Annie Duke turning aces into wishes

Annie Duke
Annie Duke at the 2007 WSOP

Renowned poker pro Annie Duke is again turning her success at the poker tables into help for people in need.

A key player in the "Ante Up for Africa" charity event at the 2007 WSOP, which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for war-torn Darfur, Duke is re-investing her energies into another charitable cause - this time hosting the upcoming "Aces for Wishes" night to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.

Set for Sunday, Aug. 12, the event will take place at the popular restaurant and lounge Social Hollywood, in Los Angeles, with guests enjoying a night of Texas Hold'em, casino games, high-end prizes, drinks and appetizers, all to benefit children in need.

Participation can be split in two parts, with just access to the casino play running at $175, and a poker tournament seat including casino play runnng $350. Tournament winners will receive an array of high-end prizes, and casino-game winners will be eligible for premium gifts as well.

The event will run from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m., with poker registration beginning at 3 p.m. and the tournament beginning at 5 p.m. Casino play begins at 4 p.m.

If you're interested in supporting the event, three levels of sponsorship are also available at $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000.

For all the specifics, contact Sascha Coble at

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