Moneymaker PSPC Tour Arrives At Mohegan Sun In October

Mega prizes and fun planned for six remaining PokerStars-sponsored stops; players can register at the Mohegan Sun Poker Room

UNCASVILLE, CT (September 19, 2018) – Pokerstars Ambassador Chris Moneymaker will be among hundreds of hopefuls keen to make their mark at Mohegan Sun’s Poker Room October 4th – 7th when the Moneymaker PSPC Tour makes its sixth stop of the series.


Players will have the chance to win life-changing sums of money by parlaying an $86 buy in into a Platinum Pass, worth $30,000, to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC). They can also stop by the annual Sun Brewfest on Saturday, October 6th in the Earth Expo & Conventions Center where they’ll find live entertainment, games, a cornhole tournament and delicious food.

“We’re ready to host hundreds of poker players for what should be a really exciting weekend here at Mohegan Sun. The Moneymaker PSPC Tour is a great poker event that gives players an incredible opportunity, all for $86. We’re pulling for a Mohegan Sun player to take it all the way to millions in the PSPC.” Stated Ray Pineault, President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun.

Guests can register to play directly at the Mohegan Sun Poker Room, located in Casino of the Wind, near Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Call 860-862-5575 for more information.

The ‘Moneymaker PSPC Tour’, Chris’ brain-child, will run six more live $86 buy-in tournaments, each awarding cash prizes and a Platinum Pass.

  • September 22nd at Gardens Casino, Los Angeles
  • September 30th at, available to players in NJ only
  • October 4th – October 7th at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
  • October 10th – October 14th at Live!, Baltimore, Maryland
  • October 23rd at Run It Up Reno, Reno, Nevada
  • October 31st – November 2nd at Talking Stick, Phoenix, Arizona

To date, more than 3,000 entrants have participated in the Moneymaker PSPC Tour with approximately 800 entrants at Stones Gambling Hall in Sacramento, California, approximately 1,000 entrants at Lucky Chances, Colma, San Francisco and approximately 1,300 entrants at Foxwoods, Connecticut.

So far, nine US players will join some of the world’s best poker players in the Bahamas next year, including PokerStars Carribean Adventure (PCA) National Championship winner Maria Konnikova, PCA Day 2 draw winner Thai Ha, PCA Wild Card Winner David Peters, NJSCOOP Main Event Winner (High) Michael Page,  NJSCOOP Main Event Winner (Low) Derik Lee, and LIPS National Championship Alice Zheng. There’s also Moneymaker PSPC Tour champion Cliff Ellefson who picked up a Platinum Pass at Stones Gambling Hall, 76-year old John Mokhtari from Belmont, California, who picked up a pass at Lucky Chances and Foxwoods champ Ronald Mici, a 25-year-old janitor at the World Trade Center who comes from Bronx, New York. Find out more about current PSPC winners here.

Chris Moneymaker formulated the new multi-stop ‘Moneymaker PSPC Tour’ to give US players the chance to emulate his WSOP win back in 2003 when he turned $86 into $2,500,000 by beating 838 players at the Main Event, sparking the famous ‘Moneymaker Effect’.

More information about the ‘Moneymaker PSPC Tour’ can be found on the PokerStars Blog.

Keep an eye on PokerStarsLive and Chris’ Twitter channels using #MoneymakerTour for upcoming news and announcements.

For further information, please contact [email protected]

Notes to Editors:

General PSPC T&Cs apply to all routes

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