Season 26 quarterly tournament will be held on Saturday, July 15th at 10:00 a.m. at Ponderosa Lounge!

We have a new game every Sunday at 12:30 at Chill 'N Fill in North Portland!  Join us each week!

New Game!  Trolley Trail Tavern starts this Sunday, April 23rd at noon in Oak Grove, OR!

New Directors:
Craig Retallack - NOPO Eagles (Friday), Greeley (Sunday)
Matt Foote - M&M Restaurant on Sundays and Tuesdays
Paula Hayes - Trolley Trail Tavern on Sundays
Brandon Rasmusson - Mock Crest on Wednesdays

Your Mondays just got a little extra added dose of fun!  Now EVERY Monday at M & M, there will be a Spin The Wheel promotion.  One player spins the wheel to find out what game they will be playing up to the first break!  Regular Hold'em commences after the break.  

FOURnew games! 

M & M's on Tuesday's at 7:00 (Gresham)

CJ's on Monday's at 7:00 (Milwaukie)

The Grove on Wednesday's at 7:00 (Milwaukie)

Vogies on Tuesday's at 7:00

Please help us welcome David Beaver to our team of Directors!  David will be running the Tuesday night game at our new venue in Gladstone, Vogies, starting April 4th.  Join us for kick off night!

​​Please help us welcome Tracy Krasnov to our team of Directors!  Tracy will be running the Wednesday night game at the Eagles in Tigard starting March 30th.  Thank you to Charles King and Michelle Sterner for running the games over the past year.  You will be missed!

Season 25 Quarterly will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at 10:00 at Ponderosa Lounge.
Please plan to arrive no later than 9:30. Open to those that finished in the top 150 at the end of the quarter + the top 5 players at each venue.

Charlie Groner hit a Royal Flush on March 1st, 2023

New game starting Thursday, March 2nd at Alberta Street Pub at 7:00! 

Welcoming Josie Anttila back as a director again!

New game starting Friday, February 10th at N. Portland FOE Eagles #3426 at 7:00!

We have a dedicated Omaha Hi-Lo game at Dublin Pub every Sunday at 4:00!  David & Marianne Foster will be your directors and will help teach you the game.  Join us!


Yeah, we have done a lot experimenting in the last year, and hell yeah, we know you are frustrated with it!  We have listened to your feedback which made us realize that we had it right all along!  We will be going back to our pre-Covid model.

So what does that look like for you?

Effective Monday, October 10, 2022….

15K starting stack
2K bonus for arriving 30 minutes early to venue 
1K bonus for a full house card
1K bonus for a winner’s bracelet
1K bonus for any MAD Poker branded item 

We do want to incentivize you to bring new players, so you may earn an additional 1K if you bring a new player.  Your friend will get an automatic chip up of 5K just for coming out!

A VIP card will get you an automatic 5K chip up at every venue.

Green chip bonuses remain unchanged
Blind length is still 12-15 minutes, director’s prerogative
Blind levels begin at 100/200 and breaks occur after the 500/1K & 5K/10K levels
Point structure remains the same, with top 9 finishers receiving double points


Will all directors run the same format?  YES!

Can I bring in 5 full house cards for a full chip up?  No, 1 card per game

Can I bring in 5 winner’s bracelets for a full chip up?  No, 1 bracelet per game

Can I bring in 5 MAD Poker branded items for a full chip up?  No, 1 item per game

Can I just tell my director I have everything because they know me?  No, you have to present your proof of bonus every time

What about my royal flush coin?  Royal flush coins count as MAD Poker gear only.

How late can I arrive to a game?  You must arrive before the end of the first break, approximately 1 hour.

Do I get a full stack when I arrive late?  No, you will have your blinds pulled from the starting stack UNLESS your position was already being blinded out.

What if I can’t arrive 30 minutes early to the game?  1K bonus will be awarded if you RSVP to your director in advance but don’t arrive to the venue at least 30 minutes prior to the game

What if I just came from another MAD Poker game?  You get a marathoner’s automatic full 5K chip up! 

What about antes?  Antes will always be in play at quarterly and main event tournaments.  Nightly games are at the director’s discretion.  Antes are most commonly used in very large games to keep the game within a 3.5 hour maximum per venue.

What about the annual food/toy drives?  Yes!  We will always have a holiday donation drive to support one or more local charities.  This is the ONLY exception for bonus chips.  Details about holiday drive bonus structures will be announced at the time of the drive.  All venues will support the drive and comply with bonus structure.

How do I get a VIP card? These are the rarest of the rare!  You can earn them with 100 lifetime wins.  You can earn them if you are an exemplary member of the league: good play, high attendance, great sportsmanship, supporting and welcoming new players, making a difference in the league.

Why all of the changes over the past year?  The unexamined poker league is not worth playing in.  We had to make adjustments post-Covid.  Some were out of necessity and some were throwing noodles at the wall to see if they stuck.  We cannot know if something is a good or bad idea until we put it into effect.

Will there be changes every quarter/year?  We have zero plans to change the basic MAD Poker structure.  We do plan to have special events, which will be well publicized in advance for your playing pleasure.  We are also looking into a dedicated Omaha weekly game.

How do I contact MAD Poker directly?  You may call or text David Foster at 503-888-4977.  If it is related to stats, you may call or text Marianne at 503-481-0575.

Thank you all for your years of support. We appreciate all of you!

Marianne & David