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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


Message from Allan. I NEED YOUR HELP! It’s with a very heavy heart that I’m forced to consider closing PlayNation permanently. Here is my situation. First Issue I’ve been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, so my days are numbered. They just can’t narrow down just how much...

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Poker status

I'm getting lots of emails, as expected, telling me that the casinos are open, and asking me about a re-start date for PlayNation. I stopped into the Cash Casino in Red Deer yesterday and found that the poker room is open but there are plexi-glass barriers that...

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Announcement coming

We have heard back from most venues regarding a re-start and we'll have enough information to decide next week if and when we can restart. If all goes well, we're looking at mid to late September, as a few venues do not yet have executive approval for table games. If...

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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.

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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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