Live Events


Motorcycle Poker Run

Jul 3, 2021

NOTICE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED (due to low registration).
We will try again next Summer!

Saturday, July 3, 2021
Motorcycle Poker Run 

Motorcyclists join us for this fun Summer event!

We are partnering with popular Gunflint Trail and Cook County motorcycle destinations.

Participants will draw a poker card at each checkpoint.
Top 3 poker hands will win a prize (details below)!

  • Start: Hungry Jack Lodge
    • Participants will receive their 1st Poker Card here, along with score card and route map
  • Stop 2: Trail Center Lodge
    • Participants will receive their 2nd Poker Card here
  • Stop 3: Skyport Lodge
    • Participants will receive their 3rd Poker Card here
  • Stop 4: Voyageur Brewing
    • Participants will receive their 4th Poker Card here
  • Finish: Grand Portage Lodge & Casino
    • Participants will receive their 5th Poker Card here
    • GPLC rep will sign score card and log the hand
    • Scorecard will be returned to Participant
    • Winners will be announced/awarded at 8pm on Saturday, July 3, 2021 in Antlers Lounge
    • We will sponsor a Karaoke Event in Antlers Lounge from 8pm -11pm
      • Raffle prizes will be drawn throughout the Karaoke (1 raffle ticket for each drink purchased during Karaoke)

Each checkpoint will offer food & drink specials (will vary by checkpoint partner).

Grand Portage Lodge & Casino will award prizes for the top 3 poker hands:

  • 1st Prize will receive:
    • Two-night stay in a Lakeside Room
    • Dinner for 2 (up to $50)
    • Breakfast for 2 (up to $25)
  • 2nd Prize will receive:
    • One-night stay in a Lakeside Room
    • Breakfast for 2 (up to $25)
  • 3rd Prize will receive:
    • Lunch for 2 (up to $35)

Register in Advance:

  • Participants can register in advance by providing their name, email and phone # to: 218-475-2933 or tford@grandportage.com.
    • OR: Hungry Jack Lodge will have a sign-up sheet for same-day registrants.

Additional Motorcycle Poker Run Event Details:

  • Motorcycle Poker Run is FREE to participate in. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate.
  • Promo flyers and route maps will be available at each checkpoint partner location.
  • Hungry Jack Lodge (starting location) will distribute route maps and score cards to each registered participant.
  • Each partner location will assign a staff member to handle playing card selections and score cards.
  • Participants need to take their scorecard with them to each location.
  • Start time at Hungry Jack Lodge is 10am – 12pm on Saturday, July 3, 2021.
  • At each designated checkpoint, participants draw (and keep) a random card from a shuffled double deck.
  • The card drawn will be recorded on the participant’s Score Card (initialed by partner location rep).
  • First Place Winner of the event will be the participant with the best five-card poker hand at the end of the event.
  • Second and Third prize winners will have the second and third best five-card poker hands.
  • Winning hand will be determined by standard poker hand rankings (five card hand). No wild cards. No extra card “buy-ins”.
  • No duplicate cards: if player draws a card they already have, they must put the card back and re-draw another card.
  • It is the participant’s responsibility to confirm that the card they drew is correctly recorded on their scorecard before leaving the “checkpoint”.
  • In the event of a “tie” high hand between two or more participants, those participants will draw for high card at the final checkpoint to determine the winner (ace is high).
  • Grand Portage Lodge & Casino (final checkpoint) will collect and document score cards.
  • At 8pm on Saturday, July 3, 2021, GPLC will announce the winners in Antlers Lounge and distribute winner gift certificates.
    • Participants who arrive later than 7pm will be disqualified.
  • Participants must be on Motorcycles for the event. Car riders and drivers do not qualify.
  • NOTE: There are no prizes for “speed”. It does not matter who finishes first. This is not a race.
  • In case of roadside breakdown, we recommend that participants travel in groups, so one of group can assist.
  • Please ride responsibly. Participants must sign a liability waiver prior to the event.
  • Grand Portage Lodge & Casino and Checkpoint Partners are not liable for accidents, damage, injuries, expenses or other claims related to this event.
  • Complete event rules available at the Portage Players Club.

Grand Portage Lodge & Casino Details:

  • GPLC will offer participants the opportunity to earn a $20 Room Discount for their stay
    • This requires earning 10 base points playing on slots with membership card in the machine during play the night of July 3, 2021 (only)
    • When player has earned 10 base points, they will receive a notification on their machine
    • Player must go the Players Club booth to request a $20 Discount Room Voucher for that night
    • Player must submit the $20 Discount Room Voucher to Front Desk that night to receive the reduced rate
    • We recommend calling 800-543-1384 to book your room in advance. Use Offer Code MPR2021
    • Rooms are based on availability.
  • GPLC drink special in Antlers Lounge:
    • Michelob Golden Light $2.75/bottle
  • GPLC meal special in Island View Dining Room:
    • 10 oz. Hand Cut NY Strip $11.99 with 5 base points & voucher
      Must Bring voucher from Players Club.  $18.99 without voucher
      Served with choice of potato and veggie of the day
  • GPLC will sponsor a Karaoke Event in Antlers Lounge from 8pm – 11pm on Saturday, July 3, 2021
    • Erik Reddix will be the Karaoke Emcee/Host
    • Receive (1) raffle ticket for each drink purchased in Antlers Lounge during the Karaoke Event
      • Keep half, deposit the other half in the drawing drum
      • Raffle draws will occur throughout the Karaoke Event, for fun prizes
  • All guests must enter through the GPLC front entrance and comply with our COVID-19 protocols:
    • Security will:
      • Take temperature with a “touchless” digital thermal thermometer
      • Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or more will be asked to return when healthy
      • Screen guests for potential COVID-19 symptoms
    • All guests must use hand sanitizer upon entering