Texas Hold'Em Tournament

click here to download paper entry form

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
4:00 PM: Boarding and check-in begins.
6:00 PM: Tournament begins.

– Professional Dealers
– $125 buy-in: Includes $10,000 in chips and a commemorative Texas Hold’em event pin
– Add-on available 1st hour of play: $40 for $4,000 in chips
– Up to 325 participants (payouts prorated based on actual number of players)
– Payouts for 1st-24th place
– Guest tickets: $15 at the door
– Cash bar, cash games, single table tournaments
– Cruise during first 90 minutes of play
– Player wristbands will be issued at check-in
– No Re-Buys


2018 will be the 12th year for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Texas Hold’Em Tournament. The event will be held aboard the Belle of Cincinnati. The cruise and tournament starts at 6 p.m. Cruise will last 90 minutes at the beginning of the event; the remainder of the tournament will take place at the dock so those who are out of the game may disembark.


First place receives:
-Custom winner’s bracelet

Cash Prizes for 1st – 24th places!

Thanks to Louisville Poker Tour for providing the tables and dealers for our event.


License Number:  ORG:0001638

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