Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) Gears Up for Events in Florida & Las Vegas
The Charity Series of Poker (CSOP), which was founded by poker player Matt Stout, is a non-profit company founded to organize and promote charity poker tournaments and other events that raise money and awareness for worthy charities and causes. They strive to make it easy for poker players and celebrities to give back to their communities and the world in a very tangible way while playing the game of poker.
Fresh off its first-ever awards, the CSOP is gearing up for two upcoming stops on opposite ends of the country. The first will take place down in Florida, while the other will be a week later in Las Vegas. More details on those two events are below.
You’ll also want to mark your calendar for September 7-9, 2023, which is when the CSOP will partner with St. Jude for Viva St. Jude at Resorts World. It’ll be a weekend filled with golf, fashion, food, and poker. The St. Jude charity poker event has a long history and is one of the biggest and best in the world!
Larry Frank Memorial Charity Event in Florida
The first event is coming up on April 27 at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood Florida, which takes place the day before the WPT Hard Rock Poker Showdown $3,500 Championship. The Larry Frank Memorial Charity Event benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation Southern Florida is the 47th event in CSOP history.
The $300 buy-in tournament will start players with 10,000 in chips and features unlimited re-entries. The winner will receive $5,000 cash + a $3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship Seat courtesy of HWHR. There will be other prizes for the final table and a silent auction.
People who aren't playing in the tournament will be able to attend the cocktail hour and silent auction for a donation of $100. The reception will start at 5:30 p.m. in Salon East with the tournament to follow in the Grand Ballroom at 7 p.m.
Among those slated to participate are poker legends Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi and Anthony Zinno.
Cops 4 Kids Charity Event in Vegas
Not long after back in Las Vegas, the CSOP Event #48: Cops 4 Kids Charity Poker Tournament will take place on Friday, May 5 at the Moon Nightclub at Palms. A VIP reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the tournament starting at 7 p.m. Players will start with 10,000 in chips with 5,000 per rebuy. Additionally, there will be a 20,000-chip add-on period at the end of registration.
The event will feature a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and prizes for the final table, including a $5,000 first-place prize. Proceeds will benefit Cops 4 Kids through the LVPMSA Charitable Foundation, which supports children’s charities, and awards college scholarships to graduating high school seniors in our community.
*Images courtesy of the CSOP.
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