Commerce Casino on February 24 is the only place in Los Angeles where you can witness first-hand Hollywood’s elite competing with poker pros for some hefty prizes and well-earned respect. Taking it to the tables will be a slew of new celebrities including James Woods, Ray Romano, Jason Alexander, James Garner and Anne Heche, among several others.
But being a celebrity wont help these kids when it comes down to the cards
and the pros. It will, however, make winning that much more sweet. The ultimate
winner will take home a $200,000 prize pool, $25,000 seat in the World Poker Tour
World Championship at the Bellagio in April, and $10,000 to be donated to their
The annual event is televised on the Travel Channel and draws more than 75 celebrities
to compete against 200 of the leading players in the game. Watch the world pros
go head to head with the biggest names in television and film for a piece of the
Celebrity players in previous years have included Ben Affleck, Toby Maguire, Don
Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Norm MacDonald, Macaulay Culkin, Laura Prepon and Sara Gilbert.
Last year, stage and screen actor Tom Everett Scott became the first celebrity
to make the final six, finishing third in the events and pocketing $25,000.
This event will capture all the excitement and sizzling action of celebrity poker
aces teaming up against top poker pros from around the world. Since the World
Poker Tour started, it has inspired a global poker phenomenon that has attracted
millions of men and women to the game and legions of devoted followers to the
poker lifestyle. It has transformed poker into a sport of choice for many viewers
While the celebrities and pros ante up you could be sitting right there in the
middle of all the action at the Commerce Casino, the countrys largest poker
room. Fans are being let in to view the final table on February 24th with seating
provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The final tournament will begin at 5 p.m. but it is suggested that fans arrive
at 3 p.m. to ensure a spot. You wont want to miss this crazy combination
of stargazing and gambling. This event is definitely a must-see opportunity for
Angelinos, so what are you waiting for? GET UP AND GET OUT!
Commerce Casino is located at 6131 East Telegraph Rd., in Commerce, just five
minutes from downtown L.A. off the Washington exit of the 5 freeway. Admission
is free. For more information, call (818) 707-1473 or (323) 330-9872 or visit
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World Poker Invitational: Feb. 24 @ Commerce Casino
By Amy Dunn
Article posted on 2/21/2006
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