Do you have to be at least 21 years old to play?

Yes, you must be 21 years or older to play.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Check, Money Orders, and Cash are the ONLY forms of payment we can accept. All forms of payment must be in US Funds.

No Credit Cards

Can I register over the phone?

No. Your spot is not guaranteed without payment.

Who do I make my check out to?

Check may be made out to: MSU Alumni Association.

What is the buy in fee?

$150.00 If you get knocked out, you may try again in a different flight for another $150.00

There are NO re-buys at the table for chips.

Which days do I need to play?

If you win the first day, you’re not required back until Championship Round on the 3rd Day.

How many people are you taking?

We will be taking 450 entries per flight.

Where do I send my form / payment?

Forms and Payment may be sent to the Vegas Motel. Checks are made out to MSU Alumni.

What time is registration / time of play?

Registration will begin at 10am on Sunday December 29th, 8am on Monday December 30th and 7:30am on Tuesday December 31st.


Play will begin at 12pm and 5pm on December 29th, 10am and 3pm on December 30th and 9am on Championship Day.

If I pre-register, do I still need to be at Registration when it opens?

If you have pre-registered, you may arrive up to 2 hours to play. You will get checked in and draw your table/seat card. We encourage you to arrive early so we can start play on time.

What time does the Free Roll Start?

Registration will start at 4pm and play at 6pm.

Do I get my money back if I pay for 2 days and win the first day?

No. You can however, try and re-sell your seat to another contestant. Or you can play both dates and keep your chip number from your biggest day.

Can my family come and watch me play?

Yes! We encourage friends and family to come and give their support! There will be door prizes given away to keep things fun for everyone.

How many places do you pay-out?

We will pay-out to the top 100 places.

Security Guidelines

• No Alcohol allowed to enter or leave curtained area

• No Alcohol allowed to leave the building

• No one under 21 allowed inside curtained area or on gaming floor

• No one under 21 allowed to win any door prizes

ND Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Championship Facts

• Largest Charity Poker Tournament in the USA

• Largest Poker Tournament in the continental US outside of Las Vegas.

• ND Texas Hold’em Poker Championship is a NON Smoking Tournament