Partners with Major US Sports Team
By staff
April 12, 2005

Los Angeles, CA -, rapidly becoming the largest brand in online poker, gaming and entertainment, is proud to be the first online entertainment brand to sponsor a charity event with a major US professional sports team inside the United States. is sponsoring a Celebrity Poker Shootout at the 2nd Annual Treasure Island-Las Vegas Casino Night benefiting the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation. The event will take place Thursday, April 14th at the Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport.

Numerous celebrity poker aficionados including honorary Casino Queen Marge Hearn, members of the Lakers squad, Debra Messing, Shannon Elizabeth, Mimi Rogers, Will Sasso, Breckin Meyer, Chris, Danny and Jordan Masterson, Donovan Leitch, Gabrielle Union, and many more will be among the 1200 celebrities, socialites, tastemakers and Lakers fans making donations to attend and play.

'We are thrilled to be the first online gambling company to partner with a major sports team like the LA Lakers,' said Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of Sports Casino Poker. 'Working together with Dr. Buss and the Lakers team to raise funds for the Youth Foundation's at risk youth is an honor. Achieving this goal through our shared interest in sports and poker is a bonus.'

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Celebrity Poker Shootout will benefit the LA Lakers Youth Foundation. During the fundraiser, guests can learn how to play poker at the ' Online Poker Training Camp' where the sexy Bodog Girls will be giving free poker lessons. is becoming a well known player in the entertainment industry, and with partnerships like the Celebrity Poker Shootout for the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation more great things are on the horizon. Over the past two months was the lead sponsor of the Hawaiian Tropic Super Bowl Bikini pageant and party in Jacksonville, sponsored the Major League Baseball preview party with Razor Magazine in Phoenix, and the Silver Spoon Hollywood Buffet prior to the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, CA. Sports Casino Poker located in San Jose, Costa Rica, is federally licensed by the Costa Rican and UK governments. One of the pioneers in the field, is the top ranked US facing online gambling brand, with highest site traffic amongst US gaming web sites according to Hitwise. is valued at over US $1 billion and ranked in the Power 25 online companies by eGaming Review. For more information, contact Media Relations at 1-866-892-3371, or

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