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Celebrities and Guests Make “Mike Hammer’s Celebrity Poker Tournament” a Huge Success

Celebrities and Guests Make “Mike Hammer's Celebrity Poker Tournament” a Huge Success
“Mike Hammer’s Celebrity Poker Tournament” was held on May 26 at Binion’s Gambling Hall and Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas. The event was attended by close to 80 players, including celebrities, VIPs and guests. The event was a fundraiser for the U.S. Vets. (Pictured: Four Queens Headliner and Poker Tournament Host Mike Hammer with Electric Violinist Lydia Ansel – Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com). 

Lance Burton with Mike Hammer
Lance Burton with Mike Hammer

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Mike Hammer said, “We made over $7,300 for the charity and over $10,000 with the Binion’s in-kind contribution. A great success and I would like to thank all involved in addition to those who came out to play to support our Veterans. Kevin Lepine was the winner of the tournament. Kevin is also the headliner at Binion’s.”

Gaby Medrano, Liz Clark and Anthony Cools
Gaby Medrano, Liz Clark and Anthony Cools

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“I had a blast and was honored to be a celebrity in the poker event,” said Kevin Lepine. “Winning, while always fun, was much more exciting because it meant the first place prize money went directly to the U.S. Vets. To have a fun afternoon with great people was all the better because it was for sun an amazing cause.”

Liz Clark, Richard Gant and Gaby Medrano
Liz Clark, Richard Gant and Gaby Medrano

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Hypnotist Anthony Cools said, “It was my honor to be involved in such a great event that not only raised money, but awareness for out vets.”

Jennifer Romas
Jennifer Romas

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A partial list of celebrities who donated their time included: Kevin Lepine, Anthony Cools, Lydia Ansel, Jennifer Romas, Lance Burton, Richard Gant, Mac King, Dirk Vermin, Jeff Timmons, Jimmy Denning, Liz Clark, Gaby Medrano, Tommy Sherlock, James Zito, Michelle Rothstein, and more!

Tournament Winner Kevin Lepine with Mike Hammer
Tournament Winner Kevin Lepine with Mike Hammer

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Players tried to “bust out” the celebrities and Binion’s donated $100 each time it happened. The game was No Limit Texas Hold’em with a $120 buy-in and unlimited $60 add-ins and re-buys during the first four levels. $50 from each paid entry plus $30 from all add-ons and re-buys were donated to the U.S. Vets Charity.

Dirk Vermin
Dirk Vermin

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Visit Binion’s Gambling Hall and Hotel for more information about poker tournaments.

Mike Hammer with Lt. Col. Theodore Lumpkin, 99 year old WWII War Veteran
Mike Hammer with Lt. Col. Theodore Lumpkin, 99 year old WWII War Veteran

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Jennifer Romas and Mac King
Jennifer Romas and Mac King

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Lydia Ansel
Lydia Ansel

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Mike Hammer with Richard Gant
Mike Hammer with Richard Gant

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Mike Hammer with Anthony Cools
Mike Hammer with Anthony Cools

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Mike Hammer with Jeff Timmons
Mike Hammer with Jeff Timmons

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Jennifer Romas with Dirk Vermin
Jennifer Romas with Dirk Vermin

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Jennifer Romas
Jennifer Romas

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Jimmy Denning
Jimmy Denning

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Dirk Vermin and Richard Gant
Dirk Vermin and Richard Gant

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Liz Clark
Liz Clark

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Liz Clark
Liz Clark

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Johnny Katz
Johnny Katz

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James J Zito and Michele Rothstein
James J Zito and Michele Rothstein

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Gaby Medrano and Anthony Cools
Gaby Medrano and Anthony Cools

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Mike Hammer
Mike Hammer

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Jimmy Denning, Liz Clark and Tommy Sherlock
Jimmy Denning, Liz Clark and Tommy Sherlock

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Jimmy Denning and Tommy Sherlock
Jimmy Denning and Tommy Sherlock

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Mac King and Jimmy Denning
Mac King and Jimmy Denning

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Jimmy Denning
Jimmy Denning

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Mike Hammer and Lydia Ansel
Mike Hammer and Lydia Ansel

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guest with Mike Hammer and Jennifer Romas
Brian Shapiro with Mike Hammer and Jennifer Romas

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Jennifer Romas, Binion's VIP and Mike Hammer
Jennifer Romas, Binion’s VIP and Mike Hammer

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