Main Event Mania - Contest Details


When: Sun, Jun 30th thru Tues, July 2nd

Where: Golden Nugget (Grand Ballroom) FPN Group Reservations below: click here
FPN Golden Nugget group reservation link


  • Three (3) $10,000 Main Event Seats
    Not one, not two, but THREE big winners in this contest! FPN continues to up the ante with prizes. Win a seat to play in the world's biggest poker tournament where last year's final table split over $28 million between them. Imagine playing in a tournament where making the final table pays at least $1 million dollars! First place went to John Cynn, who grinded his way to first place and $8.8 million first place prize. Play poker in the league for your chance at a seat in this awesome tournament.
  • Additional Cash & Prizes
    Up to an additional $20,000 in cash or tournament buy-ins will be awarded at the national final, based on participation. 
  • Travel Vouchers
    Top qualifiers at national qualifying contests will earn trophy and travel voucher in addition to a seat in the MAIN EVENT MANIA national championship! League Champs and others will earn an invite to Last Chance tourneys at nationals even if they miss out on qualifying at state!

  • Exciting National Final
    Lots poker action and ways to qualify right up to the last minute with "Last Chance Tourneys". 

Questions? Click here for Main Event Mania - Frequently Asked Questions


Did you know?! FPN has put over 150 players into World Series of Poker bracelet events over the last decade. To celebrate, the league has tripled up the ante for prizes will guarantee THREE players into a $10,000 seat in the 2019 Main Event. Last year John Cynn won $8.8 Million dollars cash! This is your chance to earn a seat while having fun playing cards in your favorite establishment. Who will represent FPN in the world's largest poker tournament? It might as well be YOU!! 


There are a number of ways to qualify for the MAIN EVENT MANIA national final.  

  1. The first step is to play free texas holdem tournaments at a participating location near you to earn points, win nightly prizes (varies) and win a Scratch Poker card for a chance to win $200 to $1,000 instantly!

  2. Monthly points leaders qualify for end-of-season playoff tournaments and also build points toward earning League Champion status (Fall & Winter sessions). Since the Leaderboards reset every MONTH, you never have to worry about being completely out of the race. Once you qualify, you want to KEEP PLAYING to earn various BONUSES such as the League Champ Medallion, State qualification, and chip bonuses. For example, if you qualified 2 months out of the quarter, you would receive a 2x starting stack bonus at the Regional playoff tournament! Be sure to chance the League Champ designation and important bonuses! For example, ALL League Champs qualify for a BONUS freeroll at the national final. 

  3. Win any regular season contest to qualify for the in-house TOURNAMENT of CHAMPIONS. TOC winner earns a medallion and qualify for the BONUS freeroll at the national final. 

  4. Participate and qualify in end-of-season playoff regional and/or state tourney(s) to win trophy, playoff vouchers and seat in national championship event. PLAYOFF tournaments are held at the end of each quarter (Fall, Sprint) and qualify players to advance to the end-of-season STATE tournament. League Champs skip regional playoffs and advance directly to State. At the State tournament, players can earn travel vouchers, trophies, and a seat in the EXCLUSIVE FPN 2019 MAIN EVENT MANIA national final (1st-3rd Place $10,000 seats!)

  5. Participate in NLOP/FPNOnline tourneys to qualify online. There are daily freerolls to advance to quarterly championship tourneys and there are also monthly VIP tourney to qualify for the MAIN EVENT MANIA national championship. Players can earn travel vouchers online as well.  

THE MORE YOU QUALIFY, THE MORE CHIPS YOU GET! Qualify for nationals multiple times to receive up to 3X chip bonus in the final tournament!

Did you know? It's theoretically possible to qualify by winning just TWO tournaments at your local bar (win a regular season tourney AND the bar's Tournament of Champions tourney).. or simply take down one of the monthly VIP tournaments online. Also, by winning any regular season tournament you get a chance to get lucky with our Scratch Poker card. Scratch off a royal flush to win $1,000 cash or scratch 4-of-a-kind or better to qualify for a seat in the MAIN EVENT MANIA finale! Tell your poker playing buddies to come out and play and you'll receive bonus chips for bringing new players into the game. 


Questions? Click here for Main Event Mania - Frequently Asked Questions



    • Win the points race at your bar in any QUARTER (Fall, Winter) to earn the LEAGUE CHAMP title and coveted League Champ Medallion. League Champs earn another important bonus - automatically qualifying for the state championship...skip regional playoffs!!! PLUS *NEW* ALL medallion holders are automatically invited to Nationals to play the League Champ/TOC Bonus Freeroll and Last Chance Tournaments. 

    • All winners of each tournament automatically qualify for the end-of-season TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS. The overall TOC Champ will earn bragging rights and a TOC Medallion, plus an automatic invite to Nationals to play the League Champ/TOC Bonus Freeroll and Last Chance Tournaments.
    • Note: Super-TOC locations earn a travel voucher and advance directly to the 2019 FPN MAIN EVENT MANIA championship event. 

Note: at exclusive locations ("Super-T.O.C.") the in-house Tournament of Champions winner will qualify DIRECTLY for a seat in the FPN 2019 MAIN EVENT MANIA championship tourney.  There's so many ways to win in the league, it's hard to keep them all straight!!!


Weekly winners will receive the added bonus of playing Scratch Poker game for a chance to INSTANTLY win CASH and an invite to Nationals! The game has all 52 cards randomly arranged and hidden. Scratch off any SEVEN (7) to make the best poker hand possible. You will win an invite to the national series INSTANTLY by getting 4 of a Kind or higher! Scratch a Royal Flush and you will also earn $1,000 cash! ALSO! Scratch off 2 pair or better and you will be eligible for a new monthly drawing for invites to national championship and/or prizes! Write your name and address on the back of the card and send it to FPN Gaming, 3317 Fiechtner Dr, Fargo, ND 58103 for the monthly drawing!


Players who appear in each weekly tournament at a location are automatically entered into a MONTHLY drawing for awesome prizes! We will award national invites, local tourney buy-ins, merchandise/swag, and cool gadgets. It pays to participate on the regular! 


Qualify multiple times to earn bonus starting chips for playoff events and even the national final! Stack em up! ALSO - bring a friend to any regular season tourney and they will receive bonus chips, and so will you! 


FPN Online

    • Satellite Tourneys are held NIGHTLY on NLOP/FPNOnline. Everyone who points in league play receives entry (check email) to nightly satellites where the top 2 each night advance to the quarterly (Spring & Summer) bonus tourneys. The overall winner of each bonus tourney will qualify for the 2019 FPN MAIN EVENT MANIA Championship Event AND a $200 Travel Voucher! Don't have a local bar league to play in? No problem, you can also play the daily freerolls to qualify for the nightly satellites. 
      Bonus Tourney Dates:
      • Sunday, July 15th 7pm CST
      • Sunday, October 14th 7pm CST) 
    • *NEW* FPNOnline VIP MEMBERS automatically have a seat in the MONTHLY FPNOnline National Qualifier. Overall winner of each monthly earns a seat in the in 2019 FPN MAIN EVENT MANIA Championship event plus $200 travel voucher! Anyone with VIP status online can enter the monthly championship. And did you know? VIP members have access to LOTS and LOTS of other cash and prizes up for grabs on the NLOP site, including special perks for signing up a VIP account. Sign up as a VIP on FPNOnline today - it's worth it!
      • The monthly online VIP championship tournaments will run on a schedule. Click here for schedule.
      • Memberships only $25/month. 


(The following regions with more than 5 participating bars will have regional playoff step to advance to state Finals)

      • Fall regionals--January 2019 
      • Spring regionals--April 2019
    • BONUS ONLINE TOURNEYS (Gamecard tourneys - free for all FPN players)
      • Sunday, April 14th 7pm CST
      • (note: VIP members have access to monthy VIP tournaments - see schedule)
      • April/May 2019
      • In-house tourneys - April & May 2019
    • 2019 MAIN EVENT MANIA Championship
      • Sunday, June 30th thru July 2nd @ Golden Nugget (Grand Ballroom) 
      • Complete Tournament Schedule coming soon 

Questions? Click here for Main Event Mania - Frequently Asked Questions


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