If you can’t beat them, bluff them.
A poker night is a great social event to run in your gym. After all, there’s nothing like going ‘all-in’ to get your blood pumping! In the post below you will find a sample flyer design and all the details you will need to run a killer Poker Night event at your gym.
…As part of our Website + Marketing package our clients receive the following 2019 Postcard or Greeting Card customized to their brand and content:
- A3 Print Ready Poster
- A4 Print Ready Poster
- A5 Print Ready Poster
- Web Optimized Flyer (For use in emails and on the web)
- Facebook Event Banner
- Social Media Image
You will also receive the following content to help you promote the event:
- Sample text for the flyer design
- Facebook page post template – for promoting the event on your Facebook page.
- Facebook group post template – for promoting the event in your member Facebook group.
- EDM (electronic direct mail) e-mail template – for emailing out to your members
Here’s what it will look like:
Here’s how to run the event:
There’s plenty of ways for you to run a Poker Night at your gym. Here’s just one of the ways you can organise a fun event for your members:
- Find at least five people who knows how to play poker. You’ll also need several decks of cards, sets of chips, and people who are willing to be dealers.
- Decide which type of poker will be played and set the rules, what the buy-ins will be (we suggest to have a buy in of not more than $20 that way members won’t have to leave feeling gutted for losing a ton of cash and keep the night fun), what the prize pot will be worth, and whether people who lose can buy themselves back in and for how much.
- For the buy in, you can also opt to not have the buy in for specific tables but instead, have the cash cover food and nibblies that way everyone still feels like a winner even if they lose at the table early.
- It’s also encouraged that if you have re-buy ins, you need to consider if you have enough time to offer such. If you have a lot of players and everyone rebuys in then you might end up playing all night.
- Spread the word and let everybody who’s interested register and submit their buy-in money.
- Once the buy-in money has been submitted, divide people into different groups. This will depend on the number of people who registered but separating them into tables of six to ten people should work. Take seat reservations in advance (this will help you keep track of the number of players you have for the event). You can also opt to have walk-ins given that there’s not an overflowing amount of players yet.
- When people arrive on the day of the tournament, give them their chips and start the game. Everybody should begin with the same amount of chips. People will play until they run out of chips, and then they can either buy back in (paying more money for a fresh stack of chips) or quit.
- Eventually, there will be one table left with the best (or luckiest) players. Keep going until one person has won.
- The last person standing gets the prize pot. Or you might consider awarding some money to second and third-place finishers, too.
- You want to get a winner within around 2 hours. That way if the event starts at 7pm, you could have the main event over by 10pm and then, if there are guys who are still keen to play you could have a ‘whales’ table for guys who want to play again.
Promoting the event:
Spread the message far and wide to get as many participants as possible:
- Create an event on your Facebook page and share it in your members group.
- Write the content you need for the flyer template.
- Get the flyer finalised by our design team here at WodSites.
- Post on your Facebook page and other social media. Ask your followers to share to boost numbers or add a comment if they are coming along.
- Brief all your coaches on the event so that they can promote it at the start and end of class.
- Send out an email through your CRM (Client Relations Management) System to all your members to promote the event..
- Organise printing of your posters and display them at the gym.
- Organise some small flyers for the members to take home and put on the fridge or to invite family and friends.
- Set tasks to send out reminders of the event as the event gets closer or build out an automation in your CRM System to automatically send out your reminders.
- Consider attaching flyers to noticeboards at local venues such as cafes and shopping malls if you are keen to have non-members join your event to get to know you and your gym.
Want to use this flyer template?
It’s simple. If you’re a member of the Website + Marketing subscription here at WodSites then all you need to do is click the button below to download the Word Document, complete the content in the document and email it to us at [email protected]. We’ll edit up the flyer for you and send it back to you within a week. If you’re not a member yet, you need to be! New templates like this are created all the time for our members along with tons of other benefits. CLICK HERE to watch a complete demo of our services and then SIGN UP to get access to these marketing solutions and much more.
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