World Series -or- Bust


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We're goin' to Vegas!!!
Who's comin' with??

  • WIN 1 OF TWENTY (20) Poker Packages!  
    We're going to back to Vegas baby! Play the league and you'll ultimately have a chance to win one of twenty poker packages which all include a seat AND cash.  Did you know? The 2020 final table of the World Series Main Event split over $30 MILLION between the players. Imagine playing in a tournament where making the final table pays at least $1 million dollars! Win your way into a tournament like this for FREE playing at a participating poker league in the Free Poker Network. 
  • Two (2) $11,000 Main Event & Eighteen (18) $1500 Poker Packages
  • **UPDATED**
  • Two (2) $11,000 Main Event poker packages PLUS eighteen (18) $1,500 packages will be given away in the World Series or Bust National Championship tournament SUNDAY JANUARY 9TH at the Golden Nugget Ballroom. To qualify for the championship tournament, players must qualify at their State Tournament or Super-TOC, or have qualified another way such as Scratch Card 4-of-a-kind or better. ALL OTHER FPN PLAYERS are invited to come to Vegas to try and qualify in cash buy-in qualifiers including a Tag Team Championship event where BOTH players qualify! Chip bonuses are up for grabs as well, plus MYSTERY BOUNTY CASH so whether or not you've already qualified for Sunday's championship you're going to want to play.  

  • WIN Travel Vouchers
    Top qualifiers at national qualifying contests will earn trophy and travel voucher in addition to a seat in the WORLD SERIES -or- BUST national championship! 

  • Exciting National Final
    The national final will feature Live Stream production including commentary from Poker Night in America's Chris Hanson. The feature table will be live-streamed to the FPN YouTube Channel & Facebook page. Who will make it to the exciting final table?! Win a seat directly plus travel cash by winning a trophy your state qualifying tournaments or Super-TOC qualifying events. But ALSO! ALL FPN players/friends & family can participate in FPN's World Series -or- Bust National Championship cash buy-in qualifiers leading up to the championship event to be held January 7th and 8th at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. In addition, there will be a FPN Tag Team Championship event and other fun poker action. Don't miss out on a chance to come back to Vegas and win BIG!



There are a number of ways to qualify for the WORLD SERIES -or- BUST 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 or $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! 

  3. Win any regular season contest to qualify for the in-house TOURNAMENT of CHAMPIONS. TOC winner earns a medallion and in the case of Super-TOC locations, also win a DIRECT seat to the national final PLUS travel cash! 

  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 -October thru December 2019, Spring - January thru June 2020, 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, bonus prizes, and a seat in the EXCLUSIVE FPN WORLD SERIES -or- BUST National Championship.

  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 WORLD SERIES -or- BUST 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 - it's been done! Michael Ackermann from Port 104 in Lake City Turns Scratch Poker card into $10,000 cash).. 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 WORLD SERIES -or- BUST finale! Tell your poker playing buddies to come out and play and you'll receive bonus chips for bringing new players into the game. 



    • Win the points race at your bar in any QUARTER (Fall, Winter) to earn the LEAGUE CHAMP title and coveted League Champ Medallion (Main Event Mania TOC Medallion pictured right-new design for World Series or Bust coming soon). League Champs earn another important bonus - automatically qualifying for the state championship...skip regional playoffs!!! 

    • 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.
    • Note: Super-TOC locations earn a travel voucher and advance directly to the WORLD SERIES -or- BUST 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 WORLD SERIES -or- BUST 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, 4151 38th St S, Suite C, Fargo, ND 58104 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

    • League Tourneys are held NIGHTLY on http://playfpn.online, with similar scoring as live tournament play. Monthly leaders qualify for the monthly $2500 tournament.  

    • *NEW* FPNOnline VIP MEMBERS automatically have a seat in the MONTHLY FPNOnline National Qualifier. Overall winner of each monthly earns a seat in the WORLD SERIES -or- BUST 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 following regions with more than 5 participating bars will have regional playoff step to advance to state Finals)

      • Fall regionals--Jan 2020 
      • Spring regionals--Sept 2021 (delayed - includes qualifiers from Jan 2020-June 2020 league play)
    • BONUS ONLINE TOURNEYS (Gamecard tourneys - free for all FPN players)
      • (note: VIP members have access to monthy VIP tournaments - see schedule)
      • Oct/Nov 2021 (updated)
      • In-house tourneys - Sept-Oct 2021 (updated)
    • 2022 WORLD SERIES -or- BUST Championship
      • Golden Nugget Casino - Jan 7th-9th 2022


Click here to search for a participating location in your area. If there is not a location near you, start one! The Free Poker Network is a grass-roots organization started and run by players. Find out how you can earn $$ for running tournaments or organizing leagues in your area.

Did you know? Last year, four (4) FPN league players won $10,000 Main Event Seats! Who will represent FPN in the world's largest poker tournament this year? Might as well be YOU!