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Orleans to host PBR celebrity poker tournament

Oct 16, 2007 12:59 AM

Poker players have been known to "sling a little bull" every so often, but now they can learn from the pros when the Orleans hosts The Professional Bull Riders celebrity poker tournament on Oct. 30.

The tournament, which will be held in the Orleans expansive poker room will benefit the Resistol Relief Fund.

Each table will have one of bull riding’s biggest stars playing alongside contestants. Check-in is at 11 a.m. and the event starts at noon. Spectator seating is available and open to the public.

"When you combine a game like Texas Hold’em with PBR riders and fans you have a guaranteed good time," said Lindsey Gaston, director of the Resistol Relief Fund. "Boyd Gaming understands the risk and danger bull riders face every day and they wanted to help out in a major way."

The Resistol Relief Fund benefits anyone injured while participating in the sport of bull riding. The fund started granting assistance in 2000 and has since distributed over a million dollars to bull riders and their families.

All contestants may receive a photograph and autograph from the professional bull rider at their table. The first player at each table to "knock out" a bull rider will win two tickets to the PBR Finals and the final table of 10 players will win cash prizes.

 Spicing up the action will be Jack Daniel’s "Jack Girls," who will be handing out prizes to contestants and the crowd.

 The buy-in for the worthy event is $100, with $25 re-buys available. First place prize is expected to top $2,000.

For more information, check out the details at the Orleans poker room.