How to play Midwest Poker League

MWPL is free to play. Play whenever, wherever and as often as you like.

Players will start out each game with 1500 chips. Players have the option to get 1000 chip add-ons  from the bar by purchasing a $10 bar tabs. Players may purchase as many of these bar tabs as they like before and up to and including first break. For every $10 bar tab you purchase you receive a 1000 chip to add to your starting stack. If you get knocked out before break you have the option to purchase a partial re-buy
(see host).

Players earn points every time they play. Points are based on the number of players that are playing in each game. Players also earn bonus chips to the MWPL Main Event (held quarterly). 10 Chips just for playing, 25 Chips for 3rd, 50 Chips for 2nd, and 100 Chips for 1st.

Nightly winners and sometimes 2nd or 3rd place will win prizes from the bar. Points and Wins will qualify you for our end of season (12 week) tournaments. Once qualified for any or all of our end of season tournaments, you will have a shot at the big money. Prizes are based on weekly player participation. The more players that play the larger the prize pool for end of season tournaments.

Ways to Qualify and Win Additional Prizes

MWPL Main Event
All it takes in a WIN to qualify. Win any tournament and your in the game. Players receive bonus chips to the Main Event every time you play games during the season. We payout a maximum of 8 places.

Battle of the Bars
We take the top 2 players (based on points) from each regular season game and they will play a teamed event. Players will play independently the first hour. At break we combine your chips with your partners and you will switch off playing against other teams. A location must host a minimum of 8 games to be considered a Battle of the Bars location. Winning team will determine the location of the next Battle of the Bars. Payouts are based on prize pool. Teammates will split the prizes.

Wins Race
The player with the most wins at the end of the season will receive $10 x # of wins. Player with the 2nd most wins receive $5 x # of wins. In the event of a tie for 1st we split $15 a win amongst the winners.

Midwest Poker League is totally legal and designed for players that want to have fun.
Come out and patronize the bars that have the games.