Charity Series of Poker to hold fundraiser next month

In just under two weeks, the fifth installment of the Charity Series of Poker fundraiser will be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.  The charity event will benefit Three Square Food Bank, the only food bank in Southern Nevada, and is part of Planet Hollywood’s "PHamous Poker Series."

The event will be held on July 3, kicking off at 3:30 PM, local time.  It will be held in Planet Hollywood’s London Club beginning with a VIP reception open to all players.  The reception, which can be attended by non-playing guests for a $75 donation to the food bank, will include an open bar and appetizers. 

The tournament is set to get underway at 5:00 PM in the London Club.  It will be a NLHE turbo event with a buy-in of $300.  Rebuys and add-ons can be purchased during the first two hours of action, or three rebuys can be purchased for the price of two at the time of registration.  The first-place winner will take home $10,000 and there are also $1,000 prizes available to the player with the most rebuys and the player with the chip lead when registration is closed. 

The tournament is open to everyone, and has attracted some well-known players in the past.  Greg Merson, James Woods, Gavin Smith and recent WSOP winner Michael Mizrachi have all previously participated in the charity tournament.  

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