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Welcome to KOntenders Poker!

We are a Social poker league  with over 5,000 players across the U.S. and more registering every day. We hold tournaments nightly at some of the greatest bars, restaurants, and taverns in your area. We host multiple games several nights of the week. We are also part of Bar Poker Open, to bring you more major events to compete in all over the United States. Have fun, play poker and win big!

( Gambling is absolutely prohibited.)


KOntenders Poker is the flagship product of KOntender Entertainment, a veteran-owned company.

KOntenders Converge on Las Vegas, Chasing Top Prize of $50,000

Dozens of KOntenders players from New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas spent last week in Las Vegas for the Bar Poker Open. The main event was the multi-day $200,000 Guaranteed, qualifiers-only event. That guarantee was smashed, with a prize pool approaching $300,000...

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KOntenders Heading to Las Vegas!

We have 95 players heading to Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend to participate in the Bar Poker Open. Close to 10% of those have won travel packages and won't be paying for hotel or airfare! The Bar Poker Open is a series of events, featuring a multi-day main event with...

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Always Free to Play

Our tournaments are always free to play!


Nighly Prizes

Depending on the venue, win cash, gift certificates, and BPO tokens!

Bar Poker Open

Play to win $100,000 in Atlantic City in October, and $200,000 in Las Vegas every June!

Have Fun!

Play the great game of Texas Holdem, close to home, for free!

KOntenders Players Are Winning Big with Bar Poker Open!

The Open is exactly what the bar poker community has been waiting for–an enormous community of bar poker players, a series of affordable buys-in events with great guarantees, fun parties, and a National Championship Invitational. All events include Final Tables played on the same final table set of the WPT(c) including a Live-Streamed National Championship Final Table.

Our top players are invited to play twice a year against top players in the other Bar Poker Open Affiliate leagues, in the National Championships with minimum prize pools totaling $300,000!

Play in a sanctioned bar and place in the top three. Your TD will then get your name and email address so you can receive an invite to play on line (tournaments are scheduled every weekend.) Top six, or more, from the online event will win a seat to the Bar Poker Open Main Event.

In addition to the seat, the first place online player every weekend is awarded a travel and hotel package worth $700.

Read More About the BPOVisit the BPO Website




Paid Trips to Vegas

Seriously! In the 3 months Kontenders has been here in Austin I have earned 4 tokens, played in 3 of the Sunday weekly qualifier tournaments and got “into the money” in 2 of them. I turned one of those into an entry into the $200,000 tournament in Las Vegas and now I’m going to use my second one for another one next year. There is tremendous value in this league. I’m not even the best player in the league and I’ve managed to do this. Also, a huge bonus is that the $200,000 Bar Poker Open tournament occurs right as the WSOP is going on so you get to experience that as well. This league has already done more for my poker game than 3 years has in other leagues. Just sayin’!

Joel Brandenburg

Austin, TX

I have to give a shout out to this Poker League and Tom for putting it all together, keeping it all together and doing a ton of work behind the scenes that none of us will ever know. To have the opportunity to play poker whenever I want with an absolutely wonderful group of men and women, is a true blessing. I appreciate the way all of you play against me with kindness an respect and to you I give that respect back to you. … I love this league so much.

Tim Bailey

Apex, NC

I do enjoy playing in the league! I enjoy seeing the people in the league, yeah, some can be “quirky” at times but I’m sure they feel the same towards me, overall good people from all walks of life who have a common interest in playing cards. It doesn’t hurt to win some cash and/or gift certificates along the way, I believe I’ve won well over $500 playing in the bars this past season and we’re not done yet.

Greg Barone

Cary, NC

This league is truly the best around! They care about their players, & do so much for so many different charities. I consider all of you my second family! Thanks again & we love you all!

Stacy Seff

Cary, NC

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