Real Poker LLC represents a paradigm shift in the way poker tournaments are conducted in Arizona.

Since 2015, our entertainment events have been successfully registered with the Arizona Attorney General’s office as intellectual amusements. Our events are modeled after the USCF’s $50,000 U.S. Open Chess Championship conducted at the Waldorf Astoria’s Arizona Biltmore Resort and Conference Center in August 2015.

Real Poker tournament events are conducted exclusively by members, for members (who can invite up to eight bona fide guests). We do, however, conduct an annual membership drive which includes inviting the public to participate in the annual “REAL Arizona State Poker Championship” with a projected cash prize over $500,000 by Year 5.

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Real Poker is “your home game away from home”.



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Real Poker’s prototype table (delivered November 2017).
Photo courtesy of © Thomas Jackson

Real Poker paves the way for a federation of non-profit poker clubs throughout Arizona conducting amusement gambling poker tournaments as entertainment events under the intellectual (mind sport) gambling exclusion. The enabling laws required by A.R.S. § 13-3306(b)(i) and A.R.S. § 13-3302 consists of the rules and statutes regulating intellectual amusement gambling pursuant to A.R.S. § 13-3311 and A.R.S. § 13-3301.1(d)iii. Real Poker’s books are open to inspection and all required taxes are paid. All opinions expressed herein are the opinions of private individuals, not an attorney.

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