**Official Press Release**
Hollywood, CA (August 21, 2012) – DeepStacks Poker Tour and Breeders’ Cup have once again partnered for the 2nd Annual Celebrity Poker Invitational hosted by Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi on October 30, 2012 at the Commerce Casino.
The charity tournament will be highlighted during the NBC Sports coverage of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Championship and will also be live streamed via DeepStacks360 and presented on DeepStacks.com and BreedersCup.com, so viewers from around the world can join the action.
The DEEPSTACKS POKER TOUR BREEDERS’ CUP CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL features a $200 buy-in with unlimited $100 rebuys for the first 3 levels with all proceeds benefiting the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) and is open to the public. The event has already drawn commitments from pros, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, Tristan Wade, Randal “Randallin” Flowers and Robert Mizrachi.
The winner of this year’s event will earn an automatic $10,000 entry into the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge held during the Breeders Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA on November 2 & 3, 2012.
“The Breeders’ Cup is a world-class organization that has made our partnership a pleasure to be apart of,” said DeepStacks CEO Chris Torina. “Having the opportunity to work with Breeders’ Cup for a second year in a row on an event of this magnitude is truly an honor for our company.”
“From their participation and presence at the Breeders’ Cup, to helping us raise money and awareness in the poker community, working with DeepStacks and ‘The Grinder’ has a been a great experience,” said Breeders’ Cup VP- Media and Entertainment, Peter Rotondo, “We look forward to again partnering up throughout our Breeders’ Cup week.”
Last year’s event was held in Southern Indiana and attended by pros, Mike Matusow, John Racener, Karina Jett and David “Chino” Rheem, who helped raise over $15,000 for the Jimmy V Foundation.
For more information visit: Breeders’ Cup Celebrity Invitational Poker Tournament
About DeepStacks Poker Tour:
DeepStacks Poker Tour is a domestic and international tournament circuit focused on increasing player fields and prize pools through pro player participation, great structures and quality television programming. Integrated with the industry’s premier poker brand, DeepStacks; the Tour is designed to reach a mainstream demographic, utilizing its strong casino partnerships and comprehensive marketing campaigns to fuel the growth of its tournaments. DeepStacks Poker Tour is also the exclusive poker tour partner of North America’s premier gaming destination, Mohegan Sun. For more information, visit www.DeepStacks.com.
About Breeders’ Cup:
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2012 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 15 races and purses totaling more than $25 million will be held Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Network. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
DeepStacks Poker Tour: Justin Simon, Justin@strivecommunications.com
Breeders’ Cup: Jim Gluckson, email@example.com