As any Poker Run fanatic knows, the match will serve as a showcase for impressive powerboats and extraordinary venues.
The Presidente SXM Poker Run boardwishes to recognize the generosity of the participating sponsors (CC1 St. Maarten, Yacht Club Port de Plaisance & Cadisco) and intends to pay it forward, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Nature Foundation St. Maarten.
A reputable non-profit organization working to promote conservation of St. Maarten’s environment, including the beauty of the St. Maarten Marine Park, which protects the coral reefs, marine turtles, sea grass beds and all ocean life in the area.
The Presidente 2016 SXM Poker Run, to be held the weekend of August 26-28, is an invigorating game of chance where participants gather aboard powerboats & visit 5 locations (called “Stops”).
Each Stop offers entertainment and food & drink specials as they wait excitedly for the first boats to hit their shore and draw their card in discreetly sealed envelopes. The Presidente 2016 SXM Poker Run board has been working diligently to ensure game-day goes off without a hitch from the 1st all the way to the last Stop, and into the night.
Although Poker Runs are not intended for racing, oftentimes poker runners are itching to rev up their horsepower and hit the sea roaring. The priorities that our friends at the BVI Poker Run emphasize are unforgettable excitement while keeping it safe. Nevertheless, this match on the water is based purely on luck. Regardless of the size or speed of your vessel, it will be lady luck that decides the winners of the Jackpot!
A vital role for the Presidente SXM Poker Run, beyond endeavoring to unite nautical communities across the Caribbean and the world, is to promote tourism to our beautiful, iconic Caribbean islands. This incredible opportunity will allow participants to fully experience the culture and lifestyle we all know and love.
The 1st Presidente SMX Poker Run should find it easy to fulfill this pledge on its inaugural year, considering that the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will receive up to $20,000 in cash & prizes, including a distinguished Bomberg Poker Watch, generously provided by Little Europe Jewelers! For further increase your chances to win Cadisco is offering wild card vouchers the weekend of the race when you full up your tanks at all their locations. And be sure to look for the in store Presidente displays for details on even more chances to win!
Each hand is only $250, and there are numerous options for anyone who wants to participate in this exhilarating event! For example, players can pool their money together to purchase a single hand collectively. With a no-limit buy in, players are also allowed to purchase as many hands as they choose. The more hands, the better the chances to win!
The Presidente 2016 SXM Poker Run weekend kicks off at Princess Casino Friday August 26th where players can wager to win a hand for the Poker Run and enjoy the ride! In true St. Maarten tradition, there will be a pre-registration afternoon beach party Saturday Aug. 27 at the Buccaneer Beach Bar. Come Sunday morning Aug. 28 participating boaters will gather in anticipation at the Yacht Club Port de Plaisance Marina just prior to the days festivities for a Sea & Safety briefing. Immediately following the Poker Run, boaters will meet back at Yacht ClubPort de Plaisance, where they will draw their final card and celebrate in grand style with an evening of food & drinks, live entertainment & prize giveaways. This up-lifting fun filled weekend is open to everyone to attend and have a good time! For more details please visit presidentesxmpokerrun.com.
This poker run is not affiliated with any others taking place in SXM. The Presidente 2016 Poker Run is presented by the aforementioned board of sponsors & in conjunction with the BVI Poker Run.