Two of the best performance boat events in the country—the Tickfaw 200 Poker Run in Springfield, La. (May 4-6) and the Texas Outlaw Challenge in Clear Lake (June 21-25)—announced today that they are teaming up to present “High Roller Gold,” a grand-prize award paid in gold at the 10th annual Texas Outlaw Challenge.
It’s common knowledge that the popular events, which are a month apart in neighboring states, have been supporting each other for years. But this announcement takes the association a little further by giving participants a chance to enter the separate high roller hand at either the Tickfaw 200 or the Texas Outlaw Challenge.
According to the release, Tickfaw’s Joey Fontenot and Texas Outlaw Challenge’s Paul Robinson have discussed doing something together for the past few years and decided this was the year to do so. Robinson, who wanted to do something extra special to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Texas Outlaw Challenge, is excited about the collaboration. He explained how the high roller entry works. (For more click the image at right to enlarge.)
“If you attend Tickfaw in May and purchase your high roller entry there, you will receive an identifying gold nugget ring and draw 5 cards at that event as your special ‘high roller’ hand,” Robinson said. “If you also attend the Texas Outlaw Challenge in June and show your gold nugget ring, you get to draw a second hand. If you only attend Texas Outlaw Challenge in June and purchase a high roller entry, you will receive your gold nugget ring and only draw one hand.
“If you only attend Tickfaw, you only pull one hand at that event,” he added. “We only carry over the highest single hand from Tickfaw since there is only one ‘Gold’ winner (the highest hand pulled from the high roller entries from both events). So, if you register into the game and attend both events, you get two chances to win the Gold.”
Although the high roller prize amount hasn’t been determined—it’s a progressive prize—it’s likely to be big. Last year’s Texas Outlaw Challenge prize ended up being donated back to charity. As Robinson said, “everything is big in Texas—we just don’t like to brag about it.”