Big August Rec.Gambling Excursion

"There are no strangers here, just friends you haven't met yet"
- Peter "Foldem" Secor


BARGE is the Big August Rec.Gambling Excursion (to Las Vegas). This is our annual venture out of cyberspace into the Real World in which we get together to meet each other face-to-face, participate in several BARGE-private events, and generally blow off steam (not hard to do in Las Vegas in August).

In order to participate in BARGE: you must register via the Internet.


BARGE 2017 will be held at Binion's in beautiful downtown Las Vegas!


Registration for BARGE 2017 will be open shortly!

Who is Eligible to Register for BARGE?

Registrations are available to anyone who wishes to join our community. The organizers reserve the right to deny participation in any or all BARGE events to anyone, at their discretion. Registrations must be performed online and by the registrant personally (no third-party registrations). An exception is made for Significant Others.


Upon payment of the appropriate event fee you may register guests for any of the non-tournament events (banquet, symposium). No additional registration fee applies.

Assignment of Registration

A registration is to be considered an exclusive agreement between the registrant and the BARGE Organizers, and may not be assigned to another party without their prior agreement.

Cancellation of BARGE Events

Should any event (or all events) associated with BARGE be canceled, BARGE's limitation of liability is the amount of the fee paid for the canceled event. In no case will the registration fee be refunded as it covers costs we incur at the time of registration.

All fees mentioned are used to cover expenses or are placed into the BARGE fund.

Cancellation or other Changes to Registrations

All registrations are final. Cancellations and additions to your BARGE registration will be done through the close of registration and are subject to the non-refundable membership fee. Refunds for cancellations after the close of registration are at the sole discretion of the BARGE organizers. In no case will the membership fee be refunded. No refunds will be issued until September 2015.

Disputed Charges

Please bring all charge disputes to the attention of the organizers prior to contacting your bank. Anyone who files a dispute with a bank prior to trying to resolve the problem with the organizers will be barred from attending this or any future BARGE.


All BARGE events are non-smoking.

So Who Are the "Organizers" Anyway?

BARGE is organized by Russ Fox, Rich Bremer, Jeff Deitch and Stevan Goldman , with more than occasional advice and emergency help from Chuck Weinstock and Peter Secor, BARGE organizers, emeritus. We also wish to give a "shout out" to BARGE elder statesman and former organizer, Mike Zimmers.

I have a question, complaint, or gripe? Who should I contact?

If you have a complaint, gripe, or other issue with anything you see above about BARGE(the event), remember that it is organized by the organizers under the direction of the BARGE Inc. directors - the directors are probably who you want to work with. They are currently: Rebecca Kerl (President), Edmund Hack (Secretary) , Barry Kornspan (Treasurer), Stephen Blackstock, and Patti Beadles.

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