A rare example of cooperation between an online poker website, a radio station and a bricks-and-mortar cardroom will take place on Sunday November 14.
Party Poker is bankrolling a charity tournament at the Bicycle Casino in partnership with ESPN Radio 710.
In the 1st Annual ESPN Radio 710 Mason & Ireland Celebrity Poker Party 700 poker players, including some Hollywood celebrities, will compete in a No-Limit Hold 'em tournament for a guaranteed $25,000 first prize. Proceeds will benefit the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles.
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 available at www.thebigshowcharitypoker.com . Walk-up registration will be allowed on the day of the event at "the Bike" in Bell Gardens, Los Angeles, 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. The first place winner will receive approximately forty percent of the total prize pool with a guaranteed minimum of $25,000. Fifteen per cent of the prize pool will be donated to the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles.