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Andy Roddick Holding Charity Poker Tourney Friday

Xbox Fans Can Play Poker With Him Online Before Event


Tennis pro Andy Roddick is heading to Hollywood, Florida, Friday for a charity poker tournament that will raise money for the Andy Roddick Foundation.

The Andy Roddick Texas Hold'em Charity Tournament takes place Friday at the Hardrock Casino. The buy-in for the tourney is $1,000, and includes a party with Roddick and the rest of the celebrities who will participate, including Paris and Nikki Hilton, Mandy Moore, Andre Agassi, Alex Rodriguez, and Barry Sanders.

Even people who can't make it to the event will be able to witness some of it through their Xboxes. An Xbox Live Vision Cam will be stationed in the VIP room. Gamers who own Activision's World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions for the Xbox can play with Roddick as part of its "Game with Fame" promotion. He'll be on an hour before the event from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Interested gamers should look for Roddick's gamertag of "AndyGWF."

Founded by Roddick in 2001, the goal of the ARF is to improve quality of life and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all children based on three principles: respect for family, education, and morality.