In the first 5 articles we covered all the aspects of Hosting Your Tournament. We covered the necessities, poker chips, poker table tops and cards, as well as poker trophies, tournament mementos, prizes, and how to structure your tournament. In this article 6, the last in the series, we’ll cover promoting your tournament.
If you’re just having a little home game for fun, there’s nothing to it. Just call up your poker playing friends and you can fill a poker table or two in no time, but even then, having the structure and equipment planned out in advance sure helps. If you are planning a tournament at a local club or restaurant, or even a larger tournament like Poker Chips For Charity, it takes some promoting to fully realise success.
Keep in mind that our authorities consider poker, for any form of compensation, potentially illegal in most areas. It depends on local attitudes. Whatever you’re planning, if you approach local officials with a well planned tournament that is not considered just “gambling for money”, you’ll have a greater chance for a worry free tournament, possibly even support.
Local clubs and restaurants, who want the guests and business the tournament brings, can work with you and use custom poker chips very effectively in a promotion. With the establishment’s logo, phone, email and maybe even a $2 off lunch coupon printed on a custom poker chip, you can give one to each entrant as an entry gift, and they’ll be redeemed at the establishment. You even get them back so you can re-use them. Everybody wins, the entrants, the host, and the establishment, all done with an inexpensive re-usable custom poker chip. Establishments can also include a mention of the tournament in their ad campaigns to increase entrants if you have room Agen Judi Bola.
Charity Poker Tournaments are very popular, and becoming more so all the time. Charity tournaments can raise a lot of both money and awareness for the cause. They are also good for the game. It’s becoming customary at special event and charity poker tournaments to give each entrant a memento of the event. Custom poker chips specially designed for the event are very inexpensive and appropriate here also. Depending upon size and budget, even card protectors and spinners, t-shirts, and more elaborate poker accessories can work. A nice poker chip set for the winner, poker bracelet or trophy can increase attendance and interest. Be sure these freebies don’t conflict with laws, that’s why we suggest to approach local authorities with a plan at the outset, not after a problem arises.
We hope you enjoyed the 6 part series, How To Host A Successful Poker Tournament, and got some good information or ideas. We will cover other poker subjects here in future articles.