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"The Unabomber" comes to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

23 April 2008

INDIO, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -– If you've ever dreamed of sitting at the same poker table with one of the best players in the world, your dream is about to come true. Poker superstar, Phil "The Unabomber" Laak, comes to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Saturday, May 3rd at 4pm to play in the "Laak 'em in No Limit Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament."

Laak (pronounced LOCK), a professional poker player based in San Francisco, CA has played the popular card game since childhood. He scored his first major victory at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Celebrity Invitational in 2004 and continues to bring excitement and brilliant play to any tournament competition.

This special event begins with a public meet and greet at 1PM followed by the Laak 'em in No Limit Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament" at 4pm. The player who knocks Phil Laak out of the competition will enjoy dinner with the Poker Champ after the tournament. The buy-in for this once in a lifetime opportunity is only $200.00 and the top 8 players will share in the cash pool. Fantasy Springs Resort Casinos' General Manager, Paul Ryan says, "We're thrilled to have Phil play in this unique event, which gives our guests the chance to play against a world class poker talent."

A limited amount of seats for the "Laak 'em in No Limit Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament" will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Registration begins on Monday, April 28th at 1pm, PST. To reserve a seat and play with Phil "The Unabomber" Laak, contact the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino's Poker Room or for more information call 760-342-5000 ex. 84835.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino's Poker Room is an officially sanctioned World Poker Tour satellite Poker Room.

The Fantasy Springs Resort Casino's Poker Room features PokerPro Automated Poker tables exclusively and is open every day at 1pm. PokerPro players enjoy faster play, lower rakes and it's easy to learn.

Do you have what it takes to go "all in" against Phil "The Unabomber" Laak? Make your play at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, May 3rd and find out.

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