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January 21, 2010 08:00 ET

Trash Talk Championship of the World Hosted by Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Poker Lounge

Poker Players Compete for Cash, Prizes, and Bragging Rights Super Bowl Weekend in Las Vegas in a Tournament Benefiting the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is challenging poker players to put their money where their mouth is during Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas by hosting the first annual Trash Talk Championship of the World. On Saturday, February 6th, Sin City's premier party property will host a $1,000 +$70 no-limit hold'em tournament benefiting the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the supported charity of modern artist Michael Godard, who has dedicated himself to philanthropic causes through his art. Half of the prize pool will go to charity, the other half will be distributed to winners. The Trash Talk Champion of the World will win cash, a 20-pound custom designed crystal trophy, and a World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational seat in Los Angeles, sponsored by Commerce Casino and ClubWPT.com.

"The funds I help raise save lives," stated Godard. "At the end of the day, it's the most important thing I do."

Trash Talk Championship of the World contenders will include Playboy Playmate Sara Underwood, artist Michael Godard, photographer to the stars Michael Vincent, FBI "tells" specialist Joe Navarro, professional poker players Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiary, "Rodeo King" turned poker pro Lee Markholt, Dan "Blitz" Bilzerian, High Stakes Poker guest Andrew Robl, young cash games specialist Keith Gipson, "Who's Your Daddy" CEO Dan Fleyshman, WSOP Champion Paul Wasicka, professional backgammon and poker player Sander Lyloff, "The Maven VT" David Chicotsky, Brian Rast, Alec Torelli, and more.

A red carpet walk and cocktail reception sponsored by VictoryPoker.net starts at 2PM. The tournament starts at 3PM. Event highlights will include a $100-$200 high-stakes Trash Talk cash game, a silent auction, and a Team Victory after party at 10PM. For advanced reservations visit http://www.greasiewheels.com/.

The Trash Talk Championship of the World is sponsored by VictoryPoker.net, and ClubWPT.com, and supported by Whole Foods Markets, Jennifer Harman CPT, Cartwright Entertainment, Life's A Bluff, Legacy Alliance Inc., www.TheMavenVT.com, The Autograph Guys, On The DL Podcast, and GreasieWheels.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, owned and operated by Morgans Hotel Group and equity partner, DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, is a premier destination entertainment resort located on 16.7 acres situated strategically on Harmon Avenue. It was built in 1995 and expanded in 2009. The property offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property has also been a popular music scene destination where such acts as the Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, David Bowie, Snoop Dogg, Nine Inch Nails, and The Killers have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Hard Rock Hotel tower, a 60,000 square foot casino, and a beach club with a swimming pool that was selected by the Travel Channel as one of "The Top 10 Pools" in the world. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

ClubWPT.com -- the World Poker Tour's online subscription poker room -- gives poker players a legal, risk-free way to play online poker to win big cash and prizes, including $10,000 WPT and World Series of Poker main event seats, WPT Boot Camp seats, and more. For $19.95 monthly subscription, members can play in thousands of poker and blackjack tournaments for their share of $100,000 in cash and prizes each month plus exclusive benefits like $3,000 in Las Vegas VIP discounts and access to watch full WPT Season VII episodes online. For more information, visit www.ClubWPT.com. No purchase is necessary for the www.ClubWPT.com sweepstakes and the service is void in states where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older to play.

The Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program works to improve the lives of patients and their loved ones by providing at-home help childcare, transportation, access to support groups, and patient care services offered within Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The program also underwrites colon cancer education for healthcare providers. The long-term goal of the program is to establish an ever-widening array of screening and educational opportunities. Visit http://www.cedars-sinai.com/5662.html to learn more about the diagnostic services and medical treatments available to colon cancer sufferers.

"Team Victory," is a select group of the world's finest poker players and industry professionals assembled and members of VictoryPoker.net, a virtual poker card room service for those who wish to test their skills against others for fun, prizes, or money. VictoryPoker.net does not participate in betting or wagering. It is duly regulated and licensed by The Everleaf Poker Network established in 2004. Everleaf is licensed and regulated by the Lottery and Gaming Authority of Malta and meets the stringent e-gaming guidelines and restrictions of the European Union (EU). With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is crafted to enhance and personalize the online poker experience. Although virtual poker is legal where the games are hosted and played, it may not be legal where individual players are located. It is each player's responsibility to determine whether or not such games are permitted under his/her local jurisdictional laws.

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