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Tiffany Michelle and ESPN Commentator Norman Chad Launch Jamul Casino® Poker Room

The Jamul Casino® (recently re-branded) began it’s journey in 2016. The casino is owned and operated by Jamul Indian Village Development Corporation (JIVDC), a wholly owned entity of 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 dating back 12,000 years. The JIVDC through Jamul Casino® helps the tribe raise revenue and resources to fund educational opportunities, healthcare, and housing initiatives for its members. The Casino supports more than 1,000 permanent jobs in the region through a tribal-state gaming compact with the State of California signed in 2015.


Adding to the noble charitable cause, Jamul Casino® has decided to launch its new poker room which 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 on February 15th, 2019.


Inaugurating the poker room are Professional Poker Player Tiffany Michelle and ESPN poker commentator Norman ChadTiffany Michelle is a professional poker player and television personality who needs no introduction. That’s not all she has been also named one of MAXIM’s Top 20 Hottest Celebrity Poker Players twice! She also holds 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.


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 sportswriter, is recognized for coining poker jargans like ‘squadoosh’ (poor hand) and ‘whamboozled’ (sent to the rail). His poker career is taking no back seat as he holds a sixth place finish in the 2012 WSOP event.


Who says poker is all about taking and not giving back! Here’s to more such causes!



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