All in, Gatsby! Three Square charity poker tournament

Jul 2, 2013 3:00 AM

Three Square, a local charitable organization providing food for the needy is hosting a poker tournament taken right out of the pages of “The Great Gatsby.”

The event is slated for July 9 at 6 p.m. and will feature hors d’oeuvres, cooking demonstrations, jazz era cocktails by Hendrick’s Gin, Remy Martin and more, as well as live entertainment throughout the night.

The poker tournament starts at 7 p.m., with a $250 buy-in. The event will be held at the Crown Penthouse at One Queensridge Place. Spectator tickets are $75 per person. Proceeds from both the ticket sales and the poker buy-in will benefit Three Square.

Over $10,000 in prizes will be awarded and 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Three Square. There are a limited number of tickets available. Great Gatsby attire is encouraged. For more information visit:

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Good luck, and may the “nuts” be with you!

H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 18-year resident of Las Vegas. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to: [email protected].

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