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Chris Moneymaker Opens New Poker Club In Kentucky

Opening Comes After Previous Room Was Forced To Close


Chris MoneymakerChris Moneymaker’s Kentucky poker room is back – albeit in a new location. After closing a venue in Paducah in February 2023, the Moneymaker Social club re-opened Saturday in Louisville.

The 2023 World Series of Poker main event winner released a video detailing plans for the room’s opening. The location is just a short drive from the University of Louisville.

“We’ll have food, have drinks, have some poker,” he said in announcing the opening. “So come out and have a good time.”

Details On The Club

Moneymaker’s club becomes the second room to open in the state. The property follows a similar business model as in Texas, where players pay a membership fee as they might at a country club, instead of the house taking a rake of the action.

That amounts to membership dues of $80 a month or $10 per day. Players also pay a $7 seat fee every half hour. The room features eight tables, with room for expansion. There is cash game play currently, but tournaments may be added at some point as well.

Moneymaker believes the new room has threaded the needle when it comes to state law. The venue’s manager, Christine Russell, told PokerNews that the district attorney has given the go-ahead on the model and “is excited to have us here.”

The Paducah room faced much more local opposition, including threats from local law enforcement, according to news reports at the time. Those concerns now seem to have subsided with the new location.

The club seems a likely location for a Moneymaker Tour stop, which launched in 2023 and has now run several events.

Beyond the tour and new business venture in Kentucky, it’s been a nice few months for the Poker Hall of Famer on the poker felt as well. In May, Moneymaker won a Triton high roller event in Montenegro for $903,000 while taking third in another high roller for $311,000. The ACR Poker pro also took sixth in the Venom online event for another $382,007.

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