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On Friday, February 15, 2019, Jamul Casino® will host a Grand Opening celebration for its new Poker Room. Located at 14145 Campo Road in Jamul, CA, the event will feature Native American traditions, a ribbon-cutting, and the inaugural Golden Cap poker tournament. The tournament will bring together hundreds of local poker players, celebrities, and poker pros vying for a piece of the $50,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Adjacent to the High Limit Room at Jamul Casino®, the new Poker Room will feature 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 tournaments beginning at noon each day.

The Jamul Casino® Poker Room Grand Opening schedule includes:

     9:00am  –

Turbo satellite tournament begins (1 in 5 wins entry to Golden Cap tournament)

      10:00am 

Golden Cap tournament registration opens/appetizers served (Loft 94)

     11:00am 

Grand Opening Ceremony

Welcome – Erica M. Pinto, Tribal Chairwoman

Tribal Blessing – Kenneth Meza, Former Tribal Vice Chairman

Traditional Kumeyaay Bird Singing – James Cuero III, Tribal Council Member

     11:20am –

Management Remarks by Mary Cheeks, President & General Manager

     11:25am –

Ribbon Cutting

     11:30am –

Celebrity Introductions & Golden Cap Tournament Kick-Off

     11:45am –

Seats assigned

     12:00pm –

Tournament begins

Players interested in participating in the inaugural Golden Cap poker tournament may buy-in for $500 plus a $50 entry fee beginning February 11 at the Jamul Casino Poker Room, or at 10am on game day, February 15. In addition to a cash pay-out, the winner will receive a golden baseball cap with water droplet emblem, and a 24K gold-plated chip cap. The tournament also offers ten $500 prizes as bounties for players who knock out the Jamul Tribal Council, poker professionals, or celebrities playing in the tournament.  Bountied players include:

  • Tiffany Michelle, TV Personality/World Series of Poker “Last Woman Standing”
  • Norman Chad, World Series of Poker Commentator
  • Erick Lindgren, Professional Poker Player
  • Ben Higgins, Co-host of Ben & Woods show on Mighty 1090 and 10News Sports Anchor
  • Steve Woods, Co-host of Ben & Woods show on Mighty 1090
  • Chris Pinto, Jamul Indian Village of California Tribal Council Member
  • James Cuero, Jamul Indian Village of California Tribal Council Member
  • Scott Long, Publisher of Ante Up Magazine
  • Scott Lewis, Editor in Chief & CEO of Voice of San Diego
  • Ben Erwin, San Diego Hometown Poker Hero/Poker Director at Thunder Valley Casino Resort

“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 1,600 slot machines, 37 live table games, and a dedicated poker room with weekly tournaments; 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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Source: European Gaming Media
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