Rockers Go 'All-In' For Poker Challenge
Contest winners will be able to test their poker skills against rockers Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) and Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers) in the first VegContest winners will be able to test their poker skills against rockers Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) and Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers) in the first Vegas Rock Star Poker Tournament and Sweepstakes Aug. 26-28 at the Palms Casino Resort.
Clear Channel Entertainment Properties and the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, with the Palms, are producing the event. Winners of Clear Channel radio promotions in New York, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Francisco as well as two Internet winners picked from registrations at vegasrockstarpoker.com will compete. Sweepstakes registration will remain open through Aug. 12.
Winners will go through a poker tutorial before having dinner with Navarro, Lee and Rzeznik where they will get to know their fellow contestants. An exclusive private party for contest winners will follow the all-in tournament, where the winner will take home $10,000.
The Palms is also the host to Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Challenge" television series, where Navarro won the first round of the cable series' third tournament. He will play in the final round, which is set to air Aug. 12, for a $100,000 prize that will go to the winner's charity of choice.
Along with Navarro, the final game will feature race car driver Jeff Gordon, who was revealed last week as the second round winner.
The game continues Thursday (July 22) when comedian/actor David Cross, a contestant during the show's first tournament, will return to play against three fellow cast members of the Fox sitcom "Arrested Development," as well as actor Peter Facinelli. Upcoming celebrity participants include chef Bobby Flay, actors Hank Azaria and Steve Harris and comedian Jeffrey Ross.