The Red Hot Poker Tour hosts poker tournaments with no entry fees in Canadian bars and pubs. Every night of the week players can compete to accumulate points which they use to qualify for the end-of-season Tournament of Champions. Twice in the past the TOC winner was rewarded with a seat at Daniel Negreanu's Protege final table.
At the completion of its sixth season, the Tour expanded outside of Ontario for the first time, holding qualifying tournaments in British Columbia. Players can also compete on the internet, as the Red Club Room offers tournaments through PartyPoker.
The Season 7 Tournament of Champions winner was the first champion to be rewarded with a buy-in to a $10,000 tournament, in this case the Main Event of the World Series of Poker. The Season 8 prize was a buy-in to the $10,000 Main Event at the second annual World Poker Tour North American Poker Championship at Fallsview Casino. For Season 10, the winner was given a choice of one of three World Poker Tour tournaments, and wound up playing at the LA Poker Classic.
To start Season 11, Red Hot announced they would be sponsored by the World Poker Tour, and all of its online games would be played at WorldPokerTour.com
Season 12 featured a new sponsor: PartyPoker Over the next three season, with PartyPoker's support, Red Hot will qualify 20 players to play in one of the preliminary events at the 2009 World Series of Poker.
300/600, with a 100 ante
1st place: 1000
2nd place: 700
3rd place: 500
4th place: 400
5th place: 300
6th place: 200
7th place: 125
8th place: 75
|1||April 2, 2005||Peel Pub||Jim Graham|
|2||June 22, 2005||Peel Pub||Leslie Kassa|
|3||December 11, 2005||Bert & Ernie's||Adam Domenchini||Mike Berger|
|4||April 1, 2006||Elephant & Castle||Jimmy Herrera||James Reinhart|
|5||July 15, 2006||Molly Bloom's||Sharmarke Osman||Bob Hopkins|
|6||November 25, 2006||Keating Channel Pub||Richard Hebert||Rob King|
|7||March 31, 2007||Montana's||James Reinhart||John Gonzalez|
|8||July 21, 2007||Montana's||Fred "Banjo" Tierney||Michael Stone|
|9||December 1, 2007||Montana's||Jennifer Garlicki||Jean-Guy Daigle|
|10||March 29, 2008||Brick Yard BBQ||Osman Soubra||Bob Clemmer|
|11||July 26, 2008||Brick Yard BBQ||Gary Biggar||Wayne Desmarais|