The phrase “Celebrity Charity Event” gets thrown around a lot in the poker world so we’re not necessarily super enthused when we hear it.
Here at the PCA, however, PokerStars came through on their promise and delivered some actual legit celebrities.
At the top of the list is Slash. If you don’t know who he is you might as well leave now.
Another actor we were looking forward to seeing was Adrian Grenier, better known as Vince from Entourage.
He was conspicuously absent from the photo shoot and when his seat remained empty as the tournament began we knew something was up.
Apparently he was flown all the way here without being informed that the event would be televised, something his management had a problem with. Whatever the particulars, he didn’t play in the event.
We’re sure Ari Gold was screaming into a cell phone somewhere trying to work things out.
We’ll catch up with him at the red carpet for tomorrow night’s party though so we should have a few pics before we leave the Bahamas.
Also playing were Joanna Krupa, Playboy Playmate of the year Jayde Nicole, Nelly, Kelly Rowland, Mats Sundin, Boris Becker and Carlos Bernard.
Everyone in this event coughed up $5k, with the proceeds going to amfAR, an organization dedicated to eradicating AIDS and HIV.
We’ll let you know who won the event tomorrow but for now check out the photos we got of the celebs, because that’s really what it’s all about.