Bicycle Casino to run celebrity invitational

Jerry Yang

The annual Legends of Poker month-long event is nearly upon us and the Bicycle Casino is celebrating by hosting a Celebrity Media Invitational Tournament on July 29th.

The tournament is a regular fixture of Legends and this year will include some big name celebrities like Keyshawn Johnson, Cheryl Hines, Michael Collier, Bud Friedman, Karri Turner, JK Simmons, Carol Fenelon, Camryn Manheim, Eric Dickerson and Damion Marzett.

You can't keep poker players away from these events and Jerry Yang, Men "The Master" Nguyen and numerous others will be a part of the festivities as well.

First place will net the winner $2,500 with another $2,500 to go to their chosen charity.

The event will be held in the Bike's brand new Event Center, which should offer significantly more space for tournaments held in the popular casino.

"We've already had an amazing poker facility here for a long time but with this newly-expanded and luxurious Event Center, we now step ahead of the class for not only Southern California but the country," said Bicycle Casino director of marketing Kelly O'Hara. "This grand event center will be the future home of our Legends of Poker tournament, our World Poker Tour televised events and numerous other first-class, large-scale poker tournaments and special events held here throughout the year."

The celebrity event kicks off at 3 p.m. but the public will also get a chance to play in the new facility when a $335 No-Limit Hold'em event with a $100,000 guarantee begins at 7 p.m.

Legends of Poker runs from July 28 to Aug. 30 with the WPT Main Event starting on Aug. 22 and the final table playing out on Aug. 26.

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