Movember Poker Moves to Jamul Casino

Charity Texas Hold-Em Tournament for Men's Health Issues Moves to Jamul

Shuffle up and deal! The 2019 Movember Poker tournament will take place at Jamul Casino.
Movember Poker action from 2017.

The return of Movember Poker will be at Jamul Casino.

The feisty Movember Poker “Mo Stacks” tournament is coming back—better than ever. The well-received charity event supports men’s health initiatives such as research and awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. It resumes action on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

The recently upgraded Poker Room at Jamul Casino is the new tournament site.

This will be the sixth time in seven years that the Mo Stacks tournament will bring together poker players to support the Movember Foundation and vie for cash and prizes.

Global awareness of Movember has risen dramatically over the past two decades. Founded in Australia, the basic premise involves men growing mustaches during the 30 days of November. People sponsor mustache (or “Mo”) growth in the same way they might sponsor someone participating in a Walkathon.

Getting groomed for Movember.

This charitable fundraising event shouldn’t be conflated with No-Shave November, a bearded, copycat version of Movember. (Seriously, which takes more commitment—allowing a beard to grow out or sporting and grooming a lip caterpillar?)

Along with mustache money, Movember is funded by special events. San Diego’s Mo Stacks tournament was founded by editor Ron Donoho. He is a 13-year veteran of Movember campaigns.

After raising roughly $30,000 over five years, the Mo Stacks tournament took a one-year hiatus in 2018.

The buy-in for this year’s tournament is $75. There will be unlimited rebuys during the initial rounds of the event. Players that make it to the final table will win a swag bag and be eligible for cash prizes (determined by the number of entrants).

More details about the tournament—including special guest players—will be available in coming weeks. Stay tuned.

About Jamul Casino

Norman Chad and Tiffany Michelle at the Jamul Casino Poker Room.

Jamul Casino—located about 25 minutes from downtown San Diego—was rebranded in May 2018 after initially opening for business as part of the Hollywood Casino chain.

The Jamul Casino Poker Room officially opened on February 11, 2019. The high-tech-facilitated room holds 10 tables, offers table-side dining and is accessed by full bar service.

The Poker Room’s first $25,000 Golden Cap Bounty tournament featured notable poker guests Norman Chad, Tiffany Michelle and Erick Lindgren.

A big-money poker tournament series comes to Jamul Casino and will run from September 20-29. The Ante Up Poker Tour will be making its first-ever stop in Southern California. It will include a two-day, $550 buy-in tournament guaranteed to pay out $100,000.

Dining at Jamul Casino

The outdoor deck at Loft 94.

Yes, poker players get hungry.

Initially designed as a beer garden, Jamul Casino’s Loft 94 bar/eatery is getting a refresh. It will relaunch in October with a new-look menu of Asian-inspired cuisine. A brand-new bar and cocktail program will also be unveiled.

Guests attending the November 14 Movember Poker tournament will be treated to a free buffet at Loft 94. It’s an upstairs respite where you can hang out, take a break after a bad beat or take in sweeping views of the verdant countryside.  J&J

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