a Seattle Poker Open event Location!
We have written confirmation from the Washington
State Gambling Commission that our business model meets the
requirements of state law, and is NOT considered any form of
gambling, but a "Promotional
Contest of Chance". Our players do NOT pay anything
to play! No member fees, no cover charges, and no “buy-ins”.
Does it Work?
Regular Season SPO Tournaments are a form of entertainment
designed to fill your bar or restaurant with customers that
will enjoy your food and drink. We partner with
restaurants and bars in all of Seattle's neighborhoods.
The SPO comes to your bar or restaurant with
training for the amateur players, poker table tops, playing
cards, chips, tournament rules and registration tools. The
tournament winner receives an exclusive Champion's T-Shirt,
and every player at each event earns
Points towards qualifying for the Championship Event, to
be held at the end of the season. The more often the
player attends tournaments, the better their chances of
getting into the Championship, and the more money your business
makes. A Win-Win-Win scenario, for everyone involved.
Founded in 2004, the Seattle Poker Open brings
years of recreational league management, the passion for
poker, and the branding expertise right to your business. We
have established ourselves as not only the first of our kind
in Seattle, but the best!
78 million Americans now play poker regularly.
Poker has evolved as the nations fastest growing sport. There
has been an explosion in the last 3 years in not just Casino
revenue, but Poker on television and poker being played in
home games. Stores
like Fred Meyer, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Costco cannot keep
poker supplies in stock! Poker chips were one of the
largest selling items for the 2004 holiday season.
What's In It for my Business?
• Increased sales on tournament nights! Players will spend 3 to 6 hours
in your establishment. We ask all our players to support the Hosting Bar/Restaurant!
We can't do this without you! Most hosting locations report significant increases
in food and beverage sales on tournament nights.
• The benefit of free advertising to bring in more
customers! Our highly-exposed Web site lists tournament
venues - with a link to your website - and event schedules,
and requires the players to check weekly to track their stats. In
addition we also have a rigorous print-ad campaign to promote
the league, and in turn, your business.
• An weekly night of fun for you and
your customers and the chance of new, repeat business!
What do I Need? How much does it cost?
We ask for a nominal hosting fee, to cover the costs
of the league (and we have several price packages to choose from).
After sign up we supply everything necessary, including training,
poker table tops, playing cards, chips, tournament rules and
Tournament Direction throughout the night.
What's in it for My Customers?
Players can play
for free and have fun while testing their poker skills in
real tournament play, all in the comfort of their neighborhood
bars and restaurants. They earn points, which will
qualify them for the Championship Event.
Is my place a good fit?
Your place is a good fit if you have:
• Physical space for 3 to 8 tables that can seat 8 players each (booths
don't work well in tournament play).
• A slow day or evening so that
you can accommodate the extra people. Weeknights
• Wait staff to take all those drink and food
orders prior to and during tournament play. You will be very
busy with the extra business!
How do I get involved in
the fastest growing form of entertainment?
Contact the SPO at 206-276-2986,
or send us an email today for a meeting and start having
incredible fun soon!