slide6backgroundJason Johnson, columnist for Offshore Only and Speed On The Water Magazine, recently published an article combating his previous publication, Are Poker Runs a Thing of the Past?, beginning the piece with a simple answer — “Not even close.” Check out a portion of the article below, or click here to read it in full.

In the past week alone, my fellow OSO columnist and partner at Matt Trulio and I have reported on several poker runs. There were wrap-ups from two safe, fun and successful runs—the Smith Mountain Lake Poker in Virginia and the Long Island Stampede Poker Run in New York hosted by the National Power Boat Association.

There was news to report on the sell-out front as well. Organizers of the Boyne Thunder Poker Run, the 11th annual event on Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan slated for July 11-12 in Boyne City, Mich., and the Western New York Offshore Powerboat Association’s Buffalo Poker Run, which takes place August 8-9, have started waiting lists as their 100-boat limits have been met.


Source:; Jason Johnson; May 28, 2014.