Cheadle & Macdonald in Celeb Shootout
The Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout at Aria in Las Vegas kicks off this weekendwith top poker stars such as Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Vanessa Selbst along with celebs Don Cheadle and Norm Macdonald.
Nominations for the 2015 Poker Hall of Fame are also now being accepted at WSOP.com. Fans can vote on the players they think deserve to be finalists in the selection process.
Brunson, Negreanu, Selbst to Participate in Celebrity Shootout
For weeks buzz has been building for the Super High Roller Tournament Series at the Aria starting this weekend. Now an added attraction should appeal to fans of both poker and Hollywood.
The Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout will play from June 27 through 28 at the Aria in Las Vegas and will feature some of the biggest names in poker and Hollywood.
Don Cheadle, Norm Macdonald, Brad Garrett, Kevin Pollack and Hank Azaria will join Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Vanessa Selbst and Antonio Esfandiari for a fun "winner takes all" event.
In this event, the pros will play the pros until one pro remains while the celebrities do the same. The winner from both groups will then face off on Sunday for a best-of-three format to determine the champion.
The prize to the winner will be $1 million.
"These Hollywood celebrities are about to face off in the hardest game of their life, for more than they've ever played for before, against some of the world's best players," said CEO of Poker Central Clint Stinchcomb. "This exciting, high pressure poker will be riveting to watch."
This will be a televised event and will be carried by NBCSN. Episodes will begin airing on July 29 at 9 PM EDT with subsequent episodes on August 5 and August 12.
Nominations for the 2015 Poker Hall of Fame Being Accepted
It's that time of year again. Nominations for the 2015 Poker Hall of Fame are now being accepted at WSOP.com. Every year, poker fans get to put in their nominations for the player that they think is most deserving of enshrinement.
The criteria for the Poker Hall of Fame are as follows:
♠ A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition ♠ Played for high stakes ♠ Be a minimum of 40 years old at time of nomination ♠ Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers ♠ Stood the test of time ♠ Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
Fan voting will continue through August 15 and the ten players receiving the most votes will become finalists to be voted upon by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
Last year, Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland were enshrined into the Hall of Fame. Negreanu turned 40 last year and got in on his first time appearing on the ballot.