SOURCE: Nevada SPCA

Fourth Annual Jennifer Harman CPT at The Venetian Poker Room Las Vegas

March 18, 2010 09:00 ET

The Venetian Poker Room Hosts Fourth Annual Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament Benefitting Nevada SPCA

Grand Prize Is a World Series of Poker® Main Event Seat

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - March 18, 2010) - The Fourth Annual Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament at The Venetian Poker Room in Las Vegas is a media and fan favorite where participants enjoy a rare opportunity to mingle and compete against Hollywood celebrities and world-famous poker players. The $300 + $30 no-limit Texas hold'em tournament featuring $100 re-buys during the first three 2-minute levels and a one-time $100 add-on for twice the starting stack, will take place on Tuesday, April 13th. The event will begin at 4PM with a red carpet and silent auction. Emcee Matt Savage will kick off the tournament at 5PM. All proceeds will benefit the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) No-Kill Animal Shelter.

The grand prize is a $10,000 World Series of Poker® Main Event Seat and a Curtis & Co. watch. The top ten finishers will be awarded prizes with a combined total valued of $30,000.

Confirmed celebrities and professional poker players include "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Cheryl Hines, "Saved by the Bell" Dennis Haskins, Louie Anderson, modern artist Michael Godard, professional poker players Marco Traniello, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, Eli Elezra, Hoyt Corkins, Andy Bloch, Chau Giang, David Chesnoff, Lacey Jones, Jeff Madsen, Todd Brunson, James Van Alstyne, Shun Uchida, Erica Schoenberg, and Lee Watkinson.

Last year's JHCPT champion David "HEYIMDRO" Rowan has been invited to return to defend his title, along with 2009 winner Seth Dupree. Kirk Morrison was the first annual Jennifer Harman CPT champion who parlayed his first place WSOP® Main Event seat into $154,194, finishing in 56th place. He donated five percent of his winnings back to the Nevada SPCA. 

For more information, tournament structure, prizes, past event photo galleries, and videos, visit http://www.nevadaspca.org. The Jennifer Harman CPT is a GreasieWheels production.

About The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA's Five Diamond Award and Mobil Four-Star, is one of the world's most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating Venice's legendary landmarks, the resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, and a wide variety of entertainment such as Phantom -- The Las Vegas Spectacular, Blue Man Group, David Spade and Wayne Brady on its premises, as well as extensive convention and corporate services. For additional information, visit www.venetian.com and follow us on twitter @venetianvegas.

ABOUT NEVADA SPCA:
Nevada SPCA (Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) or, Nevada SPCA No-Kill Animal Sanctuary, is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization. Its primary mission is to save and protect animals in need in the community. NSPCA proudly operates a leading no-kill animal sanctuary, promotes humane education, makes referrals for low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services to the public, and serves as an advocate by encouraging people to be the best possible guardians for the companion animals in their care. Since its inception in 1982, it proudly maintains a "no kill philosophy," and will save animals that Nevada SPCA can help make healthy and friendly by all reasonable measures. There is no time limit for all animals that are residents of Nevada SPCA! To adopt an animal or for more information, please visit the website at www.nevadaspca.org, call 873.7722, or e-mail nevadaspca@aol.com. The NSPCA is located at 4800 W. Dewey Drive at South Decatur, Las Vegas.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament
    Lisa Wheeler
    President - GreasieWheels
    (702) 327-7250
    Email Contact

    Nevada SPCA
    Doug Duke
    Executive Director
    (702) 873-7722
    Email Contact

    The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino
    Ashley Farkas
    The Venetian Public Relations
    (702) 414-4334
    Email Contact