Thursday, April 26, 2007

Online Poker Tournament Winner to Play in Playboy Mansion Celebrity Event

Playboy Champ Just One of Three Major Tournament Winners at Last Weekend

This weekend, the winner of a special tournament held last weekend at will be at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills playing poker with the stars. The Friday night tournament winner won a prize package that includes his $1500 entry fee in the “Celebrity Poker Tournament and Casino Night to benefit the Urban Health Institute” as well as airfare and hotel accommodations. It was a big weekend at with tournament winners off to Beverly Hills, New York City and the WSOP in Las Vegas.

“Playboy Mansion… wow… This is unbelievably cool!” said the winner. “I just hope I can concentrate on my game with all that eye candy around me!”

The charity event is scheduled to take place this Saturday, April 28 and will benefit the Urban Health Institute (UHI). There will be $50,000 in prizes including two seats in the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event for the winner. This exclusive event features beautiful Playboy Bunnies, the most recognizable sports and entertainment personalities and authentic Vegas-style competition. Along with the poker tournament, a variety of casino games will also be set up at the mansion for people to play.

The proceeds from the tournament will help the UHI ( fulfil its mission to provide direct care, medicine and medical equipment to places hit by man-made or natural disasters.

At last year’s event, Academy Award nominated actor, Don Cheadle eliminated Dr. Jerry Buss, Shannon Elizabeth, Mekhi Phifer, James Lesure, Tara Reid, Steve Harris, Oliver Hudson, and poker Pros Gavin Smith, Amir Vahedi, Cyndy Violette and David Williams, and won the grand prize.

The other tournament winners at last weekend were a college student who’s off to New York for the premiere of Drew Barrymore’s romantic new poker movie, Lucky You, and the winner of Sunday’s weekly WSOP satellite tournament who, along with eleven other weekly winners, will be going to Las Vegas to play in the Big One this summer. Details of this Sunday's satellite tournament are at