Some poker runs, like a lot of the ones the FL powerboat club organize, are businesses, they are well run, and up front about it. No one should find fault with that. There are also a lot of good quality charity runs as well. Both Clubs we belong to are great examples of complete charity runs, ie after expenses everything goes to the charity. The Chicago Powerboat Club supports Childrens Memorial Hospital, and LEOPA supports the Special Olympics, both very good causes.