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Poker For Hope Coming To Caesars Palace This May

$500 Event Features Celebrities and Poker Pros Competing For $25,000 First-Place Prize


On Saturday, May 17 in the Caesars Palace poker room in Las Vegas, the first annual Poker For Hope charity tournament will take place, benefiting cancer charities Tia’s Hope, The Life Raft Group and Phase One.

The $500 buy-in event, which kicks off at 12:30 p.m. and will be hosted be former WSOP champion Jamie Gold, gives players two days of poker fun.

The first 100 players to register will be invited to attend a private VIP Celebrity Improv Show at Cleopatra’s Barge on Friday, May 16 starring Cheryl Hines, Kevin Pollack, Willie Garson, Larmorne Morris, Kevin McHale and Sara Rue. The first 175 players to register will get tickets to the Friday night showing of Absinthe.

Every player who registers for the event will be invited to attend a private poker lesson with Antonio Esfandiari. The $60,000 prize pool includes a $25,000 first-place prize and 10 separate $1,000 bounties on celebrity and pro players, which will be gambled on a hand or spin of roulette or blackjack.

To sign up, please visit