and Nationally.

Points are earned based on where you finish in the Top 20, how many players competed, and a bonus for winning a tournament or finishing at the Final Table (Top 8).

Explaining The Points

Each Top 20 finish earns a player a baseline of points as illustrated above.

Finish between 9th and 20th, and you'll add 50 times the number of players for that tournament to your score.

Example: 30 players are in a tournament; anyone finishing between 9th and 20th earns 1,500 points added to their baseline (30x50=1500).

However, earn MORE POINTS for a Win or a Final Table (Top 8) finish!

TOP 8 = 75 X number of players

WIN = 100 X number of players

Example: You win a 30-player tournament. You would earn 10,000 points (baseline) plus 3,000 (in bonus) for a total score of 13,000 points.

Scores are automatically generated on the World Tavern Poker website once the TD enters the results from a tournament.

You are ranked at four different levels based on the average of your top scores during the regular season.

Tavern Ranking: Average of Top 15 scores at that Tavern. (1 score to earn ranking)

Regional Ranking: Average of Top 20 scores at any Tavern in a Region. (minimum 20 scores)

State Ranking: Average of Top 25 scores from any Tavern in a State. (minimum 25 scores)

National Ranking: Average of Top 30 scores from any Tavern in the Country. (minimum 30 scores)

For other games played and minimum requirements to qualify for our Tavern, Regional, and National Championship events, check out our How To Qualify page here .

Special Events Tournaments
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Throughout the year, World Tavern Poker hosts a number of Special Events including Monthly Promotions, Special Event Week and giving back to our communities through charitable programs.

Please visit our Special Events page for all the details.

Cancellations Inclement Weather
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TD's and Bar Owners: All requests for schedule changes must be made to Please do not adjust your schedule on your own!

Bars and TD's are encouraged to make up missed games when possible. However, they must contact the WTP Home Office or their WTP Franchise owner (or applicable rep) to reschedule. Bars cannot schedule Double Points games!

Bars have 2 options when scheduling make up games:

OPTION 1: Reschedule games on a different night

OPTION 2: Run 3 turbo games in 2 weeks

Either way, please contact us before making schedule changes!

If choosing Option #2, WTP Staff will add a 3rd game to 2 of your Poker Nights. The 3rd game will show up listed in the AM. Contact us to discuss how long your turbo games will be.

If a game needs to be rescheduled, it cannot be pushed into Championship weeks. This means if a bar cancels games on Week 20, they must make it up before the end of Week 24 (end of the regular season).

If a Championship Week game is canceled, Tavern TOC Championships cannot run into Week 1 of the new season. It is possible to run Tavern TOC Championships on the same night, if needed. But please, contact us first before making changes on your own!

Champion Plaques Medallions
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World Tavern Poker awards its end of season Champions with plaques and medallions to commemorate their achievements.

At rare times, a WTP venue will abruptly discontinue our promotion during the season. Please note that a bar must run WTP through the end of the regular season in order to receive Champion plaques and medallions (including Season Pts Champ and Best Customer).

We understand this can be frustrating. However, any Regional or National qualifications earned at a bar that doesn't finish the season will still count.

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The overall concept of the Bonus Chip Program is to reward poker customers for registering online, supporting their bar by arriving early, and to promote the game to new players. This also helps the TD and makes their job of being Fun, Fair, and Organized easier to manage.

Keep in mind: With the exception of the New Player Bonus, any bonus chips awarded cannot exceed 5,000 chips. This means if your base starting stack is 10,000 chips, your bonuses cannot push the starting stack past 15,000 chips. If your base stack is 15,000, your bonuses cannot push the starting stack past 20,000 chips. The ONLY exceptions are for the New Player Bonus and WTP-lead promotions (see Bonus Chip Structure below or to your right).

If you are playing at a game that awards more than 5,000 in starting bonus chips (not counting the New Player Bonus), please click here to send us an email .

Bonus Chips, including the New Player Bonus, can only be awarded in Regular Season games. There are NO bonus chips awarded during Mid-Season TOC's, Tavern Championships, and Tavern TOC's.

For Tournament Directors:

You must follow the guidelines of the Bonus Chip Program even if you have not selected to participate in your WTP bar profile. To join, log in as your bar, go to your bar's profile, and click the box next to the Bonus Chip Program. An icon will appear on your bar when poker customers register for your games!

Bonus Chip Structure

Please note: Special league-wide promotions (Cans For Chips, Breast Cancer Awareness, etc.) do not count against the 5,000 Bonus Chip maximum.

Register Online (1,000 chips)

This makes life much easier for TD's! By registering for games on our website, everyone is happy and this can even help to grow your game.

Arrive 30 Minutes Early (1,000 chips)

Relax, grab a nice meal, and top it off with a tasty beverage. Arriving early gives you time to patronize the bar AND helps your TD begin the tournament on time. Be the Best Poker Customer You Can Be!

New Customer Bonus (5,000 chips)

Bring a new poker customer to the bar and get 5,000 extra chips for both games that night! To be eligible, the new customer must have never played at that bar. A person can only earn one 5,000 chip bonus per game that night for bringing new customers to the game (meaning you cannot get 10,000 extra for bringing 2 new players, 20,000 for bringing 4 new players, etc.).

A poker customer who 'recruits' someone to play who is already at the bar does not get the New Player Bonus - but the new player does!

Additional Bonus Chips

Some venues may run special promotions for extra bonus chips. This is only acceptable as long as it does not exceed the 5,000-chip Bonus maximum and the promotion is available to ALL players.

Promotions such as “wear your favorite Denver Broncos gear” is too specific as not everyone has Broncos gear (wear your favorite sports gear would be better but not everyone likes sports!). If you wish to run an extra promotion, make it relevant, inclusive, and exciting!

How To Play Texas Hold'Em
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Texas Hold'Em is a seven card poker game that is very easy to learn, but very difficult to master.

Each player is trying to make their best five-card hand out of their two pocket cards and the five community cards dealt in the middle of the table.

Prior to the deal, the player to the left of the dealer places a bet called the Little Blind, and a player to the left of the little blind places a bet called the Big Blind. These are called “blinds” because the players are required to place bets before seeing any cards. This is done to keep play moving along.

Each player is then dealt two cards down. Play starts to the left of the blind and continues clockwise around the table.

Each player may bet, raise, or fold in turn. This round of betting ends when the player in the Big Blind position makes a play (checks, calls, or raises) - OR, in the case of a raise, when the last player to act makes a play.

The dealer then burns (puts out a card face down), and deals three cards face up in the center of the table (The Flop).

Another round of betting takes place, starting with the player to the left of the dealer. After betting is complete, the dealer burns another card, and places a card face up in the center of the table (The Turn).

After another round of betting, the dealer then burns a final card, and deals the fifth and final card up in the center of the table (The River). A final round of betting takes place.

Players remaining in the hand will then show their cards, and the player with the winning poker hand will be awarded the pot. Any combination of hole cards and community cards may be used to make the best five-card poker hand.

World Tavern Poker plays the No Limit style of Texas Hold‘Em. Therefore, any player can risk all of their chips at any time. Once a player is out of chips, they are out of the tournament.

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