On Saturday, January 30, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will play host to the sixth-ever Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) event, one that will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Atlantic County and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
CSOP, which was started by poker pro Matt Stout, is a non-profit, charitable organization whose foremost objective is to benefit local charities through poker fundraising efforts that bring together celebrities, poker pros, and everyday players.
Speaking of celebrities, renowned film critic Richard Roeper is confirmed for the event, as are World Series of Poker bracelet winners Jeff Madsen and Vanessa Selbst, three-time World Poker Tour champ Anthony Zinno, One Drop champion Tony Gregg, November Niners Josh Beckley and Neil Blumenfield, WPT champion Asher Conniff, and Will "The Thrill" Failla.
“I’m really excited about returning our event to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa,” said Stout. “They’ve always gone above and beyond to help us raise money for deserving aid organizations and it feels good to gather my poker and celebrity friends to make a contribution while having a great time doing it. We are all thrilled that The Community Food Bank of New Jersey and Habitat for Humanity of Atlantic County will once again be the beneficiaries.”
The No-Limit Hold’Em Turbo tournament, which is open to the public, will begin at 5 p.m. and features a buy-in of $330 ($230 + a $100 donation that is tax deductible). Reentries are allowed for all players, who must be 21 years of age to participate.
The festivities will begin with an open bar pre-party at 28 West Cocktail & Piano Bar from 3:30-5:00 p.m. for featured celebrities and registered participants. On-site registration for the event starts Monday, January 18 up through the event. The fee can be paid by credit card and the buy-in must be paid in cash when purchasing in the Borgata Poker Room.
“We are pleased to welcome back Matt Stout for another installment of the Charity Series of Poker,” said Joe Lupo, Senior Vice President of Operations for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “It is important for us to champion and support fundraising for our local community and this event goes towards just that – a great tournament benefiting two worthy causes.”