SOURCE: Decision Education Foundation named official sponsor of the Annie Duke CPN at Commerce Casino

November 03, 2009 11:05 ET to Sponsor Annie Duke Celebrity Poker Night Benefiting DEF Named Title Sponsor of Celebrity Fundraiser at Commerce Casino Hosted by Annie Duke to Benefit Decision Education Foundation

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - The Annie Duke Celebrity Poker Night (CPN) announced that would be the title sponsor of the November 19 charity event at Commerce Casino benefiting The Decision Education Foundation (DEF). The grand prize of this year's Annie Duke CPN will be a seat to play in one of the most exclusive televised tournaments on the poker circuit -- the 2010 World Poker Tour® (WPT) Celebrity Invitational, scheduled for February 20th and 21st*.

The top ten finishers will receive valuable prizes courtesy World Series of Poker Academy, Rockwell Time, Crown Royal, Commerce Casino, Team UltimateBet, Cartwright Entertainment, AMA Supercross Anaheim, Hardcore Elegance, and more. Additional prizes will go to the "Last Woman Standing," "Out on the Bubble," and the player with "Cracked Aces." Bounty prizes will be awarded to players eliminating selected poker pros and celebrities, and one lucky winner will receive a complimentary annual membership to, the legal online poker room of the World Poker Tour that awards over $100,000 in cash and prizes each month.

On November 6th and 13th, at 10PM EST, is giving members two more chances to win their way into the Annie Duke CPN. Visit and click on the link "Cash and Prizes" for more information on how to qualify or to receive a free two-week trial.

The Annie Duke CPN sponsored by at Commerce Casino will take place on Thursday, November 19th. Stakes Supper Club will host a celebrity red carpet walk at 7PM. At 8PM, celebrity tournament director Matt Savage will announce, "Shuffle up and deal."

The Annie Duke CPN is open to the public. Seats are limited. Tickets are $330, and available in advance at All proceeds will benefit DEF. For those unable to attend this event but wish to make a donation, visit -- 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

No purchase is necessary for the sweepstakes and the service is void in states where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older to play.

*Dates are subject to change. Final table will be filmed on March 3.

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