Pinstripes & Polka Dots Tourney with @DukeofFremont

Museum Guild looks to poker to help preserve Vegas culture

by , Oct 26, 2011 | 7:41 pm

The Duke of Fremont, that colorful, uniquely Vegassy character who likes to buy in to 1/2 games with no max and sit behind stacks of $100k in bills (which he carries around downtown in a violin case) returns to the felt for a tourney at the Golden Nugget this Friday — raising money for the Clark County Museum Guild, a non-profit philanthropic group dedicated to preserving Las Vegas culture.

The event comes with the Duke fully recovered from multiple broken bones and flesh wounds suffered in a violent robbery in August 2010. The trial against his accused assailants was supposed to start this week — just down the street from the Nugget — but was delayed on Monday.

Who: The Duke of Fremont presents “Pinstripes & Polka Dots”
What: $100 NLH (w $20 rebuys)
When: Friday, Oct 28, 6pm (red carpet cocktails begin at 5pm)
Where: Golden Nugget, Downtown Las Vegas
Why: Fundraiser for Clark County Museum Guild

With or without a verdict, perfect way to kick off the Halloween weekend, no? I like the small buy-in (and rebuys) and probability that I might feel young again as one of the “youngsters” in attendance … not to mention my curiosity about Vegas fundraiser tournaments devoid of Full Tilt swag and ironically titled “Howard Lederer Tells All” DVDs.

The theme is “Vintage Vegas” (shocker) … and while there is a costume contest with additional prizes, attendees are simply asked to “dress appropriately”. When I invited Dr. Pokerati to join me at the event, she wanted to know, obv, what to wear. “I think they’re going for 1940s-50s slutty”, I said via text … to which she responded, “k”.

More info about the tournament beneficiary here, and you can follow the Duke of Fremont on Twitter here.


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