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POKER STARS' VANESSA ROUSSO TO HOST 2011 WORLD POKER OPEN CHARITY TOURNAMENT AND RECEPTION
$200 Buy-In No-Limit Hold'em Event Will Benefit American Cancer Society
TUNICA, Miss. - July 22, 2011 — Now in its twelfth year, the World Poker Open returns to the Gold Strike Casino Resort July 21-August 7. One of this year's highlights will be a silent auction reception and charity poker tournament benefiting the American Cancer Society, August 4-5.
Poker Stars' Vanessa Rousso will serve as the official celebrity hostess of the World Poker Open American Cancer Society reception and charity poker tournament. An impassioned advocate for cancer research, Rousso's non-profit No Limit No Profit Initiative (NLNPI) is partnering with Gold Strike Casino Resort and the local chapter of the American Cancer Society to raise money and create awareness for cancer research. Rousso's NLNPI supports innovative, ground-breaking, results-driven research and programs conducted by non-profits that will lead to the end of cancer.
On Thursday, August 4 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., poker players, Vanessa Rousso fans and anyone interested in supporting the work of the American Cancer Society are encouraged to come to Gold Strike's Magnolia Ballroom for a festive reception that will include hors d'oeuveres, refreshments, photo opportunities with Vanessa Rousso and a silent auction featuring dozens of items including private poker lessons from Rousso, seats to her popular Big Slick poker boot camps, sports memorabilia, Atlanta Braves tickets, autographed Godaddy and Pokerstars items, wine baskets, Viking cooking baskets, Costa del Mar sunglasses and many other interesting and unique items. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and are available for purchase at the door. For advance reservations or more information, call (228) 896-7024. Admission is free for players who register for the charity poker tournament.
The American Cancer Society charity poker tournament, WPO event #30, will take place on August 5 at noon. The buy-in is $200 with a $30 entry fee that goes to the American Red Cross. Each player can purchase one re-buy for $50 which will go to the American Cancer Society.
Room rates for World Poker Open participants are $49.95 weekdays and $69.95 weekends plus fees and taxes. For room reservations or more information about the WPO, call (888)-245-7529, ext. 1136.
ABOUT NO LIMIT NO PROFIT INITIATIVE:
The No Limit No Profit Initiative supports innovative, ground-breaking, results-driven research and programs conducted by non-profits that will lead to the end of cancer. In addition, the NLNPI is finding new and innovative ways to support research which will reduce the impact of poverty worldwide.
ABOUT GOLD STRIKE:
Gold Strike Casino Resort is an MGM Resorts International property located 20 minutes south of Memphis in Tunica, Miss. The 1,200-room resort recently completed the largest renovation and remodeling project in its history.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Mary Cracchiolo Spain, Gold Strike Casino Resort 228-386-7134, email@example.com