Horseshoe to Host Doyle Brunson Celebration of Life Memorial July 2

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Fans are welcome to come celebrate the life of the late poker legend Doyle Brunson at Horseshoe Las Vegas on July 2 at 11:30 a.m.

Many high-profile poker players will speak at the memorial, which will take place inside the Jubilee Theater near the Horseshoe poker room, about a two-minute walk from the World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament area.

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Brunson, a 10-time WSOP bracelet winner and 1988 Poker Hall of Fame inductee, passed away last month at 89. He left behind quite a legacy in poker and will forever be remembered as one of the all-time greats.

Remembering a Legend

Some former Brunson opponents and long-time friends such Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and Dewey Tomko will speak at the event. Jack Binion, former owner of Binion's Horseshoe, the original site of the WSOP, will also give a speech.

Brunson and Binion, along with Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, spoke to reporters together in March at the Horseshoe's grand opening ceremony. It was Doyle's last public appearance.

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Horseshoe Las Vegas grand opening ceremony (March 2023).

This won't be the first time Brunson has been honored since his passing. During a recent Vegas Golden Knights game, his son and fellow Poker Hall of Famer Todd Brunson, turned the crank on the videoboard at T-Mobile Arena to fire up the crowd and honor his late father, one of the all-time legendary gamblers in Las Vegas history.

Once Doyle began playing poker over 60 years ago, he was a poker player for life. He played right up until his passing, even still occasionally stopping by his favorite card room, Bellagio, to battle in some of the highest stakes games in the world deep into his 80's. The "Godfather of Poker" is widely considered one of the greatest poker players ever.

Brunson, a World Poker Tour (WPT) ambassador, was a WPT champion, 10-time bracelet winner (tied for second all-time), and considered a fierce and difficult opponent in high-stakes cash games. He was also a colorful character and respected member of the poker community. The stories at the Celebration of Life memorial should be quite entertaining.

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