This weekend: Dick Van Patten Celeb Poker Tournament

by Lou on November 9, 2006

This weekend I’ll be playing in the Dick Van Patten Celebrity Poker Tournament at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, located about 20 miles east of Palm Springs. The tournament, now in its second year, raises money to underwrite a holiday party for children of US Marines stationed at nearby Twenty-nine Palms.

Some of the invitees include host Dick Van Patten, his son Vince, Connie Stevens, Eileen Davidson, the Desert Sun’s poker columnist Jill Cohen, aka “The Queen of Hearts,” and yours truly.

The field will be limited to 400 players, with a $300 buy-in. If you can make it, please come by and say hello.

There’s a Registration Cocktail Party at 7:00 PM Friday, November 10, with the tournament scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. You can register by calling 1.800.827.2946, ext 84884.

Here’s a link to a Desert Sun story about the tournament:

And here’s another link. This one takes you to a piece I wrote for the Desert Sun.

By the way, look for some major improvements in poker at Fantasy Springs. They just hired long-time poker honcho Bee Estes to head up their poker room. Physical improvements are being made in the room right now, and Estes has a number of ideas to improve the ambiance, the games, and the offerings to players at all levels.

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