It’s official that Chris Moneymaker is Americas CardRoom Newest Team Pro. If you don’t know Chris, he’s responsible for igniting the online poker revolution nearly two decades ago. Americas Card Room is thrilled to welcome him into the fold as an Americas Cardroom ambassador. To learn more about Chris Moneymaker, check out his Americas Card Room Team Pro page here.
In case you need to brush up on your poker history, Moneymaker conquered the 2003 WSOP Main Event to win $2.5 million in prize money. While that’s exciting enough, his win came after he secured his Main Event seat through a series of online satellites on Pokerstars. Making him a true online poker pioneer.
Chris’s win not only made him a millionaire. It ultimately inspired millions of people to flock online in the hopes of becoming the next Moneymaker. That’s why you’ll often hear the term “Moneymaker Effect” to describe the boom that followed his 2003 win. The fact that money is literally part of his name certainly didn’t hurt.
Moneymaker’s story and influence didn’t end in 2003. He’s been an incredible ambassador for the game of online poker and spent the last 17 years representing Poker Stars. He’s also racked up $3.9 Million in total live winnings. Chris also earned his place in the prestigious Poker Hall of Fame.
While we’re obviously thrilled to have Chris and all his enthusiasm on our team, we’re just as excited about our upcoming promos. Stay tuned over the coming weeks and discover how you could become the next Moneymaker with little more than some pocket change and a dream.