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Slay Cancer with Poker adds additional celebrity players

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Poker superstar Daniel Negreanu, Austin "Chumlee" Russell from Pawn Stars, WSOP bracelet winner Dutch Boyd and members from Imagine Dragons, are all in for “Slay Cancer with Poker,” the upcoming charity poker event in partnership with the Charity Series of Poker to benefit the Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Imagine Dragons dedicated to supporting children battling childhood cancer. The $300 buy-in charity poker event with $100 re-buys and $100 add-ons will take place at View Nightclub at The Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, 18 January 2020.

“Truth Be Told” star Mekhi Phifer and horror icon Kane Hodder will also be in attendance along with other surprise celebrity guests. Comedian Joe Stapleton will emcee the charity poker tournament, while other poker personalities slated to attend the event include World Series of Poker bracelet winner Chris Wallace and Matt Stout. Additional participating celebrities and personalities will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Slay Cancer with Poker” will begin with an open bar reception and hors d’oeuvres at 3:30 p.m. PST. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST, players can compete to win the grand prize of a $10,000 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event seat. Additionally, there will be $1,000 cash bonuses for purchasing the most rebuys and for the chip leader, bounty prizes, and many other prizes including a silent auction and 50/50 cash raffle drawing.

All net proceeds from the event will benefit TRF. TRF has raised more than $10 million to support families battling childhood cancer by providing grants to offset the many unseen costs associated with treatment. More than 1,000 families have benefited from TRF support. The Foundation continues to grow its efforts for families through a number of awareness and fundraising initiatives.

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