Women's World Curling Champion Jennifer Jones takes on Men's World Champions in Historic Match at the 2009 TSN Casino Rama Curling Skins Game



    MNJIKANING (RAMA), ON, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - Casino Rama is pleased to
announce the second annual TSN Casino Rama Curling Skins Game on January 10
and 11, 2009, airing live on TSN and TSN HD. The event features a star studded
lineup in which Women's World Champion Jennifer Jones will compete against the
reigning Men's World Champion Kevin Martin and former World Champions Glenn
Howard and Randy Ferbey for $100,000 in cash prizes.
    "Last year's first annual Casino Rama Skins Games was a tremendous
success and the fans are hungry for more," said Jeff Craik, Vice President of
Marketing for Casino Rama. "The addition of Jennifer Jones will take the
competition to the next level, as it marks the first time a woman's rink will
compete against men's rinks in a TSN Skins game."
    "Jennifer Jones captivated an entire nation earlier this year with her
outstanding performances at the Canadian and World Championships," said Phil
King, President, TSN. "She is an extremely competitive curler and her talents
and accomplishments could not be overlooked as an invitee for this year's
Skins game. Along with Martin, Howard and Ferbey, this year's competition is
stronger than ever."
    The four competing champion skips boast an impressive list of
achievements consisting of a combined nine World Championships and 14 Canadian
titles. Expect intense competition and Big Time Excitement during this
single-elimination format where anything can happen as the winner is
determined by total prize money rather than points.
    The TSN Casino Rama Curling Skins Game is coming off a highly successful
inaugural season in December 2007, when Martin defeated Wayne Middaugh to win
the title and $61,000. The made-for-TV original TSN production is an annual
all-Canadian event featuring four Canadian rinks competing for a total cash
purse of $100,000. The event consists of two semifinals on Saturday,
January 10, starting with Ferbey vs. Martin at 1 p.m. ET and followed by
Howard vs. Jones at 8 p.m. ET. The winners from each semi-final game will
advance to the final taking place on Sunday, January 11 at 1 p.m. ET.
    Three-game ticket packages are $45, $60 and $90. Exclusive advanced
three-game ticket package purchases for Players Passport(TM) Club Members
begins Sunday, September 14th at 12 noon, in-person only at the Casino Rama
Box Office. Three-game ticket packages go on-sale to the general public on
Tuesday, September 16th at 12 noon, and will be available in-person at the
Casino Rama Box Office, at all TicketMaster locations, by calling (416)
870-8000, and online at www.casinorama.com. Ticket prices do not include
applicable taxes or service charges.

    Operating 24-hours a day, seven days a week since July 31, 1996, Casino
Rama is Ontario's only First Nations commercial casino. The Casino offers a
complete entertainment experience with over 2,500 slot machines, more than 110
gaming tables, ten unique restaurants, a world-class 5,000 seat Entertainment
Centre, and a 300-room all-suite hotel providing spa and health club
facilities. Casino Rama is operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc.
    For those seeking the Big Time Excitement of a career at one of Ontario's
premier entertainment destinations, please visit our web site.

    Established in 2003, TSN Events was created to develop a wide-variety of
original branded programming and event platforms to supplement TSN's
traditional live sports and news coverage. TSN Events acquires sports
marketing rights, develops original programming and grassroots initiatives,
and leverages the strength and capabilities of the TSN brand to meet customer
objectives and exceed fan expectations. TSN Events' assets include NASCAR
Canada and the Casino Rama Curling Skins Game.




For further information:

For further information: For media requiring more information, please
contact: Lesley Robinson, Media Relations Manager, Casino Rama, (705) 329-5179
direct, (705) 323-0092 cell, robinsonl@casinorama.com; Greg McIsaac, TSN,
(416) 332-5180 direct, (416) 458-3591 cell, gmcisaac@tsn.ca

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