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January 31, 2019

Record-breaking Poker Professional Tiffany Michelle and ESPN Commentator Norman Chad Launch Jamul Casino® Poker Room with a Challenge to Local Players

JAMUL, Calif.Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday, February 15, 2019, Jamul Casino® will unite hundreds of local poker players with celebrities and professional players for a chance at the $50,000 prize pool in the inaugural Golden Cap poker tournament.  Included in the celebrity line-up are Professional Poker Player Tiffany Michelle and legendary ESPN poker commentator Norman Chad, as well as numerous others.  The poker tournament is part of the Grand Opening celebration for the casino’s new Poker Room.  Start time for the poker tournament is high noon, and Grand Opening celebrations begin at 11am.
Players interested in participating in the first annual Golden Cap poker tournament may buy-in for $500 plus a $50entry fee beginning February 11 at the Jamul Casino Poker Room, or at 10am on game day, February 15.  A full schedule can be found on the Poker page on the website for Jamul Casino®www.jamulcasinosd.com/poker-room/.  The tournament also offers $500 prizes as bounties for players who knock out the Jamul tribal council, poker professionals, or celebrities playing in the tournament, such as Tiffany Michelle and Norman Chad.
Tiffany Michelle is a professional poker player and television personality.  She has twice been named one of MAXIM’s Top 20 Hottest Celebrity Poker Players and one of the Top 10 Most Fascinating People in Poker by the Casino City Times. She broke the record for the largest field conquered by a female in live poker history when she finished 17th out of 6,844 players at the 2008 World Series of Poker, taking home $334,534. A year later she competed as part of the only all-female team on season 15 of the Emmy Award-winning The Amazing Race.  She has also been seen as a series regular the Emmy-nominated soap opera series DeVanity, and finished in Bobby Flay’s Top 3 on season 3 of the Food Network’s Worst Cooks In America.
Norman Chad has served as a commentator and co-host for The World Series of Poker on ESPN since 2003.  Chad, who is also a syndicated sportswriter, is recognized for his colorful poker terminology, including ‘squadoosh’ (poor hand) and ‘whamboozled’ (eliminated from the tournament).  He has also participated in numerous World Series of Poker events, including a sixth place finish in 2012.  He writes a weekly column for The Washington Post and other news outlets, and has published a book.
Additional celebrity and bountied players include Scott Long, Publisher of Ante Up Magazine; radio talk show hosts Ben & Woods from Mighty 1090 Sports; and several others.
Adjacent to the High Limit Room at Jamul Casino®, the new Poker Room features 10 high-action tables, table-side dining and full bar service, and the latest equipment and technology.   Added at the request of its guests, Jamul Casino®‘s Poker Room will host ongoing live games and weekly tournaments.
“We are constantly listening to our guests and are thrilled to accommodate the growing market for a high-stakes Poker Room.  The Jamul Casino Poker Room will be a popular addition to the casino,” stated Erica M. Pinto, Chairwoman of the Jamul Indian Village of California.
About Jamul Indian Village of California
Jamul Indian Village of California is one of 13 federally recognized tribes that are part of the Kumeyaay Nation, with roots in east San Diego County going back 12,000 years. The Tribe uses revenue and resources from Jamul Casino® to fund educational opportunities, healthcare, and housing initiatives for its members, and projects that benefit the surrounding community, through a tribal-state gaming compact with the State of California signed in 2015.  For more information about Jamul Indian Village of California, please visit jamulindianvillage.com.
About Jamul Casino®
Opened in 2016, the recently rebranded Jamul Casino®, located in Jamul, California, is owned and operated by Jamul Indian Village Development Corporation (JIVDC), a wholly owned entity of Jamul Indian Village of California.  The $430 million casino features over 1,700 slot machines and 40 live table games; free shuttle service from various locations in San Diego; live entertainment; and seven restaurants, bars and lounges. Jamul Casino® supports more than 1,000 permanent jobs in the region.  For more information about Jamul Casino®, please visit www.jamulcasinosd.com.
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