MARIO LEMIEUX TO KICK-OFF CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT AT RIVERS CASINO
Proceeds from Tournament on Thursday, Jan. 15 to Benefit The Mario Lemieux Foundation
PITTSBURGH – Jan. 9, 2015 – Rivers Casino will host annual The Mario Lemieux Foundation Charity Poker Tournament on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. Players will be treated to an appearance by Mario Lemieux, who will be at Rivers to help kick-off the charity tournament.
Players can still register for the highly-anticipated tournament. The entrance fee is $200, $50 of which goes directly to the Foundation. Prior to taking their first hand, players will receive 5000 chips for each additional $25 Charity Buy. Registration is available in-person at the Rivers’ poker room.
“We’re excited to welcome Mario back to Rivers Casino. Our players can expect an exciting night of poker that will benefit an outstanding cause,” said Jim Tinney, Rivers’ poker room manager.
In addition to the cash prize pool, players will have the chance to win hockey gear and memorabilia signed by Mario and other Penguin greats.
Rivers Casino has a long history of support for The Mario Lemieux Foundation. The two organizations teamed up in 2010 to help launch table games in Pittsburgh, and designated the nonprofit the sole benefactor of Rivers’ table test event. The Foundation took home nearly $30,000 in contributions from Rivers as a result.
Created in 1993, the Mario Lemieux Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for cancer and neonatal research, as well as Austin’s Playroom Project, an initiative that creates sibling playrooms in medical facilities.
For more information about The Mario Lemieux Foundation Charity Poker Tournament and other poker events, please visit www.riverscasino.com or call the Poker Room at 412-566-4606.
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a 2014 “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, "Best Overall Gaming Resort" in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and "Best Overall Casino" in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 83 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $406 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit www.riverscasino.com.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Mario Lemieux will not be available for interviews, but representatives from the Foundation will be available for comment.
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