Star Power Added to Opportunity Village’s Celebrity Poker Tournament on April 6

Opportunity VillageMore star power has been added to the eigth annual Opportunity Village Celebrity Poker Tournament Apr. 6 inside Caesars Palace Poker Room. The line-up now includes Penn Jillette; who will be joining his All-Star Celebrity Apprentice castmate Omarosa Manigault; actor Adrian Zmed; ballroom dancer Lacey Schwimmer; Playmate and Strip headliner Claire Sinclair and many more. One grand prize winner will receive a seat in the 2013 World Series of Poker main event in addition to other prizes, generously donated by Caesars Entertainment. The registration fee for this friendly, No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em competition is $300 per person and includes one seat in the tournament as well as entrance to a VIP brunch for the player and a guest at PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace.

“The interest we’ve received for our Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament has been overwhelming and we are so grateful for the support of our community,” said Linda Smith, Associate Executive Director of Opportunity Village. “With a few seats left, we are still encouraging people to sign up and go all in for Opportunity Village.”

Celebrities scheduled to appear at this year’s tournament include Opportunity Village board member and supporter as well as The Apprentice and current All-Star Celebrity Apprentice contestant Penn Jillette; entertainment reporter Robin Leach; actresses Tia Mowry-Hardick and Tamera Mowry-Housley; actor Adrian Zmed; actress Phoebe Price; The Apprentice and current All-Star Celebrity Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault; ballroom dancer Lacey Schwimmer; model and Playmate Claire Sinclair; celebrity hairstylist Michael Boychuck; hypnotist Marc Savard; illusionist Jan Rouven; NASCAR driver Taylor Barton; Elvis impersonator Jesse Garon; pro BMX dirt jumper Ricardo Laguna; Mrs. Nevada Deborah Ashton-Cooke; Miss Nevada Randi Sundquist; singer Lyssa Lynne; “Mystic Mona” Joseph; The Duke of Fremont Street; Champagne Showgirls; members of Chippendales Male Revue including James and Jaymes, also from Amazing Race season 21; the casts of Thunder from Down Under, Evil Dead: The Musical, Legwarmers: An 80s Musical, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, Fantasy, The Australian Bee Gees and Million Dollar Quartet and professional poker players including Emily Jillette, Frank Kassela, Allen Cunningham, Melissa Hayden, Jon Friedberg, Chip Jett, Karina Jett, Jason Newitt, Perry Friedman, Andy Bloch, Ben Lamb and Marco Traniello.

Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families. Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves more than 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more productive.

The eight annual Opportunity Village Celebrity Poker Tournament will also feature raffle prizes, with all proceeds of the event benefiting individuals served by Opportunity Village. Check in begins at 10 a.m. and VIP brunch begins at 11 a.m. inside PURE Nightclub. Tickets for brunch-only attendance can be purchased for $50. For more information, or to purchase tickets and register, visit

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