Ben Affleck, check-raising British popstar Robbie Williams - It could be the script of a new blockbuster movie, straight from Hollywood, but no, these two celebrities and many others will soon be battling it out for a slice of a £700,000 ($1,300,000) pie. Affleck has already picked up a $350,000 prize earlier this year for his victory in the Califorina State Poker Championship and is clearly hungry for more.
Surely only one place could stage such an event, Monte Carlo. In what's being described in many quarters as a European version of the WSOP, the event will be staged in March 2005.
Event organiser and original UK Poker Million winner, John Duthie believes many of the European celebrities are accomplished poker players. He says. "They're very good players. It's not just the American celebrities that can play."
Other famous faces taking part will be Nicole Kidman and Matt Damon aswell as many well known names from the world of sport. All will mingle with the professional and amateur poker playing crowds.
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