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Old 10-27-2004, 04:02 AM
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Default P.R.: PartyPoker, ESPN, Bicycle Casino to Co-host Poker Tournament

26 October 2004

LOS ANGELES (PRESS RELEASE) --, the world's largest online poker room, will partner with ESPN Radio 710 and the Bicycle Casino to present the 1st Annual ESPN Radio 710 Mason & Ireland Celebrity Poker Party on Sunday, November 14. Up to 700 participants are invited to compete in the No-Limit Hold 'em tournament for a guaranteed $25,000 first prize. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles.

Steve Mason and John Ireland, hosts of ESPN Radio 710's The Big Show with Mason & Ireland will host the tournament, which will include numerous celebrity players and up to 700 KSPN listeners and Childrens Hospital doctors.

The cost to buy into the tournament is $200 plus a $30 entry fee and players have the option to buy in multiple times should they be eliminated early. Pre-registration is strongly recommended and is available at Walk-up registration will be allowed on the day of the event until maximum capacity is reached.

The prize pool will be determined by the number of entries and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 45 positions based on order of finish. The first place winner will receive approximately forty percent of the total prize pool with a guaranteed minimum of $25,000. Fifteen percent of the prize pool will be donated to the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles.

The Bicycle Casino is located at 7301 Eastern Avenue in Bell Gardens, CA. The tournament will begin at 2:00PM on Sunday, November 14.

Launched in August 2001, is the world's largest online multi-player poker room offering players a safe, secure and friendly environment to play poker. With more than five million satisfied users, is the market leader in the popular and fast growing online poker games market. is fully licensed and regulated by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, Quebec, Canada. The site typically hosts more than 65,000 simultaneous players playing an assortment of live classic poker games including Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi/Low, and Seven Card Stud and single and multi table tournaments.

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