FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Is The Red Hot Poker Tour®?
The Red Hot Poker Tour® is a series of poker tournaments operated entirely free for the patrons of our host venues and with no currency involved in any way.
Is Money Involved?
Absolutely not. However, like any sport people play, the fun is in the competition, improving your skills, not to mention the acknowledgement and bragging rights that come with proving you’re the best.
How Many People Play in Each Tournament?
The number of players varies by each tournament. Seats are filled on a first come first serve basis and once all seats are filled, a waiting list is created. No player, including waiting list players, will be seated after the first hour of play to ensure a quality tournament for all players. Waiting list players have their stack reduced by a set of blinds every twenty minutes.
Can I Come Just to Watch?
Absolutely, poker is a fun game to watch, especially a no-limit all-in game.
How Many People Play Poker?
With more than 5 million poker players in Canada and a reported 60 million in North America, and over 100 million worldwide, more people play poker than play golf, pool, or tennis.
Who Can Enter Red Hot Poker Tour® Tournaments?
Anyone can register and play as long as you are legal drink age, have a photo ID, and abide by the rules of the tournaments, which are explicit that no currency of any kind be involved.
How do I Register to be a Member of the Red Hot Poker Tour®?
You can register for the Red Hot Poker Tour® by completing an application at one of our Tournaments. When the application is complete/signed you will be assigned a Member Card and Number and are eligible to play right away and begin collecting points for entry to the Tournament of Champions. It is recommended that new players arrive early to ensure you get registered in time to play that evening/day. Membership Card and photo ID (must be 19 years old) are always required.
What Is Texas Hold’em?
Texas Hold’em is the most popular variety of poker played today, and the primary game played at the World Series of Poker and on the World Poker Tour. Players receive two cards face down, followed by five community cards dealt face up on at the centre of the table. Each player tries to make his or her best five-card poker hand using the seven cards available. Best hand wins.
What Is Meant by No Limit?
No limit means that a player can bet as many chips as he has at any point in the game. This varies from “limit” or structured games, in which a player must bet amounts according to a pre-determined structure.
What is a Poker “Tournament” and How Does it Differ From a Regular Poker “Game?”
In a poker tournament, each player receives the same number of chips. Once they lose their chips, they’re eliminated from the tournament. As opposed to a regular poker game, a player cannot get more chips during the tournament – when you’re done, you’re done. Also, in tournament play the blinds (forced bets) continually increase forcing players to play or get knocked out. The winner is the player who is able to accumulate everyone’s chips.