Celebrities and players arrived early at Commerce Casino’s Annie Duke Celebrity Poker Tournament for The Decision Education Foundation (DEF). They enjoyed the Red Carpet treatment at STAKES Supper Club, the casino’s renowned steakhouse and fine dining establishment. They were treated to wine and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres before poker superstars Annie Duke, Andy Bloch and Howard Lederer welcomed the players.
Players who found themselves on the wrong end of a bad beat headed down to STAKES’ Loser’s Lounge for plenty of jazz and good food, using the tournament voucher for $10 toward dinner at STAKES.
www.LASplash.com’s Stephen Martin, recently lauded STAKES: “If you are looking for a great steak and menu that will keep you coming back, you don’t have to wait for your next poker game–head over to Stakes and the odds are with you that your meal will be a winner.”
Money Raised for DEF: $60,000.00
Number of Players: 140
Winner: Poker Pro Andy Bloch
In Photos: Top- (From L to R) Andrew Hill Newman, Joshua Malina, Kathy Najimy, Michael Cory Davis, Joe Reitman, Annie Duke, Howard Lederer, Andy Bloch, and Michael Craig, (Front) Suzanne Papaian and Dr. Carl Spetzler at Stakes Supper Club at the Commerce Casino for the Annie Duke Celebrity Poker Tournament for DEF.
Right- Andy Bloch and Annie Duke play Ticket Holdem with the crowd at Stakes Supper Club at the Commerce Casino for the Annie Duke Celebrity Poker Tournament for DEF.