Pickwick Boat Poker Run 2016 Rules


  • Wrist bands are required and MUST BE WORN to attend all events associated with the Boat Poker Run.
  • Lake pickup points will be in place from 10am until 2pm August 13th, 2016.  You will be given 1 card per wrist band at each stop. 
  1. Floyd/Downs Memorial Cross, Near Goat Island
  2. Entrance to Zippy Cove
  3. Entrance to Winn Springs
  4. Entrance to Dry Creek
  5. Navigation Marker 209 located on the North Shore
  6. You may choose to make the run to River Bottom Cafe, Florence, Alabama, you will draw all 5 cards there.  Cards and live entertainment will be available from 11am until 2pm.


  • DO NOT OPEN YOUR ENVELOPES.  Card opening will begin at 5:30pm in the parking lot of Freddy T's. You must be in line before 8:30pm to have your envelopes opened.
  • All hands will be checked at the entrance, to insure you have 5 envelopes, numbered 1 thru 5, if envelopes have been unsealed for any reason you will be issued a replacement.  If you did not make all five stops on the lake you will issued the missing envelope (s) at the entrance. 
  • After your envelopes have been opened you will be given an option of discarding up to 4 cards and drawing 4 new cards at $20 per card.  You must discard first then draw.
  • In the event of a tie, prize money will be combined with the next lowest place and split evenly. A 3-way tie (or more) would result in an even split of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize money.

Hand Rankings:  

  • Five of a kind.  All five cards of the same rank.
  • Royal flush. A, K, Q, J, 10, all the same suit.
  • Straight flush. Five cards in a sequence, all in the same suit.
  • Four of a kind. All four cards of the same rank.
  • Full house. Three of a kind with a pair.
  • Flush. ...
  • Straight. ...
  • Three of a kind. ...
  • Two pair.




All decisions by the PPHC Judges are final, no refunds.