Midwest Poker League is an entertainment company. We are also a network of Texas Hold'em poker players. Locations invite us to host LEGAL Texas Hold'em tournaments. Locations can have Midwest Poker League on a weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly basis. We have no lengthy commitments, people enjoy playing Texas Hold'em with us, and the average poker player will spend $10-$20 in your bar on poker night.
If would like to give us a try, contact us to see what nights/days we have available in your area.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I have FREE poker tournaments in my establishment?
A: PLEASE UNDERSTAND THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE FOR PLAYERS WHATSOEVER. Our extensive research indicates as long as there is no consideration on the part of the player (no buy in, or other fee) then the entertainment activity is not considered gambling by definition. However, some states take a tougher stance than others. Please consult your local state's attorney for clarification.
Q: What kind of crowd does Texas Holdem attract?
A: Texas holdem has become very mainstream and attracts a wide variety of customers. The best part is that poker leagues bring new faces into your establishment (It is VERY important to use outdoor signage and other forms of advertisement to kickoff your new promotion). We highly recommend a first drink special to encourage players to socialize.
Q: I don't know much about poker, should I do this?
A: Poker can be intimidating for people who don't play. Don't let it be! The game is quite simple and can be taught to anyone very quickly. It does help if you have some basic understanding of how Texas Hold'em Tournaments are played, and we provide training including a manual with detailed rules & explanations. If you are willing to invest some time in learning the game and becoming a great host, you will be rewarded.
Q: How do I get my poker night up and going?
A: Post fliers and start taking registrations! Announce the day of the week your poker night will run. Flyers and word-of-mouth will go a long way, but additional advertisement (radio / print) may be necessary to take your poker night to the next level.
Q: How long will the poker tournaments last?
This will depend somewhat on the number of players. However, a typical poker tournament will last anywhere from 2-1/2 to 4 hours.
Q: How can I maximize revenues?
A: Make sure to wait on your customers! (very important). Good service pays because players are sitting the majority of the time and often don't want to get up unless they have to...For those who bust out of the tournament early, offer a FREE side tournament or "second chance" tournament for a small door prize (such as a free drink), and you'll keep many of your players hanging around.
Q: How often can we play?
A: You can start right away but regular league sessions are usually 12 weeks.
Q: What type of equipment is used?
A: We provide felted table tops, cards, custom numbered chips, our signature video timer disc and a dvd player if needed. Everything you will need to bring that poker atmosphere to your location.