April 11, 2007 11:00 ET

Caesars Palace and the Nevada S.P.C.A. Partner With Jennifer Harman to Host a Celebrity Poker Tournament and WSOP Gallery of Champions Unveiling Ceremony

Live and Silent Auction Components Will Benefit the Nevada S.P.C.A.

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2007 -- Caesars Palace is proud to announce its partnership with the inaugural Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament to take place Friday, April 20, inside the Caesars Palace poker tournament room. The no-limit Texas hold'em tournament will begin at 12pm with a silent auction sponsored by Upper Deck to begin at 10am. Proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Nevada S.P.C.A. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) local no-kill animal shelter. The Jennifer Harman Charity is recommending a contribution of $300 for each seat reserved. First prize is a $10,000 seat into the 2007 World Series of Poker championship. Matt Savage, Rob Huxley, and Kyle Morris will emcee the tournament -- and Robert Williamson III will host the live auction.

The mission of the Nevada S.P.C.A. no-kill shelter in Las Vegas is to provide comfort, food, and veterinary care to thousands of animals every year. Many of those animals thrive in environments without cages.

"This is a charity so close to my heart," said Harman. "The strides they've made at the Nevada S.P.C.A. no-kill shelter are unbelievable."

The tournament will be preceded by a special unveiling of the "World Series of Poker Gallery of Champions" inside the Caesars Palace poker tournament room. This unique collection of photographs features some of poker's top names including Doyle Brunson, TJ Cloutier, Jeff Madsen, Ted Forrest, Howard Lederer, Robert Williamson III, Jamie Gold, Annie Duke, Joe Hachem, Chris Moneymaker, David Williams, Phil Hellmuth, Scotty Nguyen, Chris Ferguson, Jennifer Harman, Men "The Master" Nguyen, Daniel Negreanu, and David "Devilfish" Ulliott -- all WSOP bracelet winners who will be participating in the charity event.

"Caesars Palace has earned its reputation as the Home of Champions by providing its guests with unparalleled experiences in the world of sports, entertainment and special events," said Caesars Palace President, Gary Selesner. "We are proud to continue in that tradition by hosting Jennifer Harman's charity poker tournament, while at the same time, being able to honor all of the incredible WSOP champions whose photographs are enshrined in the Caesars Palace poker room."

Other professional poker players that have confirmed their participation are JC Tran, Nam Le, Rene Angelil, Jean-Robert Belland, David Benjamine, Brad Booth, Alan Boston, Todd Brunson, Brandon Cantu, Hoyt Corkins, Paul Darden, Eli Elezra, Antonio Esfandiari, Sam Farha, Chau Giang, Clonie Gowan, Barry Greenstein, Brandy Rose Hawbaker, Chip and Karina Jett, Connie Kim, Jennifer Leigh, Liz Lieu, Erik Lindgren, Marcel Luske, Minh Ly, Mike Matusow, Carlos Mortensen, Chris McCormack, Evelyn Ng, Ralph Perry, Carmel Petresco, Josh Arieh, David "Chip" Reese, Joe Reitman, Erica Schoenberg, and Marco Traniello.

Also on the VIP list are Jennifer Tilly, local comedian Carrot Top, juggler and entertainer Chipper, KXNT talk show hosts Kerri Kasem and Alan Stock, Life's A Bluff comic artist Frank Frisina, Olympic snowboard medalists and representatives Ross Powers, Keir Dillon, Jeff Brushie and David Driscoll and Vince Neil of Motley Crew.

For tournament and VIP reservations contact event organizer Lisa Wheeler at Regarding event sponsorships, silent and live auction items, contact event producer Annie Van Bebber at Press and promotional images are being provided free-of-charge by IMPDI. Contact Rob Gracie at

Find out how you can support the Nevada S.P.C.A. no-kill animal shelter by contacting Doug Duke at (702) 873-7722 or If you would like to make an online donation, visit

About Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace is the world's best-known resort-casino, celebrating the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome, in an 85-acre destination location that sets the standard for entertainment, dining and luxury. Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace ranks among the world's top luxury resorts known for their originality and beauty and features 3,340 hotel guest rooms and suites, 25 unique restaurants and cafes, 4.5-acre Garden of the Gods pools and gardens, a 14,500 square foot poker room, the 50,000 square foot Qua Baths & Spa and 240,000 square feet of premium meeting and convention space. The 4,100-seat Colosseum spotlights renowned headliner entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John and Jerry Seinfeld, and sits just steps away from celebrity chef restaurants and the acclaimed Forum Shops at Caesars. For more information, visit or call (702) 731-7110 or (800) 634-6001. Journalists can download information and photos at

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