BARGE group photo used under CC2.0 license (c) Rodney Chen 2009

Introduction

This is the home of BARGE, the Big August Rec.Gambling Excursion. BARGE is an online community of poker enthusiasts that hosts an annual event (of the same name) in Las Vegas, NV typically during the week leading up to the first Saturday in August. The event features several poker tournaments, as well as a wide variety of non-poker related activities including dinners, karaoke, a golf outing, a sushi outing, a fun run, shows, and shopping. Activities can vary from year to year and are based on whatever people choose to organize. In recent years, we have also hosted a winter event, known as EMBARGO.

Our members communicate throughout the year via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. BARGE began in 1991 and membership has grown significantly over the years. Although many of its members have strong technology backgrounds, we welcome and encourage people to join regardless of their professional backgrounds or poker accomplishments.

BARGE Inc. is a corporation registered in the State of Nevada. learn more

Upcoming Events

EMBARGO 2015: February 5-7 at Binion's Casino in downtown Las Vegas, NV.

Countdown to EMBARGO 2015:

In order to participate in EMBARGO 2015: you must register via the Internet. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - follow the EMBARGO 2015 link to learn more.

Code of Conduct

At this time, there is no formal Code of Conduct, but at a minimum it is expected that all who participate in our tournaments and other activities will observe the roles of our host poker room, be respectful of all poker staff and players, and not be openly critical of other players. Abuse of staff or other players will NOT be tolerated. Bad beats happen. Players get lucky. Dominated hands lose. Deal with it. Our goal is to create a pleasant experience for all participants.

Why Join?

Because you enjoy playing poker and want to be part of a diverse community of fun-loving people. We all enjoy the game of poker. We claim several WSOP bracelet winners among our membership. We also have novice players. We host tournaments and live games during our events. No one is pressured to play above their bankroll. We openly exchange ideas and many of our members have greatly enhanced their poker skills via BARGE. But the most important reason to join is: it's the most fun you will ever have playing poker! BARGE is what poker should be!

Most Recently Completed Event

BARGE 2014

What's New?

See What's New with BARGE. This page will be updated with new BARGE information as it happens. While the really important information will still be disseminated via the BARGE-announce mailing list, this page will allow those not subscribed to the BARGE list to better track those events that don't warrant an announcement email.

Other Regional Events

There are several regional events with many BARGErs attend. Because they are not held in the State of Nevada, these events do not fall under the jurisdiction of BARGE Inc., but they are extremely well organized and highly recommended.

ATLARGE occurs each March in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

FARGO occurs each October at Foxwoods Hotel & Casino in Connecticut.

Mailing Lists

BARGE maintains three mailing lists. Members can select which lists they wish to read.

BARGE-announce is for major BARGE announcements, such as registration opening and closing, etc.. This is a low volume moderated list. Everyone interested in BARGE should subscribe to this list.

BARGE is a mailing list for general discussions about BARGE, BARGE members, topics peripheral to the lives of BARGE members, stray thoughts that randomly occur to BARGE members...on any subject except religion and politics (see below). This list is decidedly not low volume, and subscribers will be exposed to strongly held opinions with which they do not agree. You have been warned. While this is a very open list, there are guidelines by which we expect all participants to abide.

BARGE-RelPol is a mailing list for discussions about religion and politics. This list is also decidedly not low volume, and subscribers will be exposed to strongly held opinions with which they do not agree. You have been warned. While this is a very open list, there are guidelines by which we expect all participants to abide.

Note: the links to the mailing lists above also include instructions for unsubscribing.