Umerah wins College Poker Challenge at bestbet Jax



Ononike Umerah, a senior at the University of North Florida studying psychology, captured the second College Poker Challenge at bestbet Jacksonville on Dec. 15, chopping first place with Nathan Lauer, but winning the trophy and title.

The field had nearly 100 entries, but in the end it was Umerah’s K-5 that held up against Lauer’s Q-9.

For its second CPC, bestbet issued each player a ticket for a drawing that featured prizes such as LED TVs, a mini iPad, Kindle Fire and much more.

Events coordinator Jeremiah Curtis was lauded for his efforts as Umerah thanked him for a fine tournament.

I also want to bring attention to bestbet’s Facebook page (JAXPokerRoom). The content is a fun read, including poker trivia questions, card hands and general questions about poker. I look forward to each posting.

DBKC: I’m also impressed with Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room’s Facebook page (DBKCandPR). It’s informative and colorful, and keeps players on top of what’s happening at the poker room. The page just jumps out at you. It recently called attention to DBKC’s Rewards Program, of which I don’t think many people are aware.

— Chaz Allen is the Ante Up Ambassador for North Florida. Email him at

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