First 50 Registrants for Poker For Hope Tournament to Receive Complimentary Ticket Voucher to Vegas’ “Best Adult Show” ABSINTHE

Melody Sweets at ABSINTHE
Registration for the Poker for Hope tournament at Caesars Palace is now open online. Taking place Saturday, May 17 at 12:30 p.m., Poker for Hope will be held in support of TIA’S HOPE – a foundation supporting cancer research and treatment, as well as City of Hope Hospital and PHASE ONE (Pictured: Melody Sweets at ABSINTHE)

In partnership with Las Vegas’ “Best Adult Show,” ABSINTHE, the first 50 tournament registrants will receive one complimentary ticket voucher to attend ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace.

Registration for the tournament may be completed online at or in-person at the Caesars Palace Poker Room this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The first 50 registrants will receive one ticket voucher for ABSINTHE at time of check-in prior to the start of the tournament; vouchers are valid for six months. Following check-in, a complimentary poker lesson led by poker professional, Antonio Esfandiari, will be available at 11 a.m. Cards will fly at 12:30 p.m.

Hosted by World Series of Poker Champion, Jamie Gold, the tournament winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize. Celebrity guests participating in the tournament will include: Cheryl Hines of Suburgatory, Kevin Pollak, Lamorne Morris of New Girl, Kevin McHale of GLEE, Willie Garson of White Collar, Sara Rue of Rules of Engagement and cast members from ABSINTHE.

TIA’S HOPE was founded in honor of Tia Palermo who was first diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2001 and bravely battled the disease for over 11 years. TIA’S HOPE was created by Tia’s loving family to honor her wish that the children at City of Hope receive gifts during their holiday stay at the hospital. Tia also heavily invested in helping to find a cure for the disease that took her life. She joined the Board of Phase One and whole-heartedly believed in their mission of supporting cancer research and treatment in our community. Therefore, TIA’S HOPE also allocates a portion of its income each year to the general funds of PHASE ONE. For more information on TIA’S HOPE, City of Hope Hospital and PHASE ONE, please visit:

Hailed by Chicago Sun-Times as “sexy, funny, unabashedly raunchy,” and named “Best Show” on the Strip by Vegas SEVEN, Las Vegas Weekly and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace is an acro-cabaret variety show featuring wild and outlandish acts in a theatre-in-the-round presentation. Audiences are treated to a night of imagination and excess as the cast of eccentrics perform amazing feats of strength, balance, danger and unfathomable flexibility within mere feet of the audience surrounding the intimate stage. ABSINTHE show times are Wednesday-Sunday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., with no show on Monday and Tuesday. The schedule is subject to change without notice. For tickets and more information, visit