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PlayNationTM Poker

Created by a veteran for the exlcusive benefit of veterans.

2019 Alberta Championship Grand Prize Sponsored by: 

D-TECH Non-Destructive Testing & Consulting
Owner: Derek Billard

Amateur poker tournaments played weekly at locations across Alberta and Manitoba.

Recent Events/News

COVID Update

We have sent emails to our venues, asking about their plans to re-open. HOWEVER, we won't re-start poker until the real threat has passed. We will not ask our players to risk their health (and their lives) to re-start before it's safe to do so. Also, we thank you for...

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People who know me know that it takes a lot to get me truly riled up. They also know that it takes a LOT more before I say anything for public consumption. However, a recent event has made my blood boil and, to me, it’s worth the expected and imminent backlash to...

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PlayNation and Covid-19

We would all love to get back to normal as soon as possible. BUT, that's not about to happen in the next few days. PlayNation Poker Ltd is unable to predict when we'll be resuming. In the meantime, if your venue re-opens, PLEASE inform us so we can come up with a plan...

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About PlayNation

PlayNationTM Poker Ltd is a non-profit company that was created with one single purpose, and that is to support veterans. We have free Texas Hold’em games in locations across Alberta and Manitoba.

Today’s events

AB, BowdenTime: 19:00Location: Bowden Poker Club
AB, CarstairsTime: 19:00Location: Carstairs Poker Club

Weekly events



AB, RimbeyTime: 19:00Location: Rimbey


AB, BanffTime: 19:00Location: Banff Legion
AB, PonokaTime: 19:00Location: Ponoka Legion


AB, LacombeTime: 19:00Location: Lacombe Legion
AB, OldsTime: 19:00Location: Olds Legion
AB, Turner ValleyTime: 19:00Location: Turner Valley Legion
AB, VegrevilleTime: 19:00Location: Vegreville Legion
AB, WainwrightTime: 19:00Location: Wainwright Legion
AB, WetaskiwinTime: 19:00Location: Wetaskiwin Legion


AB, CanmoreTime: 19:00Location: Canmore 3 Sisters Legion
AB, Red DeerTime: 19:00Location: Red Deer Legion
AB, Fort McMurrayTime: 19:00Location: Fort McMurray Legion


AB, ExshawTime: 19:00Location: Exshaw Legion


AB, BowdenTime: 19:00Location: Bowden Poker Club
AB, CarstairsTime: 19:00Location: Carstairs Poker Club

Show us your hand!

Think you got what it takes to earn spot at the final table? Or do you just like playing the game? Send us a message and we’ll help get you signed up for the location nearest you. 


The winner of the Provincial Championship qualifies to represent PlayNationTM at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, with the entry cost paid for by PlayNation Poker, along with travel money.

Champions Wall 

Alvin Johnson

2018 Alberta Provincial Champion

Trevor Hepfner

2017 Alberta Provincial Champion

Neil Skaluba

2016 Alberta Provincial Champion

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