Stars of the hit reality TV show The Amazing Race to take part in the BC
Poker Championships at the River Rock Casino Resort, Nov.12-22, 2009

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - The River Rock Casino Resort is thrilled to announce that stars of the hit reality TV Show, The Amazing Race, Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle will be taking part in the fifth annual BC Poker Championships.

Ho and Michelle are well recognized for their remarkable poker skills as Ho was the last woman standing in the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event and Michelle finished in 17th place in the Main Event of the 2008 World Series of Poker.

If that was not enough, Ho is currently ranked 33rd in the Top 100 Women's All Time Money List among poker players and Michelle's total live poker tournament winnings exceed $400,000.

"We may be California girls but we love Canada! We had the best time at the BC Poker Championships last year and can't wait to come back to Vancouver for more," said Ho and Michelle.

In partnership with, The River Rock Casino Resort will host the BC Poker Championships from Nov. 12th - 22nd with an estimated prize pool of $2.5 million and 1750 seats available.

This year's events include:

    -   November 12th - 14th  - $550 No Limit Texas Hold'em
    -   November 15th         - $120 Super Satellite with Re-Buys
    -   November 16th - 17th  - $1,100 No Limit Texas Hold'em
    -   November 18th         - $120 Super Satellite with Re-Buys
    -   November 19th - 22nd  - Main Event $2,700 No Limit Texas Hold'em

Players must be 19 years or older to participate and can register by phone at 604-247-8983 or in person at the River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Road, Richmond.

SOURCE River Rock Casino Resort

For further information: For further information: For all media inquiries please contact: Sonja Mandic, Manager, Media and Responsible Gaming, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, (604) 889-7114,

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