Venetian Charity Poker Tournament Raises Over $42,000 By Celebrities

Venetian charity poker tournament raises over $42,000 by celebrities and poker players in the NAPT Poker Tournament on February 19, 2010. The evening events concluded with an after-party at with a special performance by T-Pain at TAO Nightclub Las Vegas.

Daniel Negreanu and Donnie Wahlberg
Poker Star Daniel Negreanu and Star Donnie Wahlberg

Celebrities including Christian Slater, Tony Hawk, Brad Garrett, Joanna Krupa, Jason Alexander, Donnie Wahlberg, Montel Williams, Slash and Marlon Wayans were among the 39 players who competed in the $540 poker event in The Venetian Poker Room on Friday, February 19, 2010. This helped the Southern Nevada food charity, Three Square, with over $42,000 in funds.

Celebrities At Venetian Poker Tournament
Celebrities and Poker Stars for NAPT Poker Tournament

Also in attendance were Shaun Sipos of CW’s Melrose Place, AJ Buckley from CSI NY, UFC fighter Tito Ortiz and Nicholas Gonzalez.

UFC Fighter Tito Ortiz and Marlon Wayans Playing Poker

Christian Slater was a fan favorite and extremely friendly. He kept getting up from the poker table to take photos with the adoring fans. A bounty was put on Daniel Negreanu and the prize, a signed guitar by Slash, went to actor Donnie Wahlberg. Donnie mentioned he would give the guitar to his son.

Zak “Zakooza” Alameddine from New York won the event and a ticket into next year’s Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas. He beat top poker pros such as World Series Of Poker Champion Joe Cada, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Gavin Griffin, Chris Moneymaker Vanessa Rousso and Dennis Phillips.

Christian Slater Playing Poker
Actor Christian Slater Playing In The Poker Tournament

Baseball legend, Orel Hershiser, came second winning a seat in the NAPT Mohegan Sun event in April. John Beveridge from Henderson, Nevada, came third and won a seat into today’s $5,000 North American Poker Tour Venetian Main Event.

Marlon Wayans at TAO Nightclub
Actor Marlon Wayans At TAO
T-Pain at TAO Nightclub Las Vegas
T-Pain Performing At TAO Nightclub

The poker stars and celebrities were treated to a party at TAO Nightclub inside the Venetian. The party had cocktails, appetizers and a special musical performance by recording artist T-Pain. Photo Credits: IS Photography

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