How It Works PokerRun.org
Sign up, Sell, Run!
Before you sign up for PokerRun.org's event system, take the time to plan out your event stops, prizes, and details. PokerRun.org does not provide prizes for your events, so it's important that you have them thought out. Take into consideration the amount you are selling entries for versus the prize. Plan out your locations, speak to the business owners and have a clear idea of the flow of the ride's route. However, the route and the poker game itself are only one part of your event. For extra money you want to have a 50/50 raffle when participants first check in (up-sell raffle tickets at sign up coming soon!). You may want to have food and drinks, soft drinks for riders, at the final stop, an ideal time to sell more raffle tickets; this may require special arrangements with a restaurant owner, or perhaps a park for a barbecue. Pre-planning and set up is key. See our F.A.Q page for route planning ideas and tips.
Now you're planned out & organized, tell us about you and your team, organization or group. We're always looking to streamline and save time, so our sign up process is pretty straight-forward and simple. For organizations and teams we recommend using the email address of a team position or board position as these may change people more frequently. We save this information to streamline the process of running your next, should you, we should say when you, come back again.
Add your event
Congratulations! You're signed up and ready to. Now you only need to login and add your event. The PokerRun.org system will walk you through adding your event a few questions at a time to ensure that you get the ideal experience for your participants. Once you've chosen the basic parameters of your Poker Run event, you will be asked to enter your stop locations. Our system may recognize the from other, or previous Poker Runs, but please be sure to be as specific as possible with addresses and phone numbers. Your participants will be receiving this information about their intended stops and it is essential the information is accurate. Once your Poker Run event details are completed, you will be asked to verify them. Please note that there is a Google Maps© map of your route provided; this map's route has been determined by Google to be the most effective route based on a large number of factors. It does not mean that you must use it. The map can be disabled and replaced with your own custom directions.
Your event has been added and you've received a custom URL for your event, similar to https://pokerrun.org/event/YOUREVENTNAME, to direct your participants. Use your custom Poker Run event URL on your web site, in email communication, on flyers, banners and cards! Get the word out, pass it to friends, family, and have your members and officials do the same. The PokerRun.org site is designed to be very mobile friendly and can be run easily from a tablet or mobile phone; sell at organization, or team, events. It's that simple.
Run, ride, walk, or crawl
You've planned your Poker Run event, sold your hands, and gathered your participants, now what? It's go time! You and your workers should have downloaded and installed our PokerRun.org QR Scanner app for your mobile devices; laptops with an internet connection may also be used for manual entry. Your workers at the 1st stop should be checking with participants, making sure they have their assigned check-in codes (QR Code) printed out, how they will be checking in at each stop, and that the route, either your directions or the Google Map™ directions, is available and understood.
At each stop your workers will use our PokerRun.org QR Scanner app to scan the check in code of each participant; lost or missing codes can still be manually entered using the participant's email address. Whether a participant has 1 hand or 20 hands, only a single check in scan is needed. Our system will then randomly draw a card for their hand(s) and store it in our system until the end of the Poker Run event. In a conventional Poker Run event the participants are given their card at each stop. However, we've found that this may dissuade participants from completing the event if they've seemingly pulled a low scoring hand. Our system encourages, requires, participants to complete the event.
Everyone has arrived? All your workers are accounted for? You've sent a sweep team to check the route for stragglers or possible breakdowns? Great! Simply sign into PokerRun.org and close your event. Once closed our system will calculate all the hands, multiple times, to verify the winner(s) and present you with an ordered list, highest to lowest, of the participants and their hands. In the event of ties our system will automatically re-draw hands for tied participants and calculate winners from these hands; our system will only do this 1 time, if a tie persists we recommend you use an alternate tie breaker method. At this point you should have fun, laugh, and enjoy an event well done!!
Still Have Questions?
Head on over to our F.A.Q Page