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On The Road With Chris Moneymaker: Texas Card House

by Rob Jenkins |  Published: Sep 25, 2019


As a professional comedian, magician, and entrepreneur, I have toured with entertainers such as Cheech & Chong, Mike Epps, and Cedric The Entertainer, but being on the road with 2003 World Series of Poker main event champion Chris Moneymaker is quite a different experience. Chris and I met at my personal cardroom in Odessa, Texas, the Celebrity Card Club, and quickly became friends off the poker table. It was then that I started booking our Celebrity Poker Series as a way to tour the country and see the poker world. As we know, Moneymaker is one of the most recognizable names and faces in the game because of his role in sparking the poker boom. Walking into a poker room with him is the equivalent of walking onto a baseball field with Jose Altuve, or a football field with Michael Oher. Perhaps not ironically, all three of whom went into ...

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