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LA Kings Hold Poker Tournament This Weekend

Kings Team Up with San Manuel Band for Poker and Hockey Fans


A flyer for the San Manuel poker tournamentWhile it may not seem like an obvious connection, the hockey and poker worlds have intermingled quite a bit recently.

This summer, the Stanley Cup made an appearance at the World Series of Poker, and several hockey stars graced the Rio for a charity poker tournament. Now, the LA Kings are teaming up with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for a special poker night at Nokia Plaza before the Kings-Blues game on Saturday night.

The LA Kings will host an alumni poker tournament on Saturday, sponsored by the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, and all proceeds will benefit Kings Care and the Kings Alumni Foundation.

For $200, any member of the public who is at least 21 years old can book his or her seat at an exclusive poker tournament on Saturday, and also get two tickets to that night’s game in the premier section, $25 for food at ESPN Zone, $50 free play from San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, and a commemorative photo.

Space is limited, however, so please go to or call 888-KINGS-LA if you are interested.

Among the alumni scheduled to attend the event are Ian Turnbull, Daryl Evans, Marty McSorley, Luc Robitaille, Glen Murray, Brad Norton, and Pete Demers.

The winner of the poker tournament will receive two tickets to an upcoming Kings game, dinner for two, VIP passes, an autographed team jersey and a post-game meet and greet, as well as a San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino prize pack. The runner-up will also receive an autographed team jersey.

Festivities begin at the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live (just off Chick Hearn Court) on Saturday at 4 p.m., but participants can check in as early as 3 p.m.