The Real Deal! Premieres at The Venetian in Las Vegas Oct. 21

The Real Deal!, the first ever live, interactive poker-themed stage show, will host a star-studded premiere Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 in The Venetian Showroom at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. Starring comedians Paul Rodriguez and Vinnie Favorito as hosts, the world’s greatest poker professionals and the entire audience, the show introduces a new paradigm in entertainment and establishes a completely original live show format that combines fast-paced action and humor with the latest in wireless technology and abundant prizes, including a chance to win $1,000,000.

The show was created by entertainment industry icon Merv Adelson and Emmy Award-Winning producer Gary Smith.

The premiere of “The Real Deal!” features:

  • Show hosts Paul Rodriguez and Vinnie Favorito
  • The Real Deal! poker pros: Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Jennifer Harmon, Phil Hellmuth Jr., Phil Laak, Antonio Esfandiari, Gavin Smith, Eli Elezra, Scotty Nguyen, Todd Brunson.
  • Celebrity guests ranging from contemporary stars such as Anthrax guitarist Scotty Ian, to entertainment industry legends including Robert Wagner, Tim Conway, Steve Lawrence and more.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
6 p.m. Red Carpet arrivals
7 p.m.Show premiere
8:30 p.m. After party at LAVO at The Palazzo

The Venetian Showroom at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas

The Real Deal! will entertain Tuesday through Sunday with shows at 5 p.m. and primetime performances on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 – $125. VIP packages are available for each show which include an opportunity to meet the poker stars after the show. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to play. Tickets are available for purchase by calling The Venetian Box Office at 1-866-641-SHOW or 702-414-9000, or online at

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