PN Podcast: Chris Moneymaker Discusses Closure of Poker at His Kentucky Social Club



Chad Holloway @ChadAHollowayJesse Fullen @JesseFullen

Chris Moneymaker

On the latest PokerNews Podcast episode of 2023, Chad Holloway and Jesse Fullen welcome guest Chris Moneymaker to the show. The 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champ shares details on what happened in regards to his Moneymaker Social Club in Paducah, Kentucky closing its poker operations after feeling some heat from local authorities. Find out what transpired and what the future may hold.

Moneymaker also shares his plans for the upcoming 2023 WSOP and tells a fun story involving his WSOP gold bracelet, the Super Bowl, and Justin Timberlake.

Other stories discussed are Phil Hellmuth getting dismantled on a pair of live-streamed high-stakes cash games, winners from the PokerGO Tour Mixed Game Festival, the Galfond Challenge against Dan “Jungleman” Cates currently being on pause, and remembering the late Mike McClain. Finally, they look ahead to the European Poker Tour (EPT) Paris, which just got underway.

Listen to those stories and more on the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast!

Time Stamps

Time Topic
00:25 Welcome to the show
01:26 Phil Hellmuth loses big in back-to-back high-stakes live streams
04:30 How Hellmuth backing out of live streams affects other people
07:55 Sponsor: 888poker
08:55 Moneymaker Social Club in Kentucky closes down poker operation
12:50 Local authorities move the goalpost
14:31 Guest Chris Moneymaker joins the show
16:30 What happened with Moneymaker Social Club?
18:27 Why Paducah, Kentucky?
23:30 What about the staff? Future plans?
29:25 Learning to run a poker business
34:25 Why Justin Timberlake wanted to borrow Moneymaker’s WSOP bracelet
39:30 Vegas and WSOP plans — $50,000 Poker Players Championship?
44:14 Why Moneymaker will never step foot back in Michigan
46:39 Sponsor: partypoker
47:48 Jason Mercier among PokerGO Tour Mixed Game winners
51:12 Galfond Challenge against Dan “Jungleman” Cates on pause
53:10 Sponsor: WPT Global
53:57 Remembering Mike McClain
56:00 EPT Paris gets underway – what to expect!

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