Celebrities to Host Hollywood Poker Tournament - Thursday 19th of January 2006

HOLLYWOOD, California – Hollywood Poker has announced that it will be hosting a weeklycelebrity tournament on its website, which will have a different celebrityguest host each week. Former NY Mets and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star LennyDykstra has been selected as the first celebrity guest host for the January17th tournament. The following is a list of celebrities Hollywood Poker haschosen as their guest hosts so far:

January 17 Lenny Dykstra (Former NY Mets and Philadelphia Phillies Star)

January 24 Mimi Rogers ("Austin Powers")

January 31 Willie Garson ("Sex and the City")

February 7 Brad Sherwood ("Whose Line Is It Anyway?")

Over the next several months, Celebrity Poker Night will take place eachTuesday night at 10:00 p.m. EST on HollywoodPoker.com. The buy-in is only$5 with no added money required throughout the tournament. There are $25Celebrity Bounties involved as well if you are lucky enough to take acelebrity out. This low stakes tournament gives the average poker player theopportunity to play exciting tournament-style poker while also having thechance to beat some of Hollywood's top stars. The celebrity of the week willalso be featured on the website's "Green Room" and have a bio showcased aswell.

Commenting on the new Celebrity Night, World Poker Tour Star and HollywoodPoker Pro Vince Van Patten states, "this new weekly event is just anothercelebrity based tournament Hollywood Poker offers which provides poker playersacross the country a way to interact with celebrities while also polishing upon their poker skills. By having a different celebrity host each week,Hollywood Poker gives celebrities another opportunity to become associatedwith the site. If you are going to play poker online, why not try and beatsome of Hollywood's biggest names while you're at it."

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