Cigars. Bourbon. Poker. Blackjack. …Southern Gaming’s Super Smoke Out has it all! October 19th in Louisville, KY!

Southern Gaming and Destinations Magazine is lighting up Louisville! Join us for an evening of cigars, bourbon, poker, blackjack, food, music and more!


It’s all happening Saturday, October 19th at KingFish Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tickets are on sale now and going fast…so get your’s today! 


We are always excited to help the community and different charitable organizations whenever we can. One of those organizations is Blessings in a Backpack, whose directive is to feed underprivileged school children on the weekends. Our annual Oaks Eve Derby Poker Celebrity Gala also benefits them every year and we have helped feed hundreds, if not thousands, of kids over the past few years!
So, we are excited to announce another fundraiser for them…Southern Gaming’s Backpack Classic and Super Smoke Out Bourbon & Cigar event. sponsored by Maker’s 46 and Cox’s Smoker’s Outlets on Saturday, October 19th at KingFish Restaurant on River Road.
The evening is going to be EPIC! We’ll have cigars, Maker’s 46 bourbon, food, live music (with Louisville legend Turley Richards), single table blackjack tournaments…and of course…The Backpack Classic, a $100 buy-in poker tournament where you can win cold hard cash AND a $550 buy-in to our Derby Poker celebrity event!  (I don’t think we can fit ANY more vices into one evening!)
So…SAVE-THE-DATE…tell some friends, and get your tickets…I hope you can make it out!
There are 3 ticket options: 
  1. Bourbon & Cigars: $25 
    Includes a cigar, your first cocktail, a brief bourbon & cigar seminar and a dinner buffet. What a deal!
  2. The Backpack Classic Poker Buy-in: $100 
    Includes your tournament buy-in, a dinner buffet AND a subscription to Southern Gaming and Destinations Magazine Wow…that’s a steal!
  3. Railbird Ticket: $10 
    Includes access to poker area to cheer on your friends or play in the cash games and blackjack tournaments.
The poker tournament check-in is 4:30 and tourney starts at 5:30. The Bourbon and Cigar event is from 6:00 – 10:00.
The poker tourney is a standard $100 buy in (w. one $50 add-on in first hour) charity poker tourney benefiting Blessings in a Backpack and we will pay out the top 10% finishers….with 50% of the pot going to Blessings. The winner will get their 1st place cash payout AND a $550 buy-in to the Derby Poker event AND 1 VIP ticket … and second place will receive their payout AND 2 VIP tickets to the Derby Poker event… 
Win a $100 Buy-in in HogWildPokerLeagues.comThat’s right…our friends at are having 3 Free Rolls where the winner of each will receive a FREE $100 buy-in to the Backpack Classic! They will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd; Saturday, October 5; Wednesday, Oct. 9. Go to to sign up today!
We will also have cash games and single table blackjack tourneys.