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March 09, 2010 17:12 ET

VictoryPoker.net Participates in Oscar Gift Lounge and Charity Poker Tournament for Haiti

VictoryPoker.net CEO Dan Fleyshman, Team Victory Pros Alec Torelli, Andrew Robl, Keith Gipson and Playboy Playmate Sara Underwood, GBK CEO Gavin Keilly, Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, Shaun Toub, Shannon Elizabeth, Gilles Marini, Sal Masakela, Roger Cross, Sean Michael Scott, Menace From Korn, and More Participate in Oscar Gift Lounge and GBK Celebrity Poker Tournament Benefitting Haiti

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) - VictoryPoker.net and Team Victory pros played a key role at this year's GBK Oscar Gift Lounge honoring nominees and presenters. On Saturday, VictoryPoker.net also sponsored a celebrity poker tournament benefitting victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Tournament participants included GBK CEO Gavin Keilly, VictoryPoker.net CEO Dan Fleishman, actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, Shaun Toub, Shannon Elizabeth, Gilles Marini, Sal Masakela from E!, Roger Cross, Playmate of the year Sara Underwood, Sean Michael Scott, Menace from Korn, Team Victory pros, and more. The event raised nearly $30,000 for Haitians still in need.

VictoryPoker.net supplied poker tables and the $10,000 grand prize. GBK contributed the $5,000 runner-up cash prize, and HealthyTrim.com contributed the $4,000 third place prize. All cash awards were donated back to each winner's charity of choice. POLANTI Watches owner Hovig Yeghiayan donated a 2010 timepiece and the artist known as "RED" donated poker themed artwork.

"It was exciting to be a part of such a historical Hollywood event," said Fleyshman. "I want to personally thank GBK Events for allowing us to participate. We were honored at their request to help."

Gilles Marini finished the tournament in fourth place. Menace from Korn -- also known as Dennis Shinn -- placed third and donated his winnings to International Help for Orphans in Haiti. Actress and humanitarian Shannon Elizabeth was runner up to actor and grand prize winner Roger Cross. Both donated their winnings back to Hollywood Unites for Haiti (HUFH).

Hollywood Unites for Haiti (HUFH) is a non-profit organization founded by actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, better known for his role as the haitian on NBC's hit series "Heroes." Though his parents' house was destroyed by the earthquake in his homeland, his parents are reported safe. Unfortunately, several of his family and community members were not as fortunate. He will soon return to Haiti to offer financial and humanitarian assistance.

For more information on Help for Orphans International, go to helpfororphans.org

For more information on HUFG, go to hufh.org

Photos courtesy of levi@leviwalker.com and available for viewing and download at http://gallery.me.com/pievegas/100268

About VictoryPoker.net

VictoryPoker.net is host to a virtual poker card room service for those who wish to test their skills against others for fun, prizes, or money and 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). Team Victory is a select group of the world's finest poker players and industry professionals assembled by VictoryPoker.net. 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. Players may download the software at www.victorypoker.com but 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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