Step 1: Complete the membership application below. Print a hard copy for your records.
Step 2: Bring your ID and printed application to the event you have been invited to. Alternatively, you can e-mail the completed application to Membership@RealPoker.org, but not all systems and PDF software allows saving or sending data forms. You may be able to "print to PDF" or "Preview" and save that file, or take a screen snapshot or a photo of your screen or printed application. Applications will be available at events as well.
Step 3: You're now a player on the Arizona Poker Tour. You'll begin enjoying the benefits of Real Poker membership. You'll be invited to all future events, and begin earning points in the Arizona Poker Player of the Year contest. You'll receive an official membership card. You'll begin earning bonus starting chips for use in public freeroll events. You'll be paid a 50% commission for the lifetime of any new members you recruit (up to $100 value). You'll be eligible to run for office, volunteer, get hired by the club, and more! So send your application in now, and get on the soft opening invitation list. Members may invite up to eight (8) guests under IRS 501c7 guidelines.*
*Under I.R.S. guidelines, members must pay their guest’s fees, if any. Guests do not receive any membership benefits, although they may be eligible for promotional awards (i.e., High Hand). Points are not retroactive for guests. Guests may become members after an event and willl earn any points they would be eligible to receive, but that decision must be made before Real Poker event staff shut down the event.
Whoever sent you to RealPoker.org will likely be your membership sponsor. Every member must have a sponsor. This isn't to avoid infiltration by the cops (we'll be inviting them to our events). This is part of the I.R.S. requirement that membership in a 501c7 must be limited. We further limit the membership by requiring a total of $200 in lifetime membership fees, or capital contributions. After all, the club, its equipment, its accounts, everything is 100% operated and controlled by and for the members . Every member should have an equal amount of "skin" in the game, not just the founding members.
Our goal is to have our first mobile setup (6 tables) conducting 1-2 events nightly at 6 or 7 different venues in different parts of the Valley by the end of our first year of operation. We'll get there quickly and easily if enough people participate.
Per the club operating agreement:All members are required make a lifetime aggregate of $160-$200 in capital contributions (membership fees) to the cooperative. A $40 annual club membership is effectively a layaway plan to lifetime membership. If $40 is a financial hardship for you, the club offers alternatives. Speak to or e-mail the club Treasurer. Member’s capital contributions are used to crowdfund pre-revenue and startup costs, including incorporating and licensing, initial equipment, ongoing maintenance and upgrades, expansion, and reserves for various programs in furtherance of our exempt purpose.
The club operates with complete transparency, open meetings, and open books. All financial transactions are available to all members for review. Audited budget and balance sheets are provided at regular meetings. It is of paramount importance that the club's ethical, responsible, civil activities are always above board and beyond reproach.
Real Poker LLC is a private, membership club operating as a not-for-profit 501c7 cooperative. Real Poker has created the Arizona Poker Tour as a series of amusement gambling poker tournaments (APGTs) in furtherance of our exempt purpose: the proliferation of the play and appreciation of the sport of poker throughout Arizona, including, but not limited to, those 7 of 15 counties without access to a professionally dealt, competitive game.