|Los Angeles, CA (August 15, 2005) - Full Tilt Poker and Bluff Magazine anted up for a good cause at their Wynn Las Vegas Charity Gala and Celebrity Poker Tournament July 5, 2005, raising over $100,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. Held at the La Bete Nightclub in the prestigious Wynn Las Vegas, the stars came out to test their skills against the pros and bid on rare poker memorabilia. The lavish event - the first of it’s kind at La Bete, brought out Las Vegas business and political elite, world renown poker pros, as well as celebrity poker players willing to put their skills and their money up for a worthy cause.|
Team Full Tilt, the world renown poker pros behind fulltiltpoker.com lead the way at the charity poker tournament and were joined by poker luminaries Daniel Negreanu, Poker Ambassador at the Wynn Las Vegas, Dutch poker phenomenon Marcel Luske, Annie Duke and others. Rounding out the table were notable Hollywood celebrities including, Ron Livingston (Sex and the City,) Nicholas Gonzales (The OC,) Jennifer Tilly (Liar Liar,) Joe Reitman (The Perfect Storm,) Erik Palladino (ER,) Omaroso Manigault Stallworth (The Apprentice,) Comedian, David Brenner and others.
Items auctioned off included an autographed poker table signed by Team Full Tilt - one of only three in the world, autographed Full Tilt Poker basketball jerseys, and private lessons from the pros. In addition to the $100,100 raised during the auction for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, Full Tilt Poker donated another $23,000 that was split between the winners of each table for the charity of their choice. Actor Erik Gonzales (ER), who won the final table, took home $10,000, the lion’s share of $23,000 for his charity, the orphanage Friends of El Faro. During the course of the evening, Full Tilt Poker raised and donated close to $125,000 benefiting various charities.
“Being able to support these worthy causes was the icing on the cake that topped off a wonderful evening. We are happy to have played a part in helping others and look forward to doing more,” said Tiltware LLC CEO, Raymond Bitar.
Team Full Tilt is the group of world-renowned poker champions behind Full Tilt Poker, who as a group have 23 World Series of Poker bracelets. These champions include: Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon (Co-host, Celebrity Poker Showdown,) Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman and others. On www.fulltiltpoker.com you can sharpen your skills with the Team Full Tilt pros as you prepare for your big game.
About Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker™ software was developed by TiltWare LLC, a software development and licensing company based in Los Angeles, California and licensed to Kolyma Corporation, A.V.V. which is regulated and licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Canada. “Team Full Tilt,” is a select group of the world’s finest professional poker players, including Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon (Co-host, Celebrity Poker Showdown,) Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman and others. With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is geared to enhance and personalize the online poker experience. Users of all skill levels can download the software at www.fulltiltpoker.com and can play for fun or for real money where online games of skill are permitted by law.
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