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World Poker Tour Arrives In Los Angeles For Ladies Night III & Legends Of Poker Tournaments At Bicycle Casino.A week of World Poker Tour events arrives in Los Angeles - beginning with the Bicycle Casino's Legends of Poker and capped by the WPT's showcase woman-only tournament: Ladies' Night III. The WPT, which ignited the hotter-than-hot poker phenomenon, features the leading players in poker, celebrities and talented amateurs competing for millions of dollars. This year Ladies' Night will be a two-day affair beginning with the Ladies Poker Party, open to all So Cal women - where one woman will win a seat in the televised WPT show, filmed the next night. These two events will benefit Breast Cancer Awareness.
World Poker Tour creator Steve Lipscomb credited with launching the worldwide poker phenomenon. A list of top women competitors and celebrities for Ladies' Poker Party and Ladies Night III, including defending Ladies' Night champ Isabelle Mercier, Jennifer Harman, and more... Plus Poker pros: WPT Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu, defending Legends of Poker Champion Doyle Brunson, Phil "the Unabomber" Laak, Gus "The Great Dane" Hansen, Phil "Poker Brat" Hellmuth, T.J. Cloutier, Howard Lederer, Barry Greenstein (who gives his million-dollar winnings to charity), and others. The schedule of activities follows...
Thursday, August 25, 12:15 - 2:30
Media tournament. Media invited to play for a seat in the Legends of Poker and a $10,000 donation to charity in winner's name. Please RSVP in advance to Kelley O'Hara 949 230 9957. Lunch follows.
Thursday, August 25, 6:15 P.M.
Mariani/Buss Charity Poker Open to Benefit Laker Youth Foundation. The event is a $3,000 buy-in and media are invited to cover.
Friday, August. 26, (available by appointment 9 AM - 7 PM)
Media Day for Ladies' Poker Party and Ladies Night III..featuring interviews with defending champion Isabelle "No Mercy" Mercier, high stakes queen Jennifer Harman and up-and-coming pro Aidiliy Elviro, spouse of WPT Champion Michael Mizrachi.
Saturday, August 27, 2:30 - 6:00 PM
Registration and early rounds of World Poker Tour No Limit Texas Hold â€˜Em Eventâ€”Bicycle Casino's Legends of Poker. Tournament begins at 4:15 p.m. Will feature top pros and talented amateurs. This is the only day when all the poker champs are guaranteed to be on site. Prize pool is estimated to be in the millions.
Wednesday, August 31, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Registration and early rounds of the Ladies' Poker Party to benefit Breast Cancer Research. Expected to attract more than 400 players, including celebrity poker players Shannon Elizabeth, Andrea Parker ,Sara Rue & Jennifer Tilly. Winner will earn a seat in the WPT's Ladies Night II Tournament. Tournament begins at 7:15 p.m. (WPT Final Table for Legends of Poker will be played at the same time elsewhere in the casino All video/still photographers must wear black clothing and should also bring a zoom lens if intending to shoot the Final Table of Legends Tournament.)
Thursday, September 1, 4 - 9 PM
Interviews preceding Final Table for Ladies' Night III. Final Table filming begins at 5 p.m. Tournament can last anywhere from three to eight hours. Players include defending champion Isabelle Mercier, actress/poker player Jennifer Tilly, veteran champion Marsha Waggoner and two up-and-coming women stars: Cecilia Reyes of Spain and Aidiliy Elviro of Florida. All video/still photographers must wear black clothing and should also bring a zoom lens.
About Bicycle Casino
Address: 7301 Eastern Avenue, Bell Gardens, CA 90201, From downtown Los Angeles, Take the 5 south, to the 710 south, and exit on Florence East.
(562) 806 4646
Source: WPT Press Release
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