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The Annie Duke Celebrity Poker Night will benefit DEF - Better decisions, better lives.

November 10, 2009 14:26 ET

Commerce Casino Hosts Free Presentation by Poker Pro Annie Duke Sponsored by Stakes Supper Club

Free "Use Poker to Learn Skills for Life" Presentation at Commerce Casino Sponsored by Stakes Supper Club and Hosted by Professional Poker Player Annie Duke Will Feature Guest Speakers Howard Lederer, Ali Nejad, Andy Bloch, and Carl Spetzler

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - In conjunction with the Annie Duke Celebrity Poker Night sponsored by taking place at Commerce Casino on Thursday, November 19th, casino guests will also be treated to "Use Poker to Learn Skills for Life," a free presentation hosted by Duke and sponsored by Stakes Supper Club. Special guest speakers will include Howard Lederer, Ali Nejad, Andy Bloch, and Carl Spetzler. Starting at 6PM, Stakes Supper Club will host a cocktail hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvres. The free presentation will start at 6:30PM and guest entry is on a first come, first serve basis, for up to 80 attendees.

Following the free "Use Poker to Learn Skills for Life" presentation, Annie Duke's Celebrity Poker Night sponsored by will kick off with a red carpet walk in front of Stakes Supper Club at 7PM. Confirmed celebrities include Anthrax musician Scott Ian, Broadway actor Andrew Hill Newman, American Internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, film and stage actor Joshua Malina, "Desperate Housewives" Kathy Najimy, "Celebrity Apprentice" star and model Brande Roderick, comedian Penn Jillette, actor/producer Michael Cory Davis, world champion snowboarder Jeff Brushie, Supercross icon Jimmy Button, reality TV's Trishelle Cannatella, film/TV actor and director Joe Reitman, along with professional poker players Annie Duke, Dan Harrington, Rafe Furst, Howard "The Professor" Lederer, John "Johnny World" Hennigan, Adam "Roothlus" Levy, Joe Sebok, Greg "FTB" Mueller, MIT legend Andy Bloch, Dave "Hollywood" Stann, WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack, game show personality Ali Nejad, and author Michael Craig.

Fun and fundraising activities will continue upstairs inside the Commerce Casino ballroom, including a silent auction, a Ticket Hold'em competition, a DRAFT Zone raffle, and a $300 + $30 charity poker tournament directed by celebrity tournament director Matt Savage.

For information, confirmed celebrities, tournament structure, a breakdown of more than $50,000 in prizes, schedule of events, sponsors, how to qualify at, and other Annie Duke CPN exciting activities, visit

Proceeds from the Annie Duke CPN sponsored by will benefit DEF. Visit

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