Exotic dancers are booked to entertain patrons who travel on one of the vessels participating at this year’s staging of the annual Poker Run.
Owner of the Road Town Fast Ferry, Bobby Hodge told BVI News yesterday (May 17) that the dancers will be exclusive to his company.
According to Hodge, the added entertainment is his company’s response to requests for more entertainment during the nautical event.
“Our whole thing is we are going to have some girls and make it fun. Not in a bad way, just to liven it up. We are going to keep it clean,” he said.
He said some of the exotic dancers are employees at the local adult clubs on Tortola.
Patrons have options
Hodge said patrons aboard his ferry will have the option of whether they want that kind of entertainment.
“We are going to have two boats so obviously people who don’t want that could go on the other boat,” he said.
“We also have a different section for the kids so that they will be on one level and the adults will be on the lower level.”
He said his vessel will offer onboard children supervision services for parents who want to take part in the adult entertainment segment.
In the meantime, the businessman said the local response to the dancers has been positive.
“Wherever I go everybody stopping me and asking me … ‘Is it true all you having some girls?’ Hodge said with a wholehearted laugh.
“Everybody been stressing for so many months so it’s fun for a few hours … it should be good. It’s not going to be anything overboard, because you know everybody got a camera but I think once we keep the kids out of it we are going to be alright.”
There will not be any additional fees to enter the lower deck where the adult entertainment will be.
The Poker Run
This year’s staging of the Poker Run is already being projected to be the biggest one yet. The event will be held on Sunday, May 27.
The run will officially start at 11am with the first stop being at Scrub Island.
The second stop will be at Foxy’s Bar and Restaurant on Jost Van Dyke, the third at Pirates Bight on Norman Island, and the fourth at the Tortola Pier Park.
The final leg of the race will be at Leverick Bay on Virgin Gorda.
Participants of the event travel the pre-designated routes and select a playing card at each stop until they complete the route at Leverick Bay Resort & Marina on Virgin Gorda.
In the end, participants holding the best poker hand are crowned Poker Run champions.
A large portion of the $250 entry fee will be donated to a charity on Virgin Gorda, organisers said.
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