Legal Poker Tournaments in NYC


New York City Poker Tour offers no limit holdem tournaments in the East Village, near several lower Manhattan subway stations.

Currently it is legal to play poker in New York, but until mid-summer it was ILLEGAL to run a poker business.  Now there are three bar poker leagues in NYC.   Underground poker clubs have become common knowledge, partially due to Rounders and mostly due to the rampant success of Chris Moneymaker, ESPN, and the World Series of Poker.  Poker is a classic American past time and also a crime? (The USA can be such a weird place).

New York City Poker Tour offers no limit poker tournaments with cash prizes.  And all without breaking the law.

If you played in a New York Free Poker event, you would play in a free bar poker tournament.  No cash entry.  No cash prize.  The Grand Prize winners earn a trip to Las Vegas (airfare not included) and a seat at the WPT (World Poker Tour) Amateur Championship League (there are no cash prizes if you win this event, not even for 1st place). *look on the WPTAPL site

If you played in a Poker Pro America event, you would pay to play in holdem tournament for points.  There is NO cash prize.   Players who win multiple poker tournaments earn entry into casino poker tournaments to compete in high stakes holdem tournaments.

New York City Poker Tour offers holdem tournaments with cash prizes.

New York City Poker Tour offers free poker tournaments at local bars.

New York City Poker Tour has a point system that allows players to earn entry in to high stakes casino poker tournaments.

New York City Poker Tour is located at 27 Ave C between 2nd and 3rd street.  The first poker hall of New York.


New York City Poker Tour is in the business of sending poker players to casino poker tournaments, very similar to the journey of Steve Dannenmann.  The money collected at each poker tournament is held until a player accumulates enough points to enter an advertised poker tournament.

Need another example?  Remember the arcade where you won tickets for playing games, and using those tickets to get prizes?  NYC Poker Tour lets players redeem points to enter poker tournaments instead of cash.  That simple.

Poker is an activity that many different people find fun, entertaining, engaging, challenging… Poker brings people together.

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My name is Jeremy Martin, but I play poker as Fred123**.  I also created New York City Poker Tour.  Looking forward to seeing you on the felt. **friend me on facebook