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Come Play With Me(and win a seat to WPT)!

by Amanda Musumeci |  Published: Aug 06, '14

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WSOP is over an now it's time again for another busy and fun August!

Around this time last year, I was introduced to the lovely folks of Cabot Creamery. The always wonderful team at Borgata had put them in touch with me regarding their annual charity poker event. Most people who know me personally know that I have a huge heart filled with warmth, love, and a huge desire to give back to nearly anyone who needs help(many times to a fault lol).

I actually do see much of my future revolving around either creating a family and/or committing myself to some greater cause in this world. I always kinda figured that if I never did like meet the right person or if I met the right person and we together didn't feel like kids were right for us... that I'd end up kind of being a "mother to the world." I want to be involved in actively helping people. It warms my soul in a way that not much else does. I don't want to just write a check, I want to get my hands dirty if it means that I can contribute and see the rewards in the faces of those that I bring assistance to.

I know what life is like when you feel surrounded by darkness and out of options, I've lived that life in my history... and I know what it feels like to have someone swoop in as your savior. That feeling of "oh thank godddd..." the exasperation in feeling like life isn't all dark and people aren't all selfishly terrible. I want to bring this feeling to people who never deserved half that tragedies in their lives that they've probably faced. It truly is the best high... helping others.

While this is all just some dream right now... it's a huge passion of mine. Poker was always just a means to get to where I wanted to go in life. Poker was never really what I wanted to do. I wanted really to just make money because my family had none, and poker just so happened to be the best method I'd found in my lifetime to start a nest-egg. The idea was to spend a few years doing the poker thing, and then take the money and leave and start other ventures. I wanted to be a real life adult who was successful in life, not just successful at some a game. Poker just gave us all a way to experience some sick, unnatural prolonged adolescence lol.

Despite the fact that I maybe never really intended to still be in poker at this age,  here I am. I, much like the many, have let poker manifest most areas of my life. Poker does have that special way of bleeding into every area of your life and consuming it, and all pros are probably guilty of letting this happen at some point, if not for long and indefinite stretches. Well, I'm getting older, and while poker is really fun at times, it's not doing anything for this world. I'm not helping anyone.

As I'm going to be 30 soon, I suspect I'm going to get more serious about this notion of a life transition. It's really scary to consider leaving a community that has become really the only thing in this world that I'm super familiar with, but I'm getting antsy and feeling a sense of restless discontent. I hope I do find my way to the things I crave, but the least I can do while I am still selfishly indulging in this full-time poker lifestyle is contribute some time to giving something back.

I really hope that some of you out there will get off of your behindsss and get them over to Borgata to play this event. Not that you shooould need the added incentive, but there is a $3500 main event seat being given to the winner on top of the other prize monies and gifts. It will be a $250 + $30 entry + $20 charity.

Please check out these details below, and join me in taking a day to give back to others!


Based out of Waitesfield, Vermont, the farm-family owners of Cabot Creamery Cooperative salute the cital work the Community FoodBank of NJ, Southern Branch does to help combat the hunger and break the cycle of poverty for families throughout the greater Souther Jersey region. By Sponsoring the "Put A Bad Beat On Hunger" Poker Tournament, Cabot is supporting the critical work done by the Community FoodBank of NJ, Southern Branch.


Sunday, August 17th at 11:00AM
Poker Room at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa
1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(NOTE: Player registration is from 9:00AM to 1:00PM in the Poker Room)


Cabot Contact: Bob Schiers
888-214-9444 or
Borgata Contact: Brian Brennan
(609)-317-7160 or
Community FoodBank of New Jersey- Southern Branch Contact: Evelyn Benton
(609)-383-8843 x-109 or

 After this event...

... I'll almost immediately be heading down to southern Florida to visit and play at one of my favorite establishments, the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. This property is freakin awesome! The property is impeccably kept, and nicely updated. A great pool to chill at if you do happen to bust-out and have an early afternoon, yummy restaurants, an awesome outdoor promenade type of area with cute little shops, and there's even peacocks roaming the property!  

They are running their "Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open," which will run a Main Event boasting a 10 Million Dollar Guaranteed Prize Pool!

This series will begin on August 14th, 2014, with the Main Event being held August 28th-September 3rd, 2014. If you are thinking about going for the full series, you should know they are running leaderboard with prizes. Find more information on the Leaderboard Competition HERE.

For further information on the tournament schedule, qualifier/s schedule, and local hotel suggestions please go HERE


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