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PokerStars to host celebrity tournament at PCA

30 November 2009

ISLE OF MAN -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- PokerStars, the world's largest poker site, has teamed up with amfAR, to help combat the Global Aids epidemic, through a high profile charity poker tournament which will include many top celebs, sports stars and leading poker pro's.

The celebrities and top poker pros are expected to take part in the $5,250 event which will take place at the luxurious Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island on January 8, 2010. Half the entire prize pool will go to amfAR to support their innovative research and help raise HIV/AIDS awareness.

Among those due to play in the charity event are major PokerStars- sponsored sports stars such as NHL Olympic gold medalist Mats Sundin, tennis legend Boris Becker and French rugby star Sebastien Chabal as well as members of Team PokerStars Pro; PokerStars' roster of talented sponsored poker professionals.

"PokerStars is bringing a truly innovative and fulfilling cause to the PCA this year through their partnership with amfAR," said Team PokerStars Pro member, Daniel Negreanu, "As a member of Team PokerStars Pro, I feel very lucky to be able to participate in, and contribute to, such a worthwhile cause in the name of AIDS research."

"amfAR is grateful to PokerStars for providing this opportunity to bring AIDS awareness to a new audience and to raise critical funds for AIDS research," said Gregory Boroff, amfAR's vice president and director of development.

Both PokerStars.net and PokerStars.com will be running special online qualifying satellites before the event to give players from all over the world a chance to be involved; qualifiers can win a trip to the Bahamas and play alongside the celebs, sports stars and poker pro's in the amfAR event. PokerStars.net will be hosting regular freerolls from now until December 6 while PokerStars.com will be running $5 satellites until December 13.

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure runs from Jan. 4-14, 2010 at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in Paradise Island, Bahamas. In addition to the amfAR charity poker event, the 2010 PCA will host 50 tournaments over ten days in various games and formats, with millions of dollars in prize money. PokerStars will also encourage all participants to donate in some way to amfAR during the PCA.

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