Stars align for Ante Up for Africa Europe

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Join Daniel Negreanu in Monte Carlo to ante up for Africa.

Celebrities and poker players alike will once again get a chance to Ante Up for Africa, but this time they'll be able to do it in Europe.

PokerStars announced a special star-studded edition of the charity poker tournament as part of the European Poker Tour Grand Final week in Monte Carlo.

The Ante Up for Africa Europe Celebrity Charity Poker tournament will take place April 27 at 6 p.m. It has a €4,000 by-in with the money going to Ante Up for Africa.

Ante Up for Africa helps fund the work of charities that provide aid and assistance to the people in Darfur, Sudan. The organization also supports activism meant to help resolve the Darfur crisis as well.

The winner of the tournament will receive a special prize package from Pokerstars to its EPT event in the Bahamas in January 2010.

Some of the celebrities and poker pros slated to take part in the event include Team PokerStars Pros Daniel Negreanu, Joe Hachem and Vanessa Rousso.

In the past two Ante Up for Africa events that took place during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, celebrities such as Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Adam Sandler, Montel Williams, Don Cheadle, Jason Alexander, Shannon Elizabeth, Ray Romano and Charles Barkley have all participated to give their support.

So far, Ante Up for Africa has raised nearly $2 million through the poker-playing community to aid the humanitarian mission in Darfur.

"The hope of PokerStars and Ante Up for Africa is that Ante Up for Africa Europe and the third annual Ante Up for Africa tournament this summer in Las Vegas will bring more attention to the crisis and create further support for peacekeepers and aid workers in the region," said the poker site in a press release.

The Ante Up for Africa Charity Tournament will take place at the World Series of Poker again as well. It is scheduled for July 2 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

For more information about Ante Up For Africa, visit .

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