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For Immediate Release: Autism Speaks Poker

6th annual Ante 4 Autism event set for Golden Nugget, Sunday, Jan. 26

by , Jan 3, 2014 | 11:23 am

Event to be held opening night of the Winter furniture market

Co-Hosts hope to exceed last year’s total of $35,226!

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LAS VEGAS — The Ante4Autism Co-Hosts will continue their mission to raise awareness of the disability and raise money to help fund research into the cause and cure for Autism.  The 6th Annual Ante4Autism poker tournament will be held at the Golden Nugget in the “Grand” event center on Sunday, January 26th at 7 PM.   

The buy-in for the Texas Hold’em poker event is only $125, with $40 re-buys available!  All players will receive an Autism Speaks pin for playing!  All final table players will receive great merchandise prizes for being top finishers.  The winner will also receive the Grand Champion winner’s plaque!   The complete details of the event are available at www.Ante4autism.com.


 

Ante4Autism 2013 Co-Champions Poker Pro Chip Jett (left) and James Baker (right), look forward to defending their crown next year.     Ante4Autism 2013 with Allen Parvizian, Karina Jett, and Chip Jett

(L) Ante4Autism 2013 Co-Champions Poker Pro Chip Jett and James Baker look forward to defending their crown.

(R) Co-Host Allen Parvizian, with poker pros Karina and Chip Jett, welcome all to play in or sponsor the 6th Annual Ante4Autism poker tournament.


Co-Host Mike McQuiston mentioned:  “The prevalence of Autism continues to rise and we must figure out why.”

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Charity Poker Weekend

5th Annual Ante 4 Autism Event at Golden Nugget

by , Jan 24, 2013 | 10:30 am

Every so often poker players should give something back to ease the take take take mentality. I’m pretty sure that’s why the charity tournament was invented.

So if you’re in an altruistic mood this weekend and looking to feel good about your game, there’s the $125 buy-in Ante 4 Autism event at Golden Nugget this Sunday, January 27. Cards go in the air at 7 p.m. ante4autism-logo

The tournament benefits Autism Speaks, a real charity that preeminent Vegas poker hostess Karina Jett says is “very dear to my heart.”

“In the United States, autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed now in one in 88 children and one in 54 boys,” says Doug Krinsky, the event founder.

The first 100 players will receive an free T-shirt and Autism Speaks pin. The top five finishers receive special prizes — including a queen-size gel-infused memory foam bed set, and a leather recliner — while the winner gets a plaque, cash prize (which he may or may not choose to donate back to the charity) and warmth around his heart.

“The Golden Nugget has welcomed our event with open arms and we hope to announce shortly other professional poker players that will be joining us as well,” co-host Scott Graham said.

In the previous four years, this tournament has raised a total of $46,014, including a record $22,239 last year. Find more information about Ante 4 Autism at the Golden Nugget here.

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