Epic Poker to Hold Charity Tournament for Bad Beat on Cancer
Epic Poker will hold a No-Limit Hold’em charity tournament to benefit Bad Beat on Cancer (BBoC), an initiative of the Prevent Cancer Foundation on December 12, 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
The $240 buy-in tournament will offer $100 re-buys for the first four levels with an optional $100 add-on opportunity for double chips at the end of the fourth level.
One hundred percent of all prize money will be donated to Prevent Cancer Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection. The Prevent Cancer Foundation works to “Stop Cancer Before It Starts!” by advocating and supporting the prevention and early detection of cancer through Research, Education and Community Outreach.
Phil Gordon, well-known poker player, WPT Champion, television personality and philanthropist, will provide commentary throughout the tournament. Gordon founded founded Bad Beat on Cancer with Rafe Furst in 2003 by asking players to pledge just 1% of their poker winnings to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Since then, top poker pros and amateurs have signed onto Team 1% , raising over $3.8 million, and have help fund cancer prevention research, education and community outreach ― by playing poker.
Play poker for a great cause and big prizes with the pros you see on TV!
Where & When:
Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas – Key West Room
Monday, December 12th, 2011
6pm – Cocktails
7pm – Shuffle Up & Deal
Tournament participants will be vying for valuable final table prizes and every player will take home an exclusive gift bag.
Final Table Prizes:
1st: $1,500 Epic Poker Pro/Am Seat* & Custom jewelry by GOOD ART HLYWD
2nd: $1,500 Epic Poker Pro/Am Seat*
3rd: $1,500 Epic Poker Pro/Am Seat*
Other Great Prizes Include: Palms Casino Resort Weekend Getaway, 2 tickets to any Cirque du Soleil (except “O”), Lord Griffon Jewelry Piece, Skull Candy headphones, 4 VIP tickets to Brad Garrett Comedy Club, 2 tickets to The X-Factor season finale, and tickets to a taping of The Ellen Show
*Epic Poker Pro/Am seats are transferrable and can be used for Epic Poker’s final Season One Pro/Am, January 27-30, 2012.
Visit the Epic Poker Charity Tournament Facebook page for updates.