Stars out in force for Leeds celebrity poker night

Stars out in force for Leeds celebrity poker night

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

A host of stars from sport and TV were on hand for a special night of poker at the Alea Casino in Leeds over the weekend.

Among those present were Emmerdale’s Kelvin Fletcher (who plays bad boy Andy Sugden), Adam Thomas (Adam Barton), Lyndon Ogbourn (Nathan Wylde), James Sutton (Ryan Lamb), Alex Carter (Jamie Hope), Ric Makerem (Nikhil Sharma) and Luke Tittensor (Daz Eden) plus Elliott Tittensor (Carl Gallagher) from Shameless, Corrie's Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw), Cutting It star Jason Merrells, Leeds United player Neil Kilkenny and Leeds Rhino heroes Luke Burgess, Lee Smith and Jamie Thackery.

It was Fletcher who emerged victorious to take the celebrity bragging rights with Shipwrecked star Marvyn Williams taking second place.

The event was the first in a series of charity tournaments that are scheduled for Alea in Leeds throughout the year.

Emma Murray, Customer Relations Consultant at Alea said, “The evening was a great success. It was a pleasure to welcome so much local talent into the casino, and everyone had a great time. It is great that Alea is being recognised as one of Leeds top entertainment destinations – we have so much to offer. Kelvin’s celebrity crew will be back in a few weeks to fundraise on a regular basis for a selection of worthy local charities, so watch this space!”

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