About Us

Welcome to the Poker Pub website! We are an entertainment/advertising company which provides "Free" Texas Hold'em Tournaments in local establishments.

There is no-entry fee or pre-registration required to play in any of our events! For more information, please choose which region you live in (found on the left-hand menu) to find a "Calendar" of events!!

Founded in Lawrence, KS in February of 2004, The Poker Pub is the Premiere FREE Poker Company in the Nation!  We offer great prizes, annual trips to Las Vegas, World Series & Circuit Event buy ins, invites into exclusive tournaments (Negreanu's Protege) and visits from some Poker Legends, including Scotty Nguyen, Phil "The Brat" Hellmuth & T.J. Cloutier!!


Thanks for playing, supporting your venues and helping make The Poker Pub the premiere FREE poker league in the Nation!  "Imitated by many, Equaled by none!"

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, advertising on our website, or employment opportunities with The Poker Pub, please feel free to contact us at info@thepokerpub.com

 Caryn Bustos WINS 2017 Bar Poker Open National Championship and $40,417.00


CONGRATULATIONS to Caryn Bustos, the 2017 Bar Poker Open NATIONAL CHAMPION!!!!  Caryn played her way through 817 players to be crowned the Best Bar Poker Player in America!

In addition to the trophy and bragging rights, Caryn walked away with $40,407.00!!!!

The FINAL TABLE was televised on Twitch and YouTube with a 30 minute delay!
Caryn played amazing poker, eliminating 5 of the 8 players at the final table!  She faced a huge chip deficit when they reached heads up play, however she whittled away at the monster stack until taking the chip lead.  On the final hand her A-7 offsuit held up against her opponents A-4 and the title of Best FREE Poker League in America belonged to The Poker Pub of Tucson!

Several loyal Poker Pub players were on hand to watch Caryn take down the title!  Her rail was by far the loudest and most supportive!  We are proud to call all of you our "Poker Family!"
Alicia Maloney, Charles Nicolai & Van Williams also cashed for over $550.00 each finishing in the TOP 20 in their flights!  Last year's Tournament Runner Up Phil Willmeth just missed the money finishing 2 spots from cashing in his flight!  36 Poker Pub Players from Arizona & New Mexico represented us well in Vegas!

The Bar Poker Open is a simple 2 step process: Step 1. WIN a token at one of our live venues (check the calendar page for BPO locations) Step 2. Play the online tournament on Sunday mornings and WIN YOUR SEAT in the 2018 BPO NATIONALS! First place in the Sunday online events receives a seat in the $100,000 GUARANTEED East Coast Championship at the Borgata in Atlantic City, a seat in the $200,000 GUARANTEED NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP at the Golden Nugget in Vegas and a trip to Vegas! 
Join us at your favorite venue and WIN YOUR SHARE OF $300,000 in CASH PRIZES!!!!

The Poker Pub Would Like to Thank Scotty Nguyen!

Scotty Nguyen joined us at Sugar Mountain in Fayetteville, AR. We appreciate the time he spent to come and meet with our poker players!

Scotty Nguyen won the World Series of Poker in 1998 and is one of the most active players in poker today. He has 4 bracelets and his career winnings as of 2004 are more than 3.75 million! Nguyen is noted for saying 'baby' and 'yeah baby' as well as playing with lots of emotion. On the final hand of the 1998 WSOP main event, he told his opponent "You call this one and its all over, baby" when he held the best hand.

The Poker Pub would like to thank TJ Cloutier!

TJ Cloutier came to Kansas City on Monday August 22, and visited Side Pocket's in Lee's Summit where he signed autographs and talked with the players.

TJ Cloutier is a true poker legend, he has more than 50 major event wins in his career, and for years has been the money leader in the World Series of Poker with nearly 3 million in winnings!

Congratulations to our Camp Hellmuth Winner Kent Goodson!!!

Kent left August 17th to go to Fabulous Las Vegas, to attend Camp Hellmuth. He stayed at the world famous Caesar's Palace, where he met and played with many pro's including Phil "The Brat" Helmuth, T.J. Cloutier & David Williamson to name a few.

Poker Pub's National Champions

2005 Winner Freddy Strazzanti

2006 Winner Cameron Lieberman

2007 Winner Ron Stuart

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2008 Winner Pat Rodehouse

2009 Winners Richard Leonard, Rebecca Sarantakis and Bryan Mazon

2010 Winner David Wypychowski 


2011 WINNERS Derek Harrington and Carrie Schneider

2012 WINNERS Cisco Medina and R C Leonard

2103 WINNER Bart Wandel

2014 WINNER Peter Spooner

2016 WINNER Phil Willmeth

2017 WINNER Caryn Bustos