Manitoba's Biggest Poker Tournament

The PlayNow Poker Championship (PNPC) is brought to you by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries and is hosted at Club Regent Casino in Winnipeg, MB.

Available prize pool of over $500,000 (based on all seats sold).

You could win PLAYER OF THE SERIES

Earn the most points during the series and you’ll win tickets to all four PNPC Events at the next series, a $2,400 value!

Our Fall 2019 Player of the Series winner is Anders Prokopowich!

See rules and regulations at live tournament for details.

PlayNow Poker Championship

Latest Winners from PNPC Fall 2019

Mikki Gagic

$28,539.00

$600 NO LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM BBA

First Place Winner: Mikki Gagic
September 5-6, 2019
 Results [49KB]

Norbert Rosario

$14,860.00

$300 NO LIMIT BOUNTY BBA

First Place Winner: Norbert Rosario
September 6 2019
 Results [43KB]

Sheldon Kent

$61,499.00

$1,100 NO LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM MAIN EVENT

First Place Winner: Sheldon Kent
September 7-8 2019
 Results [43KB]

Jason Fennell

$15,014.00

$400 NO LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM

First Place Winner: Jason Fennell
September 8 2019
 Results [43KB]

Photo credit: Poker News Canada/Lyle Bateman

  See previous years winners [4.9MB]

PNPC Main Schedule

Event Date Start Time Buy-In Estimated Prize Pool*
Single Table Satellites Wednesday, September 4 2019 7:00 PM $120 for $1,100 satellite
$70 for $600 satellite
$50 for $400 satellite
Seat in $1,100 or $600 or $400 event
Thursday, September 5 & Friday, September 6 2019 7:00 PM $120 for $1,100 satellite
$50 for $400 satellite
Seat in $1,100 or $400 event
Saturday, September 7 2019 7:00 PM $50 for $400 satellite Seat $400 event
Multi-Table Satellite Tournament Wednesday, September 4 2019 7:00 PM $180 Seat in $1,100 & $600 events
No Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament Thursday, September 5 2019 Day 1: 2:00 PM $600 $143,000 pool plus bounties*
No Limit Texas Hold'Em Turbo Bounty Tournament Day 1: Friday, September 6 2019
Day 2 (if required): Saturday, September 7 2019
Day 1: 2:00 PM
Day 2 (if required): 1:00 PM
$300 $71,500 pool including bounties*
Poker Championship - No Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament Day 1: Saturday, September 7 2019
Day 2: Sunday, September 8 2019
Day 1: 12:00 PM
Day 2: 12:00 PM
$1,100 $260,000 pool*
No Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament Sunday, September 8 2019 1:00 PM $400 $60,000 pool*

*based on a sell-out event

For complete tournament rules, visit the Casinos of Winnipeg website

All patrons must be 18 years of age or older. Photo ID may be required for in person events.

Event 1

Single Table Satellites
September 4-7 2019
Start Time: 7:00 PM Daily
Prizes: Entry to $1,100 or $600 or $400 Event

Open to all

PlayNow Poker Championship Multi-Table Satellite Tournament
Wednesday, September 4 2019
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Buy-In: $180 ($170 to prize pool + $10 registration)
Prizes: Entry to $1,100 & $600 events; The number of players will determine the number of $1,100 & $600 events tickets available
  • Starting Chip Stack - $7,500 in tournament chips
  • 20 minute blind levels - Big Blind Ante begins at Level 4
  • 200 Maximum number of entrants (alternate list used if capacity is reached)
  • Late registration available prior to the start of level 6 (approx.9:00 pm)

Event 2

No Limit Texas Hold'Em Tournament
Thursday, September 5 2019
Start Time: Day 1: 2:00 PM, Day 2: 1:00 PM
Buy-in: $600 ($550 + $50 registration fee)

Day 1:

  • Starting Chip Stack - $15,000 in tournament chips
  • Re-entry (late registration) will be accepted prior to the start of Level 6 (approx.4:50pm)
  • 30 minute blind levels
  • Big Blind Ante begins at Level 4
  • 260 Maximum number of players (alternate list used if capacity is reached)
  • Play will cease at the end of Level 22 (approximately 2:30am)
  • Remaining players will continue on Friday, September 6 2019 at 1:00pm

Day 2:

  • The remaining players will resume play at Level 23
  • 30 minute blind levels
  • Play to completion

Event 3

No Limit Texas Hold'Em Turbo Bounty Tournament
Friday, September 6 2019
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Buy-in: $300 ($225 + $50 toward bounty pool + $25 registration fee)
  • Starting Chip Stack - $10,000 in tournament chips
  • Re-entry (late registration) will be accepted until the start of Level 7 (4:20pm)
  • 20 minute blind levels
  • Big Blind Ante begins at Level 4
  • 260 maximum number of players (alternate list used if capacity is reached)
  • Play to completion

Event 4

No Limit Texas Hold’Em Poker Championship
Saturday, September 7 - Sunday, September 8 2019
Start Time: Day 1 - 12:00 PM, Day 2 - 12:00 PM
Buy-in: $1,100 ($1,000 + $100 registration fee)

Day 1:

  • Starting Chip Stack - $25,000 in tournament chips
  • Re-entry (late registration) will be accepted prior to the start of Level 7 (approx. 5:30pm)
  • 45 minute blind levels
  • Big Blind Ante begins at Level 4
  • 260 Maximum number of players (alternate list used if capacity is reached)
  • Play will cease after Level 15 (approx. 12:50am)
  • Remaining Players will continue on Sunday, September 8 2019 at 12:00pm

Day 2:

  • The remaining players will resume play at Level 16
  • 45 minute blind levels
  • Play to completion

Event 5

No Limit Texas Hold'Em Tournament
Sunday, September 8 2019
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Buy-in: $400 ($375 + $25 registration fee)
  • Starting Chip Stack - $10,000 in tournament chips
  • Re-entry (late registration) will be accepted prior to the start of Level 6 (approx. 3:25pm)
  • 25 minute blind levels
  • Big Blind Ante begins at Level 4
  • 160 Maximum number of players (alternate list used if capacity is reached)
  • Play to completion

Satellites & More

You could win your way in to the PlayNow Poker Championship! Satellites available in person at Club Regent Casino.

Enter satellites in person during the PNPC!

Multi-Table Satellite Tournament
Wednesday, September 4 ONLY
Start time: 7:00 pm
$180 ($170+$10)
Maximum 200 entrants
$7,500 starting stack, 20 minute levels - Big Blind Ante begins at Level 4
The number of players will determine the number of $1,100 & $600 event tickets available

Single Table Satellites will be held at Club Regent Casino as outlined below:

$600 Event Satellite $1,100 ME Satellite $400 Event Satellite
Wednesday, September 4, 7pm Buy-In $70 Buy-In $120 Buy-In $50
Thursday, September 5, 7pm Buy-In $70 Buy-In $120 Buy-In $50
Friday, September 6, 7pm Buy-In $120 Buy-In $50
Saturday, September 7, 7pm Buy-In $50

Tables will start once ten people are signed up.

For full rules, contact the Poker Room:

Club Regent Casino
Poker Room
poker@mbll.ca
(204) 957-2500 ext 3333

All patrons must be 18 years of age or older. Photo ID may be required for in person events.

Get Tickets

Buy tickets in person at the PNPC. Cash, debit and credit cards accepted. Please bring a piece of valid photo ID with you.

About Club Regent Casino

The PlayNow Poker Championship will take place at Club Regent Casino in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Club Regent Casino features 1,200 slot machines, bingo, a full suite of table games, a party pit, and a state-of-the-art Entertainment Centre. Club Regent Casino is also home to the Galleon Reef aquarium, a walk-through view into our own tropical ocean re-opening in 2020.

The PlayNow Poker Championship takes place on the lower floor of Club Regent, inside Jag’s Restaurant area. Entrance next to the waterfall.

The Club Regent Poker Room is one of the biggest in western Canada with 16 tables and all amenities a player could ask for. Additional food and beverage service is available on the casino's main floor at the Ice Cream Shoppe, McDonald’s, Toukie’s Lounge, and the brand new Centre Bar.

In addition to the tournament activities, guests are invited to enjoy slots, bingo, and other table games in the 43,000 square-foot main floor gaming area.

During tournament dates, amenities such as a Ticketmaster desk and ATM machines are made available in the tournament area.

For more venue details, click here.

Club Regent Casino
1425 Regent Avenue West
Winnipeg, MB

About Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg is home to over 750,000 of Canada's friendliest people. The city is built around the intersection of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. That area is now called The Forks and has been declared a national historic site.

Winnipeg features world-class attractions such as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and The Forks, hip neighbourhoods such as Osborne Village, and a diverse arts community.

Winnipeg is known for indie music, and is home to many live music venues and pubs featuring local musicians and performers. Winnipeg is also home to two casinos, McPhillips Station Casino and Club Regent Casino.

The city has a thriving culinary scene, with choices ranging from swanky sit-down restaurants to local diners serving home-cooked meals. Did you know Winnipeg is the official Slurpee Capital of the World?

For more information about local attractions, visit Tourism Winnipeg.

Hotel & Transportation

Local Hotels

Casino Stay & Play Packages are available at any of six Canad Inns locations in Winnipeg. For details and to book go to: https://www.canadinns.com/stay/stay-play-package-promotion/

Alternatively, use Tourism Winnipeg's search engine to locate a hotel.

Transportation

Transportation within the city is available via taxi or transit bus. Some hotels may also offer shuttle services to and from the tournament venue.

Casino Poker Rooms

Club Regent Casino
Poker Room
(204) 957-2500 ext. 3333

All patrons must be 18 years of age or older. Photo ID may be required for in person events.