California casino offers chance to play Nguyen

Scotty Nguyen
Scotty Nguyen is headed to Spotlight 29, baby.

There are very few games where competing against a World Champion is as easy as buying in.

Poker is definitely one and California residents and visitors will have that chance this weekend as 1998 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Scotty Nguyen is headed to the All-Star Poker Challenge at Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella.

"Scotty Nguyen is one of the biggest names in poker, so we are obviously thrilled to have him in our Poker Challenge," said Robert Paull, General Manager of Spotlight 29.

"For our poker players to go up against a World Series of Poker Champion, is exciting."

The $560 buy-in Texas Hold'em event, set for Oct. 24-25, will feature 10k starting stacks, 30-minute levels and over $50,000 in prize money.

Players can also win a free entry by getting 10 full houses playing in the Spotlight Poker Room in advance of the event.

Dubbed "The Prince of Poker", Nguyen has more than $10 million in career earnings and five WSOP bracelets. In addition to his world title, Nguyen also won the prestigious $50k H.O.R.S.E. event at the 2008 WSOP.

The tournament will be capped at 120 players.

For more information on Spotlight 29 head to the casino's website.

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