World Series -or- Bust



We're goin' to Vegas!!!
Who's comin' with??

  • WIN 1 OF TWENTY (20) World Series Packages!  
    We asked players what they want an opportunity to play for, and hands down the consensus is the premiere tournament series in the world, which gives us the biggest potential win. So we're going to back to Vegas baby! Play the league and you'll ultimately have a chance to win one of twenty packages which all include a seat AND cash.  Did you know? Last year's final table of the World Series Main Event split over $30 MILLION between them. Imagine playing in a tournament where making the final table pays at least $1 million dollars! First place paid $10 MILLION, 2nd place $6 MILLION, 3rd place $4 MILLION, 4th place $3 MILLION, and so on. THIS IS EVERY POKER PLAYER'S DREAM TO PLAY THIS TOURNAMENT! Win your seat for FREE playing the league! 
  • Two (2) $11,000 Main Event & Eighteen (18) $1500 Packages
    The two (2) $11,000 Main Event packages will be given away in two separate championship tournaments: League Champ Championship and the World Series or Bust Championship. It is definitely possible to qualify and play in BOTH tournaments! League Champs and Tournament of Champions winners at each bar (or alternates) automatically qualify to play in the League Champ Championship. State tournament qualifiers and Super-TOC winners will automatically play in the World Series or Bust Championship, along with state qualifiers and Last Chance qualifiers. Click here for the qualifier diagram. 

  • WIN Travel Vouchers
    Top qualifiers at national qualifying contests will earn trophy and travel voucher in addition to a seat in the WORLD SERIES -or- BUST national championship! 

  • Exciting National Final
    Lots of poker action awaits you in Las Vegas when you qualify for FPN's national championship series. The series kicks off with the League Champ Championship where the winner receives a $11,000 Main Event Package, plus the top 15% players advance to the World Series -or- Bust Championship. Anyone who qualifies for Vegas also can play Last Chance cash qualifiers to have a chance to qualify or earn starting stack bonuses in the World Series -or- Bust Championship. In addition, there will be a FPN Tag Team Championship event, $100 free headsup matches with poker celebrities, VIP cocktail party and other fun surprises. Alternates will be allowed to represent missing players in the League Champ Championship, so EVERY bar has a chance to compete. Alternates also will be allowed to play LAST CHANCE qualifiers to try and qualify at the last minute. Lots of exciting poker action awaits! But remember, you can't WIN if you don't PLAY!



There are a number of ways to qualify for the WORLD SERIES -or- BUST national final.  

  1. The first step is to play free texas holdem tournaments at a participating location near you to earn points, win nightly prizes (varies) and win a Scratch Poker card for a chance to win $200 or $1,000 instantly!

  2. Monthly points leaders qualify for end-of-season playoff tournaments and also build points toward earning League Champion status (Fall & Winter sessions). Since the Leaderboards reset every MONTH, you never have to worry about being completely out of the race. Once you qualify, you want to KEEP PLAYING to earn various BONUSES such as the League Champ Medallion, State qualification, and chip bonuses. For example, if you qualified 2 months out of the quarter, you would receive a 2x starting stack bonus at the Regional playoff tournament! Be sure to chance the League Champ designation and important bonuses! For example, ALL League Champs and Tournament of Champions automatically qualify for the LEAGUE CHAMP CHAMPIONSHIP. 

  3. Win any regular season contest to qualify for the in-house TOURNAMENT of CHAMPIONS. TOC winner earns a medallion and qualify for the LEAGUE CHAMP CHAMPIONSHIP in Las Vegas.

  4. Participate and qualify in end-of-season playoff regional and/or state tourney(s) to win trophy, playoff vouchers and seat in national championship event. PLAYOFF tournaments are held at the end of each quarter (Fall, Spring) and qualify players to advance to the end-of-season STATE tournament. League Champs skip regional playoffs and advance directly to State. At the State tournament, players can earn travel vouchers, trophies, bonus prizes, and a seat in the EXCLUSIVE FPN WORLD SERIES -or- BUST National Championship.

  5. Participate in NLOP/FPNOnline tourneys to qualify online. There are daily freerolls to advance to quarterly championship tourneys and there are also monthly VIP tourney to qualify for the WORLD SERIES -or- BUST national championship. Players can earn travel vouchers online as well.  

THE MORE YOU QUALIFY, THE MORE CHIPS YOU GET! Qualify for nationals multiple times to receive up to 3X chip bonus in the final tournament!

Did you know? It's theoretically possible to qualify by winning just TWO tournaments at your local bar (win a regular season tourney AND the bar's Tournament of Champions tourney - it's been done! Michael Ackermann from Port 104 in Lake City Turns Scratch Poker card into $10,000 cash).. or simply take down one of the monthly VIP tournaments online. Also, by winning any regular season tournament you get a chance to get lucky with our Scratch Poker card. Scratch off a royal flush to win $1,000 cash or scratch 4-of-a-kind or better to qualify for a seat in the WORLD SERIES -or- BUST finale! Tell your poker playing buddies to come out and play and you'll receive bonus chips for bringing new players into the game. 




    • Win the points race at your bar in any QUARTER (Fall, Winter) to earn the LEAGUE CHAMP title and coveted League Champ Medallion (Main Event Mania TOC Medallion pictured right-new design for World Series or Bust coming soon). League Champs earn another important bonus - automatically qualifying for the state championship...skip regional playoffs!!! PLUS *NEW* ALL medallion holders are automatically invited to Nationals to play the League Champ/TOC Bonus Freeroll and Last Chance Tournaments. 

    • All winners of each tournament automatically qualify for the end-of-season TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS. The overall TOC Champ will earn bragging rights and a TOC Medallion, plus an automatic invite to Nationals to play the League Champ Championship for a $11,000 Main Event Package! Plus top 15% from that tournament advance to the World Series -or- Bust Championship. 
    • Note: Super-TOC locations earn a travel voucher and advance directly to the WORLD SERIES -or- BUST championship event. 

Note: at exclusive locations ("Super-T.O.C.") the in-house Tournament of Champions winner will qualify DIRECTLY for a seat in the WORLD SERIES -or- BUST championship tourney.  There's so many ways to win in the league, it's hard to keep them all straight!!!


Weekly winners will receive the added bonus of playing Scratch Poker game for a chance to INSTANTLY win CASH and an invite to Nationals! The game has all 52 cards randomly arranged and hidden. Scratch off any SEVEN (7) to make the best poker hand possible. You will win an invite to the national series INSTANTLY by getting 4 of a Kind or higher! Scratch a Royal Flush and you will also earn $1,000 cash! ALSO! 

Scratch off 2 pair or better and you will be eligible for a new monthly drawing for invites to national championship and/or prizes! Write your name and address on the back of the card and send it to FPN Gaming, 4151 38th St S, Suite C, Fargo, ND 58104 for the monthly drawing!


Players who appear in each weekly tournament at a location are automatically entered into a MONTHLY drawing for awesome prizes! We will award national invites, local tourney buy-ins, merchandise/swag, and cool gadgets. It pays to participate on the regular! 


Qualify multiple times to earn bonus starting chips for playoff events and even the national final! Stack em up! ALSO - bring a friend to any regular season tourney and they will receive bonus chips, and so will you! 


FPN Online

    • Satellite Tourneys are held NIGHTLY on NLOP/FPNOnline. Everyone who points in league play receives entry (check email) to nightly satellites where the top 2 each night advance to the quarterly bonus tourneys. The overall winner of each bonus tourney will qualify for the WORLD SERIES -or- BUST Championship Event AND a $200 Travel Voucher! Don't have a local bar league to play in? No problem, you can also play the daily freerolls to qualify for the nightly satellites. 
      Bonus Tourney Dates:
      • TBA
      • TBA 

    • *NEW* FPNOnline VIP MEMBERS automatically have a seat in the MONTHLY FPNOnline National Qualifier. Overall winner of each monthly earns a seat in the WORLD SERIES -or- BUST Championship event plus $200 travel voucher! Anyone with VIP status online can enter the monthly championship. And did you know? VIP members have access to LOTS and LOTS of other cash and prizes up for grabs on the NLOP site, including special perks for signing up a VIP account. Sign up as a VIP on FPNOnline today - it's worth it!
      • The monthly online VIP championship tournaments will run on a schedule. Click here for schedule.
      • Memberships only $29/month. 


(The following regions with more than 5 participating bars will have regional playoff step to advance to state Finals)

      • Fall regionals--January 2020 
      • Spring regionals--April 2020
    • BONUS ONLINE TOURNEYS (Gamecard tourneys - free for all FPN players)
      • TBA
      • (note: VIP members have access to monthy VIP tournaments - see schedule)
      • April/May 2020
      • In-house tourneys - April & May 2020
    • 2020 WORLD SERIES -or- BUST Championship
      • Golden Nugget Casino - Wednesday June 24th, 2020 to June 26th.
      • Complete Tournament Schedule to be announced soon.


Click here to search for a participating location in your area. If there is not a location near you, start one! The Free Poker Network is a grass-roots organization started and run by players. Find out how you can earn $$ for running tournaments or organizing leagues in your area.

Did you know? Last year, four (4) FPN league players won $10,000 Main Event Seats! Who will represent FPN in the world's largest poker tournament this year? Might as well be YOU!