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World Series of Poker continues charity efforts

26 May 2010

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Poker players are among the most generous and charity-conscious people on the planet. They continually use the game of poker to help raise awareness and funds for many worthy causes throughout the calendar year.

The World Series of Poker will again use its platform in 2010 to bolster their efforts.

The Nevada Cancer Institute (www.nevadacancerinstitute.org) is the official community partner of the World Series of Poker. Nevada's largest cancer center, NVCI will again be our primary beneficiary. We are encouraging all players to help "Put a Bad Beat on Cancer" by making tax-deductible donations. The Prevent Cancer organization will help use their "Bad Beat on Cancer" platform to raise awareness and funds to benefit NVCI.

With more than $175 million in prize money likely to be awarded this year, if players returned 1% of their winnings in 2010, we would all raise an incredible $1.75 million to help fight cancer, a terrible disease that touches us all.

And every donation is 100% tax-deductible, making it mutually-beneficial!

Here's how to get involved in the WSOP charitable efforts this year:

· 1% of payouts – The WSOP has set up in its payout program an opportunity for those cashing in the 57 bracelet events to easily donate 1% of their winnings to Nevada Cancer Institute. Players simply need to let the payout clerk know their intent to leave 1% of their winnings to Nevada Cancer Institute, and the WSOP will arrange to transfer the funds to the Institute. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and contributors will receive a letter from NVCI after their donations are received for accounting purposes.

· Ante Up For Africa – On July 3, 2010, the 3rd Annual Ante Up For Africa Charity-Celebrity poker tournament will be held at the Rio. The $5,000 buy-in No Limit Hold'em tournament is open to anyone 21 years or older. More than $1.5 million has been raised in the first three years of the event, as those cashing in the event have generously donated huge portions of their winnings to Ante Up For Africa to help raise funds for the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. Hosted by actor Don Cheadle and Annie Duke, the event draws big names from Hollywood, sports and poker and is always among the most exciting days of the WSOP. All donations are tax-deductible.

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