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Strip Poker: Hard Rock Hosts Official Grand Opening

Pam Brunson Wins VIP Tournament at Poker Lounge


Oscar Goodman and Doyle BrunsonIn true rocker style, the Poker Lounge at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino hosted an official grand opening, which included a flashy red carpet and a star-studded tournament.

Festivities kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, in which Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman and the “Grandfather of Poker” Doyle Brunson shared the honor. A few pros who came in support of the opening and competed in the free VIP tournament were Hoyt Corkins, Evelyn Ng, Todd Brunson, and Chip and Karina Jett.

Players were bursting at the seams to get into the tournament, as every single seat in the 18-table room was filled. More thanThe First-Place Prize - a Hard Rock Harley Chopper 100 alternates were forced to wait, but they were able to take advantage of the free gourmet appetizers and open bar. Those who busted from the tournament got the consolation prize of attending a Maxim party at Hard Rock’s famous pool.

At the end of the night, the player will all of chips was Pam Brunson, daughter of Doyle. She outlasted them all to take home the first-place prize, which was a custom made Hard Rock chopper motorcycle, a collector piece that has been a valuable part of the casino’s history.