“We are honored to have Maria Ho represent WinStar World Casino in the 2011 Guaranteed $3,000,000 River Poker Series. She is a well-respected and often emulated poker player who we feel will be relatable to our patrons and to players across the nation.” commented WinStar World Casino Assistant General Manager, Michael McEwan.

Over the last years, Maria has promoted WinStar World Casino in ad campaigns, and played several poker tournaments and satellites, including the annual The River Poker Series, running from May 15th to September 5th, 2011. Offering an innovative re-entry format and a $3,000,000 guarantee, The River’s $2,100 Main Event has started drawing big fields over the last few years. In 2010, The River Poker Series main event brought a field of 1,436 participants with $646,690 for first place. Total Prize Pool (last year with a $2.5 million guarantee) was $2,872,000.

Since her breakout performance at the 2007 World Series of Poker, where she finished as the Last Woman Standing, Maria Ho has obtained a series impressive results on the tournament circuit. Currently ranked as one of Poker’s Top 10 Female Tournament Money Earners of All Tim, her professional record includes nine WSOP cashes, three WPT cashes as well as numerous live and online cashouts.

“I’m really looking forward to this opportunity to work with Winstar. Their casino is like nothing I’ve ever seen before… I could stay there for days without ever stepping outside! From my past experiences, the people who I’ve met and played with at the tables have a warmth and love for the game that is refreshing and reminds me why I love to play. I’m looking forward to spending more time there.” stated Maria Ho.

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