December 8, 2015 Louisville, KY.  – The Kentucky Derby Festival is dealing winning odds at its third annual holiday event. The Texas Ho Ho Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament is this Saturday, December 12, at Horseshoe Southern Indiana in the First Floor Poker Room beginning at 5p.m.  Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, the charitable arm of the Kentucky Derby Festival.

Check-in begins at 3 p.m., tournament starts at 5 p.m. The $125 buy-in includes $8,000 worth of chips, a commemorative Derby Festival Texas Hold ‘Em metal event pin and one free buffet at the Southern Indiana restaurant, The Spread. Re-buys will be available for $50 up to four times for $4,000 worth of chips (if player’s money is below $8,000 during first six levels of play).

The payout will be based on the size of the field (with 10% of the field receiving prizes). Call 502-584-FEST to register, or log on to www.kdf.org for registration information.

About KDFF:  The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, a 501 C 3 not-for-profit charity, receives and manages charitable contributions on behalf of the Kentucky Derby Festival, Inc., its supporters and the general public. The Foundation preserves the Festival’s impact on the community by developing projects that highlight the Festival’s influence on the area’s cultural heritage.  It works to further the Festival’s educational and charitable mission through exhibitions and performances.

About Kentucky Derby Festival: The Derby Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation.  It entertains more than 1.5 million people annually. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.

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