LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is pleased to host Vince Neil's 6th Annual "Off The Strip Poker Tournament" on Sunday, November 7th at 8:00pm to benefit the Skylar Neil Foundation. The No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament will be the center of the action, just off the casino floor near Buzios Seafood restaurant.
Players who want to have a great time while supporting a great cause may register in person beginning Friday, Nov. 5 at the main casino cage. Participants will vie for a prize pool of $50,000 in cash and prizes, and payouts will be made to the final table of ten. First place winner will receive $6,000 and a $10,000 buy-in to the 2011 World Series of Poker® Main Event, second place takes home $10,000 and third place is awarded $7,000. The tournament buy-in is $550 including a $50 registration fee, and seating is limited to the first 200 entrants. Re-buys to benefit the charity will be offered during play for $200.
An amazing line-up of both rock and poker stars are anticipated at this year's tournament, hosted by Vince Neil of Motley Crue, and emceed by Director of World Series of Poker Jack Effel. Past players include Johnny Chan, Phil Gordon, Jennifer Harman, Layne Flack, Gavin Smith, Andy Block, David Williams, Evelyn Ng, Todd Brunson, Chip and Karina Jett, Lee Watkinson, Liz Lieu, Marc Traniello, Hoyt Corkins, Tom McEvoy, Kathy Leibert, TJ Cloutier, Phil Laak and Antonio Esfandiari.
A silent and live auction will be held throughout the event, giving both players and the public the chance to bid on an incredible collection of music, sports and movie memorabilia. All proceeds from the poker tournament as well as the silent and live auctions will benefit the Skylar Neil Foundation.
Vince Neil's "Off The Strip Poker Tournament" is an exciting inclusion in the line-up of events for the famed World Series of Poker® Final Table line-up of events that take place the same weekend at Rio in the Penn & Teller Theater.
About the Skylar Neil Foundation
The Skylar Neil Foundation was founded by Vince Neil of Motley Crue, in honor of his daughter Skylar, who passed away after a long battle with cancer in 1995. The Skylar Neil Foundation raises money and awareness through unique charitable events. Money raised goes to medical research and educational institutions/groups/individuals who work toward finding cures for cancer, AIDS and other diseases. To date, Vince and the Skylar Neil Foundation have donated millions of dollars to various organizations who share commitment of welfare to people in need. For additional information on the Skylar Neil Foundation and its charitable endeavors, please visit www.skylarneil.org.
About the World Series of Poker
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than a billion dollars in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport's top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker's longest running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970. In 2009, the event attracted 60,875 entrants from 115 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and awarded over $174 million in prize money. The WSOP in December, 2008 was named the 7th most admired sports brand in North America by the Turnkey Sports Survey, trailing only the older and more established NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR and PGA Tour among sports properties. In addition, the WSOP has experienced groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent in 2007 of the World Series of Poker Europe. For more information on the World Series of Poker, please visit our website at www.wsop.com.
About The Rio
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is a Harrah's Entertainment resort offering guests a unique all-suite hotel experience. Complete with 2,520 all-suite hotel rooms, the property overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip, one block west on Flamingo Road. The resort features a variety of entertainment including headliners Penn & Teller, the world-famous Chippendales and the Show in the Sky. Rio is home to a diverse array of dining and nightlife experiences including, the famous Voodoo Lounge, Martorano's, McFadden's, iBar and a full-service spa and salon.
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