Poker is going to the dogs (and other animals) with the Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament to Benefit the Nevada SPCA (Pictured: Jennifer Harman – Photo credit: © Scott Harrison).
Movie and Television Stars, Poker Legends and Vegas Celebrities will come together at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to raise money to benefit the no-kill animal rescue work of the NSPCA.
Host and professional poker player, Jennifer Harman, will be joined by television stars, Las Vegas notables and poker legends. Some of the celebrities scheduled to attend include event emcees “Horny Mike,” Kevin Mack and Roli Szabo of “Counting Cars;” HGTV star and producer, J.D. Scott; BMX Pro and MTV star Ricardo Laguna; reality star and Las Vegas icon Dirk Vermin (“Bad Ink”); Tyler Dale of “American Restoration;” “America’s Got Talent” winner and magician, Mat Franco; “Big Brother” top-three finalist and poker star, Vanessa Rousso; “Big Brother” and “The Amazing Race” contestant, Jackie Ibarra; Master magician Lance Burton; comedian from “My Big Blonde Life” Hannah Elisabeth; model Annalee Belle; Travis Cloer and Graham Fenton of “Jersey Boys;” Tony award-winning actor and singer Anthony Crivello; actress and comedienne Dori Rosenthal; Paul Shortino, Paul Johnson and Michael T. Ross of “Raiding the Rock Vault;” Mark Shunock of “Rock of Ages;” “PIN-UP” lead singer, Lisa Marie; AFL standout pass rusher Terrance Carter; cast members from “Pop Evolution,” “Evil Dead: The Musical,” and “Alice – A Steampunk Fantasy.”
Poker stars Emily Jillette, Jon Freidberg, Perry Friedman, Mike Matusow, Jeff Gill, Karina Jett, Arlan Levitan, and Flaminio Malaguti are also scheduled to participate, as well as additional Las Vegas notables including the Sin City Sinners; Dayna Roselli, Greg Bennett and Micah Manalo of KTNV-TV; Heather Collins of The Mix 94.1; Kris Daniels, morning co-host of The Coyote 102.7; KDWN’s Alan Stock; Las Vegas Review Journal columnist Norm Clarke; “Fantasy” star Mariah Rivera with photographer/podcast host husband, Patrick Rivera; Miss Nevada 2014 Lisa Long Sutton; comedy-magician Murray Sawchuck with Doug “Lefty” Leferovich; star of “SEXXY,” Gabriella Versace; artist Terry Ritter; and Fright Dome’s Jason Egan. Additional notables will be announced.
WHEN: Friday, November 13
- 5 – 6 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals
- 6:30 p.m. Celebrity Poker Tournament Begins
WHERE: “The Mezz”
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
COST: Initial “Buy-in” is $200 payable in cash at event
Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is dedicated to the belief that every life is precious. Funded entirely by private donations, the Society operates a no-kill shelter in Las Vegas for animals who have been abused, neglected or abandoned, or otherwise face homelessness and danger. It works to provide medical care, rehabilitation and adoption services for thousands of animals each year and then place them in loving, forever homes. For additional information, please visit http://www.nevadaspca.org, like on Facebook: Nevada SPCA No-Kill Animal Shelter or follow on twitter: @NevadaSPCA.