Massive jackpot is no joke
ONE lucky Hoey Moey patron is guaranteed to walk away with a sensational $25,000 after the venue's Joker Poker triple play jackpotted this week.
The record prize pool has become the talk of the town, with hundreds of patrons showing up for the weekly Thursday games to have a shot of winning three prize pools.
"It's certainly created a lot of interest," general manager and licensee Catherine Stojcevska said.
"We have separate Joker Poker games with three jackpots, so it's drawing the crowds."
The rules of the game entail playing cards and a joker shuffled and pinned face down on a corkboard.
Each week a raffle is held where club members pay for the right to select a single card.
The objective is to select the joker from the playing cards that are pinned face-down.
While the winner of the $25,000 prize will be the luckiest person in town, the real winner out of the Joker Poker has been the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
Since the Hoey Moey introduced Joker Poker six years ago, more than $100,000 has been raised for the emergency service.
"The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is a vital service for our region and it's something we're passionate about supporting," Ms Stojcevska said.
Funds raised are also donated to help local families, people in need and many other local charities.
Tickets for the Joker Poker triple play go on sale from 5pm each Thursday at the Hoey Moey.