To celebrate the world’s best poker players like never before, and treat them with the respect they deserve and have earned through their significant accomplishments and outstanding contributions to the game over the last 40 years.
- The popularity of poker has been driven by the achievements and personalities of the world’s best players.
- The world’s best poker players have created enormous value for poker tournaments and television programs, but largely without direct personal benefit or reward.
- The world’s best poker players should play rake-free and be provided with a tournament experience that is first-class at every turn, custom-tailored to their specific needs, and makes winning an achievement of skill above all else.
- The world’s best poker players deserve the spotlight more than ever before and they deserve to be part of an organization dedicated to advancing their individual careers and respectful of their individual freedom.
- Watching the best poker players in the world compete against each other – and showcasing the strategy, skill and fun of poker – will be inspirational to all poker players and elevate the game globally.
The Palms Casino and Federated Sports + Gaming will partner to host the first-ever professional poker league custom-designed for the world's best players. The League will showcase the strategy, skill and fun of poker -- as played by the game's brightest and most skilled stars.
The League will be comprised of approximately the top 200 live tournament players in the world based on their lifetime live tournament earnings, number of major titles and historic live performance earnings in recent years. Based on qualification, players will receive League membership for 5-year, 3-year and 2-year cards.
Each League Main Event is a high buy-in tournament and will be played only by League Card Holders. The public can qualify for one of nine temporary league cards via a $1500 Pro/Am tournament in which the top 9 players win cards for that week’s League Main Event. The buy-in for the 9 Main Event seats is taken from the Pro/Am tournament prize pool and the remaining money is awarded to the top 10% of the Pro/Am players. The Pro/Am Tournament is open to all players 21 yrs and older.
We promise to always put the players first. This will drive every decision we make.