Just like a bowling league, Ante Up Poker Leagues bring competitive players together on a regular basis to match wits at the table. All participating poker rooms are free to design their league themselves, but all feature at least one Ante Up Cruise or Ante Up Poker Tour World Championship prize package for the winner, plus a personalized Ante Up League Champion jacket and his or her photo in Ante Up Magazine!

Here are the details on current and completed leagues, and please encourage the manager of your favorite room to contact Scott Long at (727) 331-4335 to start a league close to home:

Current/upcoming leagues

Midnight Rose Hotel & Casino

Cripple Creek, Colo.
Oct. 2-Dec. 18, 2015
(800) 635-5825
www.triplecrowncasinos.com/cas inos/midnight-rose

The Ante Up Poker League will run from Oct. 2 to Dec. 18. Players will earn points for entering any of the tournaments, which will be at 7 p.m. every Friday during the league season. Buy-in will be $150 on Oct. 20, Nov. 27 and Dec. 18, and $75 on all other Fridays. All tournaments will pay out cash as usual. In addition, players will earn multiplier points for cashing in any event and bonus points for winning an event. The player with the most points at the end of the league season will win a cruise package for two, including airfare, airport transfers and gratuities. Second place will win a three-night trip to Las Vegas, including airfare and accommodations, and third-place will get one night's stay at Midnight Rose and dinner for two.

Completed leagues

Pearl River Resort

Choctaw, Miss.
Feb. 21-May 16, 2015

Indigo Sky Casino

Wynadotte, Okla.
Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2014

Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino

West Wendover, Nevada
Aug. 1-Dec. 31, 2013
(800) 848-7300

Champion: James Hall Jr.

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Dover, Delaware
May 1-Oct. 30, 2013

Champions: Lee Schut, Dean Naturale, Charles Dill, Gwen Bray, Asmeron Abraha and Valorie Daman

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort

Jackson, California
July 3-Sept. 26
John Kirkpatrick

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Dover, Delaware
April 3-24, 2013

Champion: Jack Scales

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Dover, Delaware
March 6-27, 2013

Champion: Charles Dill

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Dover, Delaware
Dec. 19, 2012-Feb. 27, 2013

Champion: Bob Saunders

Tampa Bay Downs

[B]Tampa, Florida
Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2012
Champion: Ian Feller

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Dover, Delaware
Sept. 12-Dec. 12, 2012

Champion: Charles Dill