Founded by a group of 19 dedicated pub poker players in 2010, River Riders Poker Tour conducts regular recreational Texas Hold'em tournaments in the mid-island region, primarily Nanaimo.
The owners of River Riders Poker Tour had three goals in mind when the league was founded:
Over the course of a three month season, over $6,000 in prizes are awarded including cash, gift cards, Apple iPads, and the quarterly grand prize of a trip to Las Vegas to play in a $1000 WSOP event. That adds up to over $24,000 given away to players each year!
Tremendous attention is paid to promoting the enjoyment of all players in a game where naturally there can only be one winner. The game is well structured and supervised by an experienced tournament director. Friendly players help newcomers learn the rules of the game. Warm-up tables and after-games allow participants to enjoy a full evening of poker play. Beligerent or drunken behaviour is not tolerated, and on the rare occasion that it is seen, offenders are quickly removed from the game
Poker players have the opportunity to earn bonus chips by bringing in a donation for local community food banks. This has grown to over 7,000 pounds a year of food donated with near 90% participation rate from the players.
River Riders Poker Tour boasts a roster of over 300 players of all ages and experience levels. We foster an environment where rookies can learn the game, seasoned players can improve,. and new friends can be made. Join us at any of our locations and see for yourself!
See you at the tables!
River Riders players regularly support the community through donations to local foodbanks.
This week's feature donation item is juice boxes. Receive one chip tag for every five juice boxes or 10 tags for 20 juice boxes. Thank you for your support, but donations in excess of 40 can only be credited at the regular rate.