The Moneymaker Tour has a new partnership with Texas Card House in Houston, which will host the first stop of its 2024 schedule, the Tour announced today. The new deal also marks the Moneymaker Tour’s first stop in the state of Texas. The first Moneymaker Tour series of the new year brings players 12 days of action starting on January 10 and running until January 22.
The Moneymaker Tour at Texas Card House Houston will feature 12 trophy events that range in buy-ins from $150 to $1,500, with more than $500,000 in guarantees across the whole series. The Moneymaker Main Event will have a $1,500 buy-in with a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool and will take place from Tuesday, January 16 to Monday January 22. The Main Event features five starting days with a live-streamed final table on the 22nd.
The Tour, which saw its inaugural stop in May 2023, has been steadily increasing in popularity. Its third series at Hard Rock Casino in Cincinnati in September was the first to draw a $1 Million guaranteed Main Event, with a strong 788 entry field eventually won by Joseph Bakun for more than $208,000.
“The Moneymaker Tour is excited to kick off the new year in a new state with a new partner, Texas Card House Houston”, said Tony Burns, Executive Manager. “Texas is becoming well known for its great action and we look forward to having our first ever stop in Houston starting January 10.”
The Moneymaker Tour was created by 2003 WSOP Champion and ACR Team Pro, Chris Moneymaker and Moneymaker Tour Executive Manager, Tony Burns. The Tour was conceived as a way for Moneymaker to give poker players opportunities to have their own ordinary to extraordinary moments as he did. One such player was Michael Rossi, who echoed Chris’s own story when he won the first Moneymaker Poker Tour Main Event at Palm Beach Kennel Club. Rossi, who won his seat via an online satellite, this time courtesy of ACR Poker, took down the tournament for more than $134,000 on May 23, the 20th anniversary of Moneymaker’s 2003 WSOP Main Event victory.
“This partnership with Texas Card House, Chris Moneymaker and the Moneymaker Tour is a key highlight in our ongoing efforts to deliver exceptional poker experiences in Texas,” said Texas Card House COO Victor Leone. “Our community of players and members can look forward to a dynamic and thrilling tournament series, showcasing the high-stakes play and intense competition synonymous with Chris Moneymaker! We warmly invite poker fans from all regions to join us for what is set to be a series of memorable tournaments and experiences.”
Following the event at Texas Card House, the Moneymaker Tour will return to Palm Beach Kennel Club in Florida from February 15-27.