Successful online poker room UltimateBet will be helping out at the First Annual Tony and Eva Longoria-Parker Celebrity Casino night.


Founded by start of Desperate Housewives Eva Longoria, the night is to benefit "Eva's Heroes", those with developmental challenges. The night hopes to raise money to help children and young adults with special needs to integrate and flourish in society.


‘I’m incredibly excited that the popularity of poker is able to help such an important cause and I’m unbelievably honoured to be associated with this charity,’ stated UltimateBet pro Phil Hellmuth, who is on board to emcee the event.


The celebrity tournament begins on August 9th and the $300 buy-in includes a buffet dinner, $10,000 chips and $2,000 chips for all other casino games. The winner of the tournament will receive a seat in the 2009 World Series of Poker $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event, kindly provided by UltimateBet.


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