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Kardashians to Host Benefit for Southern California Firefighters


The KardashiansPoker in the Playboy Mansion. Does it get any better?

On Saturday, July 11, the Playboy Mansion and the Kardashians will host the Aces & Angels Celebrity Poker Tournament. Card Player is the exclusive poker media sponsor for the event.

Aces and Angels, founded in 2007, has raised over $427,000 for the families of Southern California firefighters who were either injured or killed in the line of duty. This year, the Kardashian family — glamorized in the E! reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians — will host the event.

Led by 28-year-old Kim Kardashian — who replaced Britney Spears as the most Googled celebrity in the world in 2008 — sisters Khloe, 23, and Kourtney, 29, and mother Kris will welcome high rollers and celebrities alike to the Playboy Mansion for the annual event.

Dozens of Playboy bunnies and playmates, top models from around the world, many Hollywood celebrities, and the poker elite are expected to attend the alluring affair.

Ticket prices for the event range from $1,000 to $3,500, but even the most basic package includes access to the Playboy Mansion grounds, pool area, and grotto, along with a gourmet dinner and an unlimited amount of premium liquor.

If you sign up now for the VIP high-roller package (normally $3,500), you can get a $1,000 discount and an autographed custom Playboy poker table.

More than $50,000 in prizes will be distributed at the poker tournament, with the grand prize for the winner of event valued at over $25,000. That prize, “the ultimate Vegas fantasy giveaway,” will award one fortunate player a four-day, three-night stay in a high-roller suite in Vegas, a VIP foursome at a Golf Gone Wild golf tournament (featuring 150 nude body-painted models), a helicopter tour of the Vegas Strip and the Grand Canyon, a skydiving trip, and more.

Many celebrities, playmates, and poker players have already RSVP'd for the tournament, which is being emceed by 11-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth.

Jayde Nicole (2008 Playmate of the Year), Sara Jean Underwood (2007 Playmate of the Year), the Ikki twins (featured in Playboy and MTV’s Double Shot at Love), actress Shannon Elizabeth, recording artist Ryan Cabrera, Jerri Manthey (of Survivor and Playboy fame), reality TV star Nicole Richie-Madden, and retired baseball player Jose Canseco are amongst the many celebrities expected to attend.

And, of course, there will a slew of poker pros making their way to Southern California for this event, including Jamie Gold, Annie Duke, Greg Raymer, Nenad Medic, Isabelle Mercier, Marcel Luske, Gavin Smith, David Williams, and Steve Dannenmann.

For more information on the event, go to the Aces and Angels poker website or the Aces and Angels event facebook page.