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Chris Moneymaker Returns to Presque Isle Downs & Casino for $15,750 Multi-Table Event

Erie, PA, April 05, 2012 --( Legendary poker player Chris Moneymaker will mark his return to Presque Isle Downs & Casino April 12, for a $15,750 Multi-Table Poker Tournament. Moneymaker is the casino’s official Poker Ambassador.

“We are excited to have Chris come and play in this event,” said Mike Tamburelli, Presque Isle Downs & Casino General Manager. “I am sure it will be an exciting experience for all participants.”

Moneymaker achieved acclaim by winning the main event at the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP). His win is believed to have revolutionized poker because he was the first person to become a world champion by qualifying via a $39 buy-in satellite tournament on an online poker site. This has been referred to in the press as the "Moneymaker Effect."

Registration for the event opens April 8 at 10 am and satellites are offered April 9 through April 11. There is limited seating. Satellite entry fee is $55 ($40+$10+$5). Starting chips are 5,000 with 15 minute blinds. Two out of every ten players will advance to the Main Event on April 12. The entry fee for the Main Event is $200 ($175+$20+$5). Starting chips are set at 10,000 with 20 minute blinds.

The $15,750 tournament is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and is a Hold’em (No Limit) format.

The Presque Isle Downs and Casino poker room features nine spacious tables offering live poker games in a wide range of stakes. They also offer a wide array of cash games including Limit and No Limit, Omaha, Omaha 8 or Better and Omaha Hi-Lo.

For more information and details about poker events please email Christine Stacy at or visit the poker room at

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call 1-800-GAMBLER.
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