Southern Gaming Magazine’s Annual Derby Poker Celebrity Bourbon Bash is a party you won’t want to miss!

Join Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum, poker pro Robert Williamson III and Southern Gaming Magazine as we kick-off Derby in-style! We’ll have music from Tony and the Tanlines, celebrities, jockeys and poker pros, premium open bar and food stations and a celebrity poker tournament!
Win BIG in this year’s poker tournament featuring Derby celebrities and poker pros. There will also be single table poker games and a few other casino-style games too and all proceeds will benefit Blessings in a Backpack and The Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation!

This year’s event will celebrate the 35-year anniversary of the 1980 University of Louisville Men’s Basketball National Championship. Join Coach Denny Crum and members of the team as we unveil limited edition commemorative bottles of Jim Beam highlighting the accomplishment. The bottles will only be available at the event…can you say collector’s item?  There will also be limited edition commemorative team posters available.

Plus, get Southern Gaming’s expert handicapping analysis for the Oaks and Derby!

April 30, 2015
7:00 pm – 1:00 pm

  • 7:00 – Doors open
  • 7:00 – Poker Tournament Starts (limited to 150 players) (Registration at 6:00)
  • 8:30 – Music by Tony and the Tanlines

The Olmsted
Louisville, Kentucky

  • Live Music with Tony and the Tanlines 
  • Gambling! Poker Tournament (limited to 150 players!), poker cash games and more
  • Celebrating the University of Louisville’s 35 Year Anniversary of the NCAA Championship
  • Limited Edition Specialty bottles of Jim Beam and UofL commemorative posters (While supplies last)
  • Premium Open Bar
  • Food Stations
  • Bourbon Sampling
  • Southern Gaming’s expert handicapping picks for the Oaks and Derby


no_attendTickets & Buy-ins:

$100 per person or buy 10 for $750 (Includes premium open bar, food, dance floor and more!)

Poker buy-in: $500 + $50 buy-in with $200 rebuys and add-ons thru first hour of play. (includes party ticket) (limited to 150 players) (50% of pot will be paid out to players. 50% will go to beneficiary charities)

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets and buy-ins

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Here at Derby Poker Championships we wouldnt be able to provide you wish such a great tournament if it wasn’t for our main sponsors:

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