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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

Season 36 Venue Finals

Venue finals for Season 36 will be held during the week of Feb 24 to 29. Instructions and waivers will be sent out next week. This is your first chance to qualify for the 2020 Provincials!

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New Provincial Champion

After a hard fought battle, WAYNE GLASS of Carstairs emerged as our new Provincial Champion, having defeated 132 great players. Tim Reid, also of Carstairs, placed 2nd. The final standings were as follows: Wayne GlassTim ReidRick ElliottMike GreshnerAnne Van...

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A new record!

We have 172 qualifiers for the provincials. All previous winners want to be the first to repeat, so it's going to be fun!

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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
MB, RussellTime: 19:00Location: Russell Inn


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


AB, Turner ValleyTime: 19:00Location: Turner Valley Legion
AB, LacombeTime: 19:00Location: Lacombe Legion
AB, OldsTime: 19:00Location: Olds 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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