If you aren't on the guest list, you aren't playing at the World Poker Tour's annual Celebrity Invitational at the Commerce Casino in L.A. today. Stars of all persuasions are expected to show at the exclusive tournament for charity, cash and a potential championship seat.
Registration opens today at 3 p.m., followed by red carpet arrivals and a cocktail party at 5 p.m. It's shuffle up and deal time at 7 p.m., with play running until midnight.
Tomorrow the action continues at 3 p.m. and will go until the field is narrowed to a final table of six players. The televised finale plays out Monday.
Only film, TV and sports celebrities are invited to the event, with the exception of poker players who are already entered in the WPT Championship in April.
The result is a mix of notable names from all fields including James Woods, Don Cheadle, Camryn Manheim, Woody Harrelson, Jay Mohr, Jason Alexander, Hank Azaria, Mekhi Phifer, Andy Roddick, Pete Sampras, Cheryl Hines, Ron Livingston, Mila Kunis, Laura Prepon, Danny Masterson, Kerry Washington, Marlon Wayans, Rex Lin, Orel Hershiser and Judy Greer.
The tournament title holder wins $100,000 plus a seat at the WPT Championship. The last celebrity standing receives $10,000 to go to the charity of his choice.
Second place is $50,000, third is $20,000, fourth is $15,000, fifth is $10,000 and sixth is $5,000.
PokerListings.com will be reporting from the Commerce Casino for the duration of the event.
Tune in to our Live Tournament Section throughout the day for updates, chip counts, interviews and to figure out who Judy Greer is.
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