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July poker tournament to feature Mohegan Sun's largest guaranteed prize pool

8 June 2009

UNCASVILLE, CT -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Poker players have a million reasons to play in July with Mohegan Sun's Summer Showdown Poker Tournament featuring a $1 million guaranteed prize pool. This ten-day event, which features the largest confirmed poker prize pool in Mohegan Sun history, will conclude with a three-day $700,000 Guaranteed No-Limit Hold' Em Main Event on August 1st.

"As with any tournament, we are extremely excited, but this one seems to be a bit more special as we are guaranteeing a million dollars - the largest prize pool in our history," said Bruce Dixon, Director of Poker for Mohegan Sun. "Since we opened our poker room last August, each tournament we've held has built a wave of momentum in terms of turnout and success and we expect July's tournament to reach even new proportions."

Similar to the Spring Showdown, which was held at the end of April, the Summer Showdown, held in the Convention Center, will kick-off with a $150,000 Guaranteed No-Limit Hold' Em event on Wednesday, July 22nd, followed by a Seven Card Stud Event on Thursday, July 23rd and a second $150,000 guarantee on Saturday, July 25th.

The ladies take center stage on Sunday, July 26th, with a special Ladies Only Event. The week continues with various No-Limit and Limit Hold' Em cash events and culminates with the three-day Main Event starting July 30th. Buy-in for the Main Event is $2,000 with a $150.00 entry fee.

Weekly Satellite Qualifying Tournaments for Mohegan Sun's Summer Showdown Poker Tournament begin on Monday, July 6th and run throughout the month of July until the tournaments kick off on July 22nd.

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