We want to make this poker run not only the best ever, but also the best in the USA! But we can’t do it without you. We guarantee you’ll be talking about this one for a long time! Click the links above for lots more info! Come see why we’re ranked in the top ten by Extreme Boats Magazine as one of the best poker runs in the country. This year we’ll have more boats, more sponsors and more fun! The only thing missing is you!
Lake Cumberland is known as the “Houseboat Capital of the World” and tens of thousands of spectators are on hand for the Poker Run each year!
Imagine 46 houseboats totaling over 200 bedrooms lined on a single dock exclusively for Poker Run participants and an adjacent dock with 125 of the most incredible power boats in the country. During the Poker Run, that’s State Dock.
The ability to stay where you play makes the State Dock experience unique. With 2 huge docks normally used to moor a rental fleet of over 80 houseboats, State Dock is converted into a Poker Run Paradise. One dock becomes “Houseboat Row” and after dark when the Party Barge gets cranked up it’s reminiscent of Mardis Gras.
The other dock is completely cleared and reserved exclusively for the Poker Run Boats. The ship’s store and fuel piers are among the largest in the country. There are nine 100’ fuel piers and four 40’ piers. During the Poker Run we also offer racing fuel. The main dock and fuel piers were re-decked over the winter using composite decking and Ipe’ (a Brazilian hardwood). We installed new card reader pumps and wired the whole dock for with a rockin’ sound system. The ship’s store has an unbelievable selection of nautical clothing and poker run items. Stroll down the rest of the dock and you’ll find some of the largest and most incredible houseboats in the country.
Bill Kingery will be bringing back his bass thumping sound system and light show playing all your favorite tunes guaranteed to get you groovin down on the Party Barge!
Congratulations to the 2012 Poker Run winners….
- 1st Place ($10,000 coupon towards a brand new Sea-Doo waverunner) – Gary West of North Bend, OH (32′ Fountain) – King High Flush.
- 2nd Place ($1,500) – Tony Bates of Owensboro, KY (42′ Fountain) – Ace High Straight.
- 3rd Place ($750) – Roger Sendelweck/Jennifer Farmer of New Albany, IN (38′ Mares) – 9 High Straight.
- 4th Place ($500) – Jeff Houston of Moores Hill, IN (27′ Crownline) – 5 High Straight.
- 5th Place ($350) – Michael Price of Dover, OH (27′ Fountain) – Three of a kind (Aces).
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2012 Lake Cumberland Poker Run. Just by looking at the different locations of the winners’ hometowns gives an idea of how far word has reached of this amazing event!
Total prize money this year is over $7,000. First place: $4,000, Second place: $1,500, Third place $750, Fourth place: $500 Fifth place: $350