The Bunker Bar & Grill @ VFW Post 5923 is thrilled to be a part of the Missouri Legends Poker Series because that means we can invite you to be a part of it too! Every Wednesday evening, you can join us at our Lake of the Ozarks bar & restaurant for a fun-filled night of free Texas Hold’em, great food & drinks, and some pretty incredible people to hang out with.

Missouri Legends Poker Series

The Missouri Legends Poker Series was created because John and Jeri Turpin thought there should be a way for people to enjoy the fun of playing Texas Hold’em without the worry of losing all of their hard-earned money. They talked a handful of places around the Lake of the Ozarks area into hosting regular tournaments at no charge to the players, and today there are more than 16 locations throughout the state of Missouri! You can learn more about them and find a list of participating locations at

Free Texas Hold’em Every Wednesday

If you’re interested in playing some free Texas Hold’em each week, the Bunker Bar & Grill hosts games every Wednesday beginning at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Join us a little while before each game so that we can find you a spot at the table. Come in early for dinner if you like. (Wednesday’s special is our delicious homemade meatloaf!) The kitchen is open until 8 pm, and the bar will be open while we’re playing and afterwards until 11 pm. It’s always an evening full of fun, laughter, a little healthy competition, and great camaraderie.


The Main Event Weekend

It doesn’t cost you anything to join in on a game, and the winners get the chance at some very nice prizes, cash, and even a trip to Tunica, Mississippi for the World Series of Poker Circuit Event. The more often you play, the better chances you have at earning a spot at The Main Event Weekend happening in May 2018, which will be held at Tan-Tar-A in Osage Beach. The weekend will include:

  • THE MEN’S & WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT – Friday, May 4, 2018
    This event is open to all players who have played a minimum of 20 games with the MLPS sponsors.
  • THE CHAMPIONS TOURNAMENT – Saturday, May 5, 2018
    This tournament is for monthly point leaders only. Players in this event must also have played at least 20 games at any one or a combination of the MLPS sponsored sites.
  • THE MAIN EVENT – Sunday, May 6, 2018
    To qualify for this tournament, players must win a playoff event held every 2 calendar months at any MLPS location. The top 16 players who have accumulated the most points during a month of play will be eligible to play in a tournament held every 2 months to determine the top 16 players from a 2-month period. Over the year, 6 winners at each site will be eligible for a spot in our Main Event. You may also get a seat by winning a Bracelet Event.

Main Event final table from previous year – photo from

If you’re itching to get your hands on a poker hand of your own, or even if you’re new to the game and are looking for a fun new hobby, join us at the Bunker Bar & Grill @ VFW Post 5923 in Camdenton on Wednesday night for some good-hearted poker playing. We’d love to have you to join us!