Here in Southeast Portland you don’t have to head to Vegas for some fast action at the tables, because every Thursday night the Yukon Tavern hosts free games of Texas Hold ‘em with the help of Portland’s own Mad Poker!
Mad Poker is a free local poker league and a favorite among gamblers across Portland. The weekly tournaments run about three hours long (depending on the number of players), with sign-ups beginning thirty minutes prior to the first hand, running until a winner is declared on the final hand.
The Yukon’s regular dealer is CJ, a Mad Poker Director who’s racked up seven years leading the games. He has come know our players well, but always welcomes new players to join in on the friendly competition. Mad Poker provides a gimmick free, fair play game for players of all levels of experience.
You’ll find a list of their rules and the legal stipulations on their website, along with a page where players get special recognition for phenomenal hands. There are also details about Mad Poker’s many special events, including bus trips to casinos and their “Randomonium Games,” like Crazy Pineapple, River of Blood, Deuces Wild, Joker Poker, Suicide King and Bed Knob Queen Wilds, and Omaha. The dealers will help you out along the way as you learn new games.
Dealers cut the deck at 7pm every Thursday night at the Yukon Tavern. And, if you can’t make it down to the Yukon for poker you can visit our two North Portland bars—Mock Crest Tavern hosts Mad Poker on Mondays and Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill opens their tables on Tuesdays.
Hope to see you there!