If you are new to this website and live in the certain section of Barnegat in Ocean County New Jersey I would like to welcome you, I am Jersey John.  I started the Main Event Social Club because many players possess a love of the Texas Hold’em game and would like to play in friendly, competitive Hold’em games playing good solid poker to improve their games. This Social Club was created for them. The Club usually plays low buy-in poker tournaments and cash games, but we will play whatever players want to play. On the tournaments we always play Deep Stack with NO REBUYS.
The Main Event Social Club is an exclusive membership-only club. There are NO dues, but you must be a member to participate.


This club was first started in the Dallas/Fort Worth and then opened up a chapter in Navarre, FL. I have now moved to the Seacrest Pines community in Barnegat, NJ and are expanding the club and inviting residents of Barnegat, NJ to join the club. We will schedule tournaments and cash games as often as members want to play.


All of our Hold ‘Em poker  games conform to Section 2C:37-2 of the New Jersey Penal Code , that is 1)  there are no rakes, no person receives any economic benefit other than their personal winnings, 2) A person may not directly or indirectly charge admission or any other fee for participation in the game.


All of our Poker Tournaments are low-level (usually $25+ buy in), deep stack and usually always no rebuys. We sometimes have a cap on how high the blind levels will go, which depends on the number of players and number of chips in play. This is done to maximize the amount of time we can play “poker” without it becoming an all-in pre-flop fest because of blinds becoming too high in relation to the number of chips in play. We also will play a $.50-$1.00 Cash game if there is enough interest. We have customized poker chips specifically used for cash games so there is no risk of renegade chips being introduced into the games.


Click on the Join Club button on the right to fill out the membership application.


If you are a member click on the Calendar Showing Event Details button to learn about the upcoming events.