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Normandie Casino Goes to Vegas

4 Apr 2006

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Normandie Casino goes to Las Vegas.

It all got started in September of 2005 when the Normandie Casino was designated as one of the Satellite Card clubs to send a representative to the 5 Million Dollar World Poker Tournament at the Bellagio Resort Hotel in Las Vegas.

The World Poker Tour starts April 18th through the 24th.

After 1350 players (participants), $150,000 in pay-outs, 25 weeks of tournaments, 6 times a week, twice a day and 150 games, Navy Chief Petty Officer (E7) Benjamin Jones was declared the winner and representative of the Normandie Casino by beating the 150 qualified finalists on Thursday, March 30th, 2006.

Ben Jones is originally from Virginia and resides in Carson, California with his wife and 2 children. The last Game started at 7PM and ended at 1:30AM. "I couldn't believe it, my e-mail address says Lucky Me and this proves it" the 17 year Navy veteran said.

When asked what he attributed to his win, he said, "Dreams can come true, if you just keep chasing them and I've been chasing this dream for a long, long time".

And when he wins the World Poker Tournament, he said he'll come back to the Normandie Casino and have a major celebration.

Today, after more than 50 years, the Normandie Casino is Southern California's Oldest Casino and is still a family-run business, only one of the two remaining Los Angeles casinos open in Gardena.

The Miller family welcomes you to come and play in any of our Poker Tournaments.

The Normandie Casino is located at 1045 West Rosecrans Avenue in Gardena, California , just off the Harbor (110) Freeway.

It's just minutes from downtown Los Angeles and the 405 and Harbor Freeway interchange. Use the Rosecrans Avenue offramp and go west a few blocks.

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