Hellmuth hits charity poker circuit

Phil Hellmuth

When people think of Phil Hellmuth they think of a rabid Poker Brat with a huge ego berating bad poker players. In December, however, we'll see a different side of Hellmuth as he's helping out with not just one charity tournament but two.

On Dec. 1 Hellmuth will be headlining the Beauty and the Bet charity poker tournament, which will be taking place at the Palms Resort Casino. The event is being presented by the TASER Foundation and the proceeds will be going to the families of fallen law enforcement officers.

Hellmuth will be joined by a bevy of beauties including Playmates Sarah Elizabeth, Stephanie Heinrich, Alison Waite and Stacy Fusion, who will be cohosting the event.

The main event kicks off at 12 p.m. and the buy-in is $500 while the high roller tournament begins at 5 p.m. with a $2,500 buy-in. Fifty percent of the tournament proceeds will be paid to the winners' pool and the other 50% will be going to the cause.

There will also be a tournament of champions which includes the top three players from the main event and the top three finishers from the high roller event. All six players will play for a Grand Prize that will include two tickets to Super Bowl XLII and two tickets to the exclusive Playboy's Super Saturday Night Party.

All players who make it to the winners table will get to party with Hellmuth and the Playboy Playmates in the famous fireplace VIP booth in the Playboy Club.

Donations are of course tax-deductible and receipts will be provided to all participants. For more information visit .

A little over a week later, Hellmuth is scheduled to take part in the Andy Roddick Charity Poker Tournament. Although neither details nor dates have been released yet, last year Jamie Gold took part in Roddick's charity tournament at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Celebrities like Nicky Hilton, Serena Williams and Howie Dorough all showed up to play, so expect more of the same this year.

Hellmuth is also scheduled to play in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic. It's going to be a very busy month for the Poker Brat.

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