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Charity Event, $1 Million Cash Game at Taj Mahal Soon

Game Featuring $100,000 Buy-in Open to Public in Two Weeks

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The first events of the new Executive Poker Tour (EXPT) are set to take place at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal from Oct. 24-27, and the Tour includes an exhibition of sorts, featuring a cash game filled with 10 players willing to put $100,000 on the table.

Rhett Butler The EXPT is a non-profit organization formed by poker player and businessman Rick Rahim, who is also the executive director of the Project Lifesaver Foundation. The Project Lifesaver Foundation provides people who might wander off - such as senior citizens and mentally impaired children and adults - with an electronic device that is worn around the wrist or ankle and is a little larger than a watch. This device transmits a signal that allows law enforcement agencies and rescue workers to track down the person.

The cash game takes place the evening of Oct. 24. Details are still being worked out, but the game will be held either in the lobby outside the Taj Mahal's poker room or inside the poker room near the glass, so people can come by and watch. Rhett Butler, who finished fifth in the 2006 World Series of Poker, is confirmed to play. The other seats will be filled by businessmen and executives who can afford the buy-in.

Along with Butler, 2005 WSOP runner-up Steve Dannenmann and 2007 WSOP seventh-place finisher Lee Childs will play in the main event.

The tournament's main event will be filmed and broadcast for the Dish Network. The schedule, which is entirely comprised of no-limit hold'em events, follows (all time ET):

Wednesday, Oct. 24
  • 11 a.m. - $500 event (including $55 registration fee and $35 for charity)
  • 2 p.m. - $150 supersatellite to main event (including $25 registration fee and $15 for charity)
  • 5 p.m. - $150 supersatellite to main event (including $25 registration fee and $15 for charity)
  • 9 p.m. - $250 supersatellite to main event (including $30 registration fee and $20 for charity)

Thursday, Oct. 25
  • 9 a.m. - $140 turbo supersatellite to $1,000 event (including $25 registration fee and $15 for charity)
  • 11 a.m. - $1,000 event (including $65 registration fee and $45 for charity)
  • 2 p.m. - $150 supersatellite to main event (including $25 registration fee and $15 for charity)
  • 2 p.m. - $150 supersatellite to main event (including $25 registration fee and $15 for charity)
  • 9 p.m. - $250 supersatellite to main event (including $30 registration fee and $20 for charity)

Friday, Oct. 26
  • 9 a.m. - $300 turbo supersatellite (including $30 registration fee and $20 for charity)
  • 11 a.m. - $2,500 main event (including $180 registration fee and $120 for charity)

Saturday, Oct. 27
  • 12 p.m. - Main event final table

Single-table satellites of various buy-ins run all day starting Oct. 24 and run until 10 a.m. Oct. 26.