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Aug 7, 2007
Author: Catrina Rudd
It's like an All-Star poker tournament and '80s flashback at once!Coachella Valley California is going to be the site of the "All Star Poker Challenge." The Spotlight 29 Casino will likely find some very confused and others excited when the everyday player gets to meet their favorite celebrities, on October 13 and 14th.

That is, of course, if your favorite celebrity is one of these scheduled to appear so far:

Football Hall of Fame inductee and bit-part actor Deacon Jones; multi-sport legend and famed "Bo Knows" pitchman from the '90s, Bo Jackson; lightweight boxing champ Jorge Paez, Jr. (known for his in-ring back flips); Murray Langston, also known as "the Unknown Comic," who made regular appearances on The Gong Show telling jokes with a brown paper bag over his head. Notable poker host and the one and only Mr. Kotter, from Welcome Back Kotter, Gabe Kaplan, will be heading up the celebrity event.

Also scheduled to appear: Coachella Valley locals DJ Ant Dogg from U-92 FM and Coachella Mayor Eduardo Garcia.
The All-Star Poker Challenge action will be No-Limit style, with 30-minute long rounds beginning at 2 p.m. The final table is then scheduled for 12 p.m. on October 14. play will continue until the final table is decided. Players will each receive $10,000 in tournament chips, and all players on all levels are welcome to register to play.

Buy-ins for the All-Star Poker Challenge are available now at the Spotlight 29 Casino box office or gift shop, with the cost $560 each broken down as follows $500 goes to the prize pool, $50 to the house and $10 to dealer gratuity.
Adding to the exhilaration if the winning hand at the final table is a Royal Flush, the winner will gain a new Chevrolet, Cadillac or GMC.

Additionally, Kaplan and Langston will be performing in the Spotlight Showroom on October 12. All tournament participants will receive two free tickets, with individual tickets for the comedy concert available for $35.

Some of the celebrities have donated various autographed sports memorabilia to a silent auction that will be running concurrently with the poker tournament. The proceeds are going to benefit the Native American Land Conservancy.

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