Packed with big-name celebs and poker professionals, this is the first year Ante Up for Africa will be aired on television. Estimates put the money raised this year at $600,000, all for Enough and Refugees International's Sudan advocacy efforts.
We were at the red carpet for this event and we got to talk with tons of celebs like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Mike Tyson, Nelly, Charles Barkley, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Tilly and Jason Alexander.
The only person I really wanted to talk to that day was Sarah Silverman but it didn't work out. We were talking with another person, and she skipped over us, and she said she would come back, but she never came back. Typical.
The highlight of the day for me was the video clip below with Ben Affleck where he talks shit about Phil Hellmuth. He was kidding of course but still, not bad. At 0:53.
The event airs on ESPN tonight at 8 p.m. EDT.
Also you can check out all the videos we did on the red carpet on our Youtube channel here.
-- Matt Showell