We will be hosting a BIKINI CAR WASH and fundraiser tournament for Joe the bartender at MVP Sports Bar on SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th!  The car wash will be from 10AM - 4PM! There will be regular poker tournaments at 10AM, 12PM & 2PM.  There will be a fundraiser tournament at 4:30PM.  There is a $10 suggested donation for the poker fundraiser. ALL proceeds from the car wash and benefit tournament will go to Joe the bartender to help pay for the emergency surgery that he had recently.  Come out to MVP and get your car cleaned by the bikini girls while you play Texas Hold'em with The Poker Pub of West Phoenix!


PLEASE NOTE: Tuesday, August 11th will be the last day at Famous Sam's on 43rd.  ALL of the sessions at Sam's will be moving to MVP Sports BarMVP now hosts sessions 7 days a week!  Come out to MVP EVERY SUNDAY at 6 & 9PM, EVERY MONDAY at 7 & 10PM, EVERY TUESDAY at 7 & 10PM, EVERY WEDNESDAY at 5:30 & 8:30PM, EVERY THURSDAY at 7 & 10PM, EVERY FRIDAY at 2:30 & 5:30PM and EVERY SATURDAY at 2 & 5PM! 


The Poker Pub of West Phoenix reserves the right to alter or cancel promotions at any time.

Registration for the $10,000 Slot Tournament and $3000 Freeroll poker tournament at The Sahara is now open to all players with points from January 1st 2009 through July 31st 2009.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis and will close as soon as we have 150 players registered.  Some players have already made reservations and have not sent us the hotel confirmation number.  We cannot guarantee your seat in the freeroll without your hotel reservation confirmation number.  Please email us at with your confirmation number within 24 hours of making your reservation.  See below for more information about these exciting events!

Slot area  Sahara poker room 


This special event will be held at The Sahara Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip!  Everyone that attends this event will also be invited to play in the Sahara's $10,000.00 Slot Tournament! 
The FREEROLL POKER TOURNAMENT will be held on Saturday, September 19th & Sunday, September 20th in the Sahara Poker Room. There will be one flight on each day.  The Finals will be held on Sunday afternoon.  The exact start times of the flights is TBD and will be announced when you receive your itinerary.
The Slot Tournament will be held on Friday, September 18th on the Sahara Casino floor at 10am & 2pm.  Early registration for the slot tournament will be from 5 - 7pm on Thursday, September 17th.  Late registration for the slot tournament will be from 9 - 10am on Friday, September 18th. 

The Sahara is offering GREAT ROOM RATES for these special events!  


Here is how it works:
All players will be responsible for transportation to and from Las Vegas and must sign a liability waiver upon receipt of the tournament itinerary.  
For those of you that want to fly to Vegas you can visit Southwest Airlines website and sign up for their new "ding" that you can download to your desktop.  We have seen rates as low as $60 round trip with this new program!  Bus fares are around $60 round trip with 21 day advance purchase.  There will also be some carpooling to Vegas.  If you are interested in signing up for the carpool program, let us know and we will place you on a list that will be posted on the website and at the games.


PLEASE NOTE: You have 2 options to reserve your seat(s) in the September 2009 $3,000.00 Freeroll and $10,000.00 Slot Tournament that will be held at The Sahara Hotel & Casino on Thursday, September 17th through Sunday, September 20th 2009.

1. You can reserve your seat through The Poker Pub by paying a deposit and we will reserve your room for you.  You MUST supply us with a valid email address to send your confirmation number to.  You will receive your confirmation number within 5 business days of receipt of your deposit.  You can give your deposit to any of our Tournament Directors or send us an email to including your valid email address and daytime and evening contact phone numbers.  We will respond within 72 hours to make arrangements to collect your deposit and book your room.  You will be required to sign a liability waiver when you make your deposit.  Deposits can be cash, check or money order made out to The Sharp Marketing Group.  If you write a check and it does not clear your banking institution there will be a $25 returned check fee. 

2. You can book your rooms directly through the Sahara Reservation line at 1-866-382-8884.  You will NOT be able to book your room online.  You MUST use the PROMO CODE - FALL09C - ONLY if you are checking in on Thursday to play in the Slot Tournament.  
If you are checking in on Friday or Saturday you MUST use the PROMO CODE - POKER0909.
NOTE: IF YOU BOOK THE ROOM YOURSELF, YOU MUST SEND US AN EMAIL AT WITHIN 48 HOURS OF BOOKING WITH THE CONFIRMATION NUMBER SO THAT WE CAN REGISTER YOU FOR THE POKER TOURNAMENT.  If you fail to email us the confirmation number, we cannot guarantee your seat in the poker tournament.

*The room rates will be Thursday $25 + tax, Friday $30 + tax, Saturday $30 + tax and Sunday $30 + tax if you are booking the rooms yourself.  All facility charges will be waived. 
If we book the rooms for you the rates will be Thursday $30 (tax included) Friday $35 (tax included) Saturday $35 (tax included) and Sunday $35 (tax included) All facility charges will be waived.

*Room rates are for double occupancy.  If you want a room to yourself or are taking a spouse/friend you will pay for the entire amount.  If you want to be placed in a room with another player your rate will be half the above rate ($15 for Thursday and $17.50 per day for Fri, Sat & Sun) and the room must be booked by The Poker Pub.  NOTE: You will be required to supply a valid ID and either a valid credit card or cash deposit for room incidentals upon checkin.

You will receive your itinerary (along with rooming list) for the Poker Tournament - flight number and time - no later than September 15th 2009.  You must sign a liabilty waiver upon receipt of your itinerary.

When checking into your room, you will be required to have a valid ID and credit card or cash deposit for incidentals.  All players will be required to get a free Club Sahara card upon arrival.  Based on your play, you can qualify for future discounts on room rates, meals, show tickets and merchandise along with many other great promotions offered by Club Sahara!  Visit the Sahara website at for more information about their exciting promotions and specials including $1 blackjack! 

CLICK HERE or go to for more information about Club Sahara Rewards.  

If you have any questions about this special promotion, contact us through the website at:( or email us at

We look forward to seeing you in Vegas and ..."May all your cards (and slot reels) be WINNERS!

The Sahara Hotel & Casino reserves all rights.

The Poker Pub reserves the right to alter or cancel promotions at any time.


We are pleased to announce that Connolly's Grill (located East of I-17 on Carefree Highway) has joined The Poker Pub of West Phoenix! Connolly's is a brand new sports grill with GREAT food, drinks and FUN!  To kick off this venue, we will be awarding a seat in The Poker Pub 2010 National Tournament of Champions to the WINNER of BOTH sessions on August 24th!  Connolly's will be hosting sessions EVERY MONDAY at 6 & 9PM starting on Monday, August 24th!  Come out to Connolly's Grill and help us kick off this GREAT NEW VENUE while you WIN A SEAT AT NATIONALS!  We would like to thank all of you in advance for supporting this venue!

To kick off the NEW Saturday sessions at MVP Sports Bar we will be awarding a $25 gas card to the overall points winner for the day on Saturday, August 15th!  Come out to the early sessions at MVP EVERY SATURDAY at 10AM & 12PM (starting on August 15th)  MVP also hosts sessions EVERY SUNDAY at 6 & 9PM, EVERY WEDNESDAY at 5:30 & 8:30PM and EVERY THURSDAY at 7 & 10PM!

We are kicking off the Mystery Bounty promotion at VFW Post 1433 tonight (August 6th) The games are at 6 & 8:30PM.  Please see related story below for more information on the Mystery Bounty promotion.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be suspending the sessions at Silver Spur Saloon in Cave Creek for the rest of the summer.  We have NEW Monday sessions starting at Connolly's Grill (located West of I-17 on Carefree Highway) on August 24th. The games at Connolly's will be at 6 & 9PM.
The last sessions for the summer at Silver Spur will be Monday, August 10th. 

Thursday, August 6th will be the last sessions at Speed Sports until further notice.  We have changed the Mystery Bounty promotion to VFW Post 1433 on Thursdays.  See related story below for more information on the Mystery Bounty.  We wish Speed Sports the best and we may resume games there when they expand the menu and beverage choices.   

Starting on Sunday, August 2nd, the SUNDAY SESSIONS at Pappy's will be NO RIVER HOLD'EM TOURNAMENTS!  All WINNERS at Pappy's from August 2nd - September 30th will not only receive entry into the OCTOBER 3rd WINNERS only TOC at Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife, they will also receive an entry into the Pappy's NO RIVER HOLD'EM WINNERS TOC (Time & date TBA) at Pappy's where the WINNER will receive a seat in The Poker Pub 2010 National Tournament of Champions and compete with players from around the nation for a seat in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker!  

The basic rules are the same as Texas Hold'em with the following exceptions:  Each player will be dealt 3 hole cards.  There will be a round of betting.  There will be a flop (3 cards) and another round of betting.  There will be a turn (1 card) and the last round of betting.  (3 total betting rounds) The best 5 card hand wins.  You can use all 3 of your hole cards to make the best hand.  You must use at least one of your hole cards since there will be only 4 cards on the board.  There is NO RIVER card.  Hence the name NO RIVER HOLD'EM! 

We hope you all enjoy this variation of the game!  If you hear someone at the games telling you about how they "got turned" you will know that they have been playing NO RIVER HOLD'EM with The Poker Pub of West Phoenix! 

The Poker Pub of West Phoenix reserves the right to alter or cancel promotions at any time. 

We are running a NEW Mystery Bounty promotion at Gavilan Peak and VFW Post 1433 for the month of August!  Here is how it works:

At the beginning of each session the bartender or server will pick a random number.  The person that is signed in on that number will be the MYSTERY BOUNTY!  Players will not know who the mystery bounty is until someone eliminates them from the game.  The player that takes out the mystery bounty will then become the mystery bounty. This will continue until we reach the final table at which time the 25 points will be awarded to the player that is the mystery bounty at that time.

Bounty points will be awarded as follows: The initial mystery bounty will receive 10 Bounty Points.  The player that eliminates the mystery bounty at the final table will receive 15 Bounty Points.  The player that is the mystery bounty when the final table starts will receive 25 Bounty Points.  If you are the initial Mystery Bounty and you WIN the tournament, you will receive all the bounty points for the session (50 POINTS!)
The player with the most bounty points for the month will receive a $25 gas card!  The bounty points will also count toward overall points toward entry into the September TOP 300 Point Leaders TOC!

The TOP 16 players at EVERY SESSION at these venues will also receive *DOUBLE POINTS during August!

*Bounty points will not be doubled.

Come out to Gavilan Peak EVERY SUNDAY at 3:30 & 6PM and EVERY TUESDAY at 6:30 & 9PM and VFW Post 1433 EVERY THURSDAY at 6 & 8:30PM and earn your bounty points to WIN A GAS CARD and BRAGGING RIGHTS!

The Poker Pub of West Phoenix reserves the right to alter or cancel promotions at any time. 

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