Hollywood Hit the Felt at WPT Invitational
Thursday, 26 February 2009
The hottest names in Hollywood will take on the giants of poker in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Invitational tournament, featuring a $200,000 prize pool donated entirely by the Commerce Casino.
This year there is an added twist – players who are running low on chips (or are out of them entirely) can re-buy or add-on for $200. All proceeds go to The Vine Group USA, a non-profit organisation that provides educational assistance in Africa.
Confirmed celebrities include Don Cheadle, Benji Madden, Nicky Hilton, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett, Jesse Metcalf, Jon Hamm, Michael Vartan, Jennifer Tilly, Oliver Hudson, Nelly, Donnie Wahlberg, Christy Swanson & Lloyd Eisler, Danny Masterson, Camryn Manheim, Harry Morton, Jamie Kennedy, Montel Williams, supermodel Helena Houdova, Jose Canseco, Taryn Manning, Kevin Pollack, Ricki Lake, Marlon Wayans, Matthew Lillard, Patrick Warburton, Shannon Elizabeth, Ryan Cabrerra, Tia Carrere, Vanessa Branch and Shanna Moekler, among others.
Confirmed poker pros include Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow, Mike Sexton, Phil Laak, Antonio Esfandiari, Chip Jett, Andy Bloch, Gavin Smith, Jaime Gold and Erik Seidel