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26 June 2006

LOS ANGELES, California – (PRESS RELEASE) --, the online gambling and entertainment giant, has signed on as the official sponsor of Baron Davis and Paul Pierce's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" A Magic Night of Poker, Players and Stars Friday July 7th. For this private event, the Avalon and Spider Club in Hollywood will be transformed into a Las Vegas-style casino. Top celebrities, hot NBA players and VIP's will test their luck competing in a Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament. Entrepreneur and CEO of, Calvin Ayers, will host the celebration along with Pierce and Davis and together they will pay special tribute to Magic Johnson.

"We are thrilled to be part of this event that brings together both sports and poker," says's founder and CEO Calvin Ayre. "We often support charities that support education and other services for underprivileged young people such as building schools in Costa Rica through my Calvin Ayre Foundation and the work done by team and player foundations such as Baron, Paul and Magic's organizations."

The All-Star charity weekend will continue with A Midsummer Night's Glam Jam -- a night of music and fashion fusion at the House of Blues on Sunset, as well as, Game Day: celebrity and NBA-sanctioned All-Star basketball games downtown at the Staples Center. The weekend will close with the Champion Celebration Sunday night at a renowned LA hot spot.

The weekend is presented and hosted by L.A. Stars, a charitable event group composed of the Baron Davis Foundation and Paul Pierce's Truth Foundation. A portion of the weekend's proceeds will also go to The Magic Johnson Foundation.

Tickets are on sale to the public at all Ticketmaster locations.

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