Celebrities and Pros Compete in London Open Tournament
The first round of celebrity poker enthusiasts announced
Friday 24th June 2005
The World Poker Exchange has announced the first round of celebrity poker enthusiasts, who will be among the international celebrities and pro poker players gathering to vie for a $2 million prize at the World Poker Exchange London Open on August 4th through August 7th. The celebrities affirmed include Willie Garson ('Sex and the City'), Nicholas Gonzalez ('The O.C.'), Richard Kind ('Spin City') and Mimi Rogers (“Stone Cold”).
The high stakes gaming event to be staged in London on the banks of the River Thames features a $2 million guaranteed prize pool and distinctive cultural, entertainment and dining experiences. A pinnacle of the four-day style-heavy event will be a private concert, a separate charity tournament and VIP Reception featuring South London-based funky pop act Dirty Vegas, international chanteuse and 'Queen of the Nightclub' Grace Jones, and celebrity club and party DJ Guy Preston.
'The London Open is going to be an 'all in' experience unparallel by any other poker tournament. Our first round of celebrity poker enthusiasts, who are each accomplished players in their own right, are expected to show their best poker faces as they go against poker pros,' commented World Poker Exchange Managing Director Haden Ware.