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Celebrity Casino Royale Charity Event

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Celebrity Casino Royale is a star-studded, red carpet charity event set to raise awareness and give support for the 'I'm Too Young For This!' Cancer Foundation and the spcaLA that kicks off with The H.O.M.E. Foundation's commitment to raise $200,000 for these worthy causes at Avalon in Hollywood on May 24th. Celebrities and guest will rub elbows at the table with poker stars such as the #1 female poker player in the world, Annie Duke.  Along with the poker competition, many celebrities will be playing popular casino games to benefit charity.  The poker tournament players that make it to the final table will have a shot at the Grand prize: either a romantic five night getaway to the Four Seasons in Punta Mita, Mexico or a $10,000 buy-in to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

The Celebrity Guest list to date:

Joining Annie Duke (Professional Poker Player, WSOP Winner, & Author), are:  Lauralee Bell ("The Young & The Restless"), Josh Cooke (ABC's "Better With You"), Harrison Forbes (Pet Expert, Radio/TV Host), Michael Gladis ("Mad Men"), Maurice Greene (Olympic Gold Medalist and "Dancing With The Stars"), Nicholas Gonzalez (ABC's "Off The Map"), Scott Ian (Lead singer of Anthrax and Pro Poker Player), Joanna Krupa (Supermodel, Actress & TV Host), Jenifer Lewis ("Hereafter" & "Meet The Browns"), Kate Linder ("The Young & The Restless”), Alanna Masterson ("First Day" and "Peach Plum Pear"), Chris Masterson ("Malcolm in the Middle"), Danny Masterson ("That 70's Show"),  William Mapother ("LOST"), Benito Martinez ("The Shield"), Mike "The Miz" Mizanin (WWE Superstar), Sara Rue ("Rules of Engagement"), Reid Scott ("The Big C" and "My Boys"), Nestor Serrano ("Secretariat"), Clinton Sparks (DJ, Recording Artist, Producer), Michael Strahan (Fomer NFL Player), Shaun Toub ("The Last Airbender" & "Crash"), and Carl Weathers ("Rocky"), amongst many others.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
6:00 – 6:30 pm – Media Check-In and set up
6:45 - 7:30 pm – Red Carpet Arrivals
7:30 pm – Casino and Poker Play Begins


Avalon Hollywood
1735 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA

PPA Members:
**PPA members get a steep discount and can use the following promo code when
registering: Member will receive $950 poker play buy in for $500 or $450
casino play buy in for $325. The prices go up as the event nears, however,
the discount price of $500 for poker and $325 for casino will remain the

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The celebrity filled poker tournament and casino game event is geared to bring more focus and support on two wonderful charities: spcaLA and the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation. Find more information here.

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