|August 3, 2006 (Las Vegas, NV) – The stars of a sexy new poker movie sponsored by Aces.com partied with poker stars Howard Lederer, Phil Gordon, Lisa Mueller and others last weekend at Lederer’s private WSOP bash. The highlight of the evening was, without a doubt, the karaoke contest that Gordon was particularly determined to win. When Gordon began to peel off his clothing in his effort to win over the judges, Christina Morris, who plays the mischievous “Elle” in ACES the Movie, couldn’t resist.|
“I’ve never seen anyone want to win a karaoke contest that bad,” laughed Morris. “When he started wiggling his butt at the crowd I just had to run up and stuff a dollar bill in his underwear waistband!”
Morris was joined at the event by co-star Sheena Chou and Rene Quesada, the Aces.com Manager who invited them to come to Las Vegas, home of Aces.com, for the opening weekend festivities of the WSOP Championship Tournament.
“Sheena and Christina haven’t been back to Vegas since they were shooting the movie here last year,” said Quesada. “After the Lederer party, we ended up at the Venetian where Christina just wanted to dance at Tao night club and Sheena headed straight for the poker tables.”
The rest of the weekend was a series of special appearances, interviews and photo sessions.
“I’ve been playing poker since I was a kid,” said Sheena Chou who plays the spoiled Chinese school girl in ACES the Movie, “And I’ve been playing online poker a lot at Aces.com since we started hosting Wednesday night Free Roll tournaments there. This is my first WSOP though and all I can say is WOW! So many cute poker players, so little time!”
While in Las Vegas, Sheena and Christina recounted their WSOP adventures on their blog: www.acesmovie.blogspot.com where they’ve also posted party photos and numerous snapshots from the WSOP itself.
New Aces.com players as well as tournament and contest winners will receive copies of the ACES the Movie DVD. Contest and tournament details are available at Aces.com/movie. A Texas Hold’em Tutorial featuring ACES star Lacey Toups -- produced as an extra feature on the DVD -- is also now available online at Aces.com.
Details of Aces.com’s sponsorship of ACES the Movie – including photos from the stars’ WSOP weekend -- can be found in the online Media Kit and on the actress’ personal blog where podcast interviews and are available.
For further information or to schedule interviews with the stars of ACES the Movie, please contact:
Larry Colcy, Publicist
Aces.com offers everything Las Vegas gamblers enjoy: casino games, poker rooms, horses and sports betting. The popular retro-Vegas style site is part of the world’s largest internet gambling company, Sportingbet Plc (publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange). Millions of players have placed billions of dollars in wagers in this safe and secure environment. This summer, Aces.com brings the exciting world of poker to the screen, sponsoring the sexy new poker movie, ACES.