Rachel from Minnesota stumbled upon Bovada’s Poker Bowl while playing a tournament several months ago, and sure enough she signed up, hit the felt, and won! She’s been set up with our luxurious $15K Super Bowl Prize Package, which includes two tickets to the Super Bowl, a three night stay in a hotel, access to exclusive events and $3,000 cash for travel and spending. We can’t think of a better way to spend the February 1st weekend than at the biggest event of the year. Check out the below interview for Rachel’s experience to Super Bowl XLIX.
1) How long have you been playing poker?
I’ve been playing poker for about five years. I met my boyfriend back in 2010, and he loves playing poker, so I wanted to learn. It took me a while to get the hang of how to play, but now I love it.
2) How did you hear about Bovada’s Poker Bowl?
I was playing a tournament and saw an ad on Bovada’s main screen, advertising the Poker Bowl.
3) What do you like most about playing poker?
One thing I like about poker is winning big pots. Every time I have the best hand out of several players who have gone all in, my heart races.
When I won the Poker Bowl tournament, I was in one of the first few hands. I limped in with a jack nine suited. A second player called, and a third player raised six big blinds, so the second player and I both called. The flop came 9d3d9 (unknown), and I checked the flop, next player checked, and then the last player bet about 300 chips. I pushed all in. All players went all in, and one had 7d8d and the other had pocket queens. I don’t remember what the flop and river were, but I won the hand and took two people out. This gave me a great advantage at the start of the tournament. My heart was just racing. It was a great feeling.
4) Have you ever been to Arizona?
I’ve never been to Arizona before. I love warm weather and am looking forward to it!
5) Are you a football fan?
I’m not the greatest fan, but my boyfriend is a huge Packers fan. I enjoy watching the games every weekend with him. Each year when the Super bowl is on, I really enjoy the show at Halftime, so I’m looking forward to that.
6) What team will you cheer for?
I’d like to cheer the Packers on with my boyfriend. Otherwise, I’d pick whatever NFC team is in Super bowl.
7) How will you prepare for the Super Bowl?
Ever since I found out I won the Super Bowl tickets, I’ve been planning for the trip to Arizona with my boyfriend. There’s a lot of planning such as booking flights, renting a car, taking time off of work, getting my parents to dog sit and packing.
8) What are you most looking forward to?
This is a once in a lifetime experience. Attending the Super Bowl and exclusive parties, and staying in a nice hotel will be great. I’m from Minnesota, so getting away from single digit weather will be another plus. When I called my boyfriend to tell him what I won, he was super excited. This will be our first vacation together, and we can’t wait! It’s hard to point to only one thing. The entire experience will be unforgettable!