Pub Poker Explained
Pub poker leagues have been springing up all over the world since Chris Moneymaker won the 2003 WSOP Main Event. It's become a viable business in many areas.
A pub poker league could be compared to a band that plays at bars and pubs. The bar pays the band to play on a certain night of the week with hopes to attract a crowd to the bar to watch the performance, eat the food and drink the drinks. As a pub poker league, the bar pays the organizers to setup and run a poker tournament on a given day and time, with hopes to attract a crowd to play free poker, eat the food and drink the drinks.
The poker league is created when points are kept for player finish positions. Daily winners get bar cash, poker chips and other prizes as well as points. The higher you finish the more you win and the more points you get. Points are tabulated on a leaderboard and winners are invited to special events where they win larger prizes, including cash, trips, WSOP main event seats and more.
There are many different business models that have been successful.