This Friday night, November 9, 2012, the Chicago Cultural Center will see the 7th Annual Chicago Poker Open, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, presented by Joel Schaub and Guaranteed Rate. The event is expected to sell out this year, with space for 150 poker players, and 150 casino players and other spectators. You may register online (and secure a discount) by going to ChicagoPokerOpen.com and clicking the registration link.
The winner of the event will take home the "Rain Man Getaway" - featuring two first-class tickets on United to Las Vegas, a four-day, three-night stay in a new tower at Caesar's Palace, dinner for two in Las Vegas, and a custom suit and shirt courtesy of Balani Custom Clothiers. Other prizes include electronics - iPods, televisions - sports paraphernalia, a Lake Michgan cruise and dinner, gift certificates for restaurants and massages, a Skyliner Bicycle, and more.
Celebrity invitees planning to attend include perennial supporter, columnist, and movie critic Richard Roeper, former Chicago Bear Chris Zorich, sports host David Kaplan of Chicago Tribune Live, Urban Prep Academies' Tim King, Cook County Commisioner John Fritchey, Alderman Rick Muñoz, Christina Scoleri from Mob Wives Chicago.
There will be Add-On and Re-Buy opportunities Please check out the Tournament Rules and Regulations.
This year we will also be joined by some of the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew, on the felt, and on the gaming floor!
Many wonderful Chicago businesses have contribued as event sponsors, and sponsorship opportunities still exist.